TOPSS sets training targets for care sector


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

The Training Organisation for Personal Social Services (TOPPS) for England has published its consultation document “Modernising the Social Care Workforce – the first national training strategy for England”. A report on training for residential care, including heads of homes, has been issued by TOPSS England, the National Training Organisation for Social Care. TOPSS England chair Arthur Keefe said the report begins to identify the particular types of qualification thought to be appropriate, and gives estimates of the costs which it proposes be met by a tripartite arrangement between employers, employees and government. “As we approach the registration of individual care workers with the General Social Care Council, social care needs to have a framework of qualifications to provide a basis for registration,” Mr Keefe said. The report is part of a training strategy developed by TOPSS, called “Modernising the Social Care Workforce”, which was welcomed by Health Secretary Alan Milburn at the Association of Direct





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