Questions posed about social degree


Posted on March 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Topss England¹s chief executive, Andrea Rowe, has highlighted questions for social care employers and others to consider in response to a proposal for the development of a social care degree, made by the Department of Health¹s community care minister Stephen Ladyman. Dr Ladyman¹s speech urged the sector to consider whether there is a need for a more appropriate degree for those who deliver direct social care, in addition to the existing National Vocational Qualifications. Following the challenge by the minister, Topss England chair Arthur Keefe made clear, “Topss England has not established a position but we will be using our networks to contribute to a ministerial consultation.” He reaffirmed Topss England¹s commitment to “prize and make use of the different backgrounds and perspectives people bring to their work.” In advance of a position being taken, Mrs Rowe suggests that the sector¹s consideration of the proposal should include asking: #Why shouldn¹t people be cared for by someone with a degree qua





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