Skills for Care to develop new five-year plan

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

Skills for Care (SfC), the workforce development body for adult social care in England, says it is developing a long-term strategy to ensure the workforce has the skills to deliver a modern, employer led service. Sector stakeholders will be able to comment on the strategy when it is put out for consultation leter this year. In partnership with the Children’s Workforce Development Council (CWDC), Skills for Care says it will be working on its Sector Skills Agreement for England over the next 18 months. Sector Skills Agreements are seen by SfC as being crucial in improving the quality of care provision, and will be used to apply for additional funding for the sector if approved by the Sector Skills Development Agency. In January 2000, TOPSS England published Modernising the Social Care Workforce – the first national training strategy for England This document identified a number of targets and a funding strategy for the following five years. In the summer of 2005 the Department of Health and the Department

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