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star this property date less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services: Training remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of the funding allocated to the consultation on the National Assessment and Accreditation System was spent on (a) private sector consultants and (b) local authorities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
star this property uin 212380 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-01-29
star this property answer text <p>In total the government has spent £8.7 million on the consultation, preparation and the introduction of the National Assessment and Accreditation System (NAAS) for child and family social workers.</p><p> </p><p>These costs can be further broken down into £4.6 million in preparation costs, which includes money spent on the proof of concept phase, the preparation of assessment materials and standard setting.</p><p> </p><p>A further £4.1 million was spent up until June 2018 on the introduction of assessments. Of this, £3.5 million has been in spent in grants made to local authorities to support children’s services departments and individual social workers to prepare for the assessment.</p><p> </p><p>The department has spent no funds on consultation. The consultation and program development of the NAAS has been resourced directly by the civil service who have engaged widely with both local authorities and individual social workers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 212378 more like this
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less than 2019-01-29T17:34:08.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T17:34:08.397Z
star this property answering member
4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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4277
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
1047696
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services: Training remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department has spent on the (a) consultation on (b) preparation for and (c) introduction of the National Assessment and Accreditation Systems for social workers, social work supervisors and leaders. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
star this property uin 212378 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-01-29
star this property answer text <p>In total the government has spent £8.7 million on the consultation, preparation and the introduction of the National Assessment and Accreditation System (NAAS) for child and family social workers.</p><p> </p><p>These costs can be further broken down into £4.6 million in preparation costs, which includes money spent on the proof of concept phase, the preparation of assessment materials and standard setting.</p><p> </p><p>A further £4.1 million was spent up until June 2018 on the introduction of assessments. Of this, £3.5 million has been in spent in grants made to local authorities to support children’s services departments and individual social workers to prepare for the assessment.</p><p> </p><p>The department has spent no funds on consultation. The consultation and program development of the NAAS has been resourced directly by the civil service who have engaged widely with both local authorities and individual social workers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 212380 more like this
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less than 2019-01-29T17:34:08.33Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T17:34:08.33Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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4277
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
1037132
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services: Training remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to (a) improve the standards of training and (b) establish qualifications for social care workers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 205787 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
star this property answer text <p>The Department continues to work with its delivery partner, Skills for Care, to improve standards of training and qualifications of social care workers include increasing the uptake of the Care Certificate and qualifications in social care.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Department continues to monitor and analyse overall staffing levels across social care and recognises the significant challenges in supporting and retaining our social care workforce. We are working with Skills for Care, to understand trends in retention and turnover rates of social care staff and will use this information to develop policies to address any workforce gaps. The Government has committed to publish an Adult Social Care Green Paper at the earliest opportunity setting out its proposals for reform in this sector.</p><p> </p><p>Recruiting more people to work in the sector is a priority for this Government and we are launching a national adult social care recruitment campaign in early February. This will raise the profile of the sector, build awareness of the rich variety of careers on offer, and attract the right people, with the right values, to deliver the very best care. The campaign will also support providers to improve their recruitment and retention practices.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 205788 more like this
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less than 2019-01-10T15:17:22.727Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-10T15:17:22.727Z
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4008
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
star this property tabling member
116
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
969445
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-07more like thismore than 2018-09-07
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services: Training remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on the number of people (a) applying for and (b) taking up a place on the Step Up to Social Work programme; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 171656 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-17more like thismore than 2018-09-17
star this property answer text <p>Responsibility for the Social Work profession is shared between the Department of Health and Social Care who are responsible for social work with adults and Department for Education who are responsible for social work with children and families. The Departments share a common policy of increasing the quality of social workers through education and continuing professional development, and maintaining sufficient numbers of social workers.</p><p> </p><p>The Secretaries of State, Ministers and the Chief Social Workers for England meet regularly to discuss and align policy on social work and the departments have active programmes to ensure the effective recruitment, retention, training and development of the social work profession.</p><p> </p><p>The Step up to Social Work programme is fully funded by the Department of Education since 2010 and is specifically aimed at increasing the number of social workers who work with children and families.</p><p> </p><p>The Secretaries of State of the Department of Health and Social Care and the Department of Education have not met specifically to discuss the Step up to Social Work programme.</p><p> </p><p>The Department of Education have told us that four cohorts have now completed the programme with just over 1100 social workers finishing. Cohort 5 started in January 2018 and cohort 6 is planned to start in 2020. For cohort 5, there were 4391 applications with 563 people starting. The Department of Health and Social Care does not have any further details on the number of applications.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T13:21:22.947Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T13:21:22.947Z
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4008
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
star this property tabling member
308
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
845777
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services: Training remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the availability of work place training in the care sector; and whether such training is within the remit of the Care Quality Commission. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
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Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 128749 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-28more like thismore than 2018-02-28
star this property answer text <p>It is the responsibility of social care provider organisations to ensure their employees are suitably qualified, competent, skilled and experienced. They are also responsible for ensuring their employees receive appropriate support, training and professional development, to enable them to carry out the duties they are employed to perform.</p><p> </p><p>The role of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) is not to assess work place training within the care sector or if the correct training provision is provided. The CQC’s remit is to understand whether or not the regulated provider can demonstrate that they have adequate numbers of appropriately skilled, competent and knowledgeable staff in place to meet the needs of those they provide a service to.</p><p> </p><p>Where the CQC observes or has evidence that staff are not being supported, trained or enabled to do their job safely or effectively, and determines that this has an impact on the quality and safety of care people are experiencing, it may take action.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2018-02-28T13:14:58.143Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-28T13:14:58.143Z
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4008
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
star this property tabling member
4124
unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
631870
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-08more like thismore than 2016-11-08
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services: Training remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to increase the level of investment in training for 16 to 25 year olds in the adult care sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hyndburn more like this
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Graham Jones more like this
star this property uin 52308 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-17more like thismore than 2016-11-17
star this property answer text <p>The Department continues to spend significant levels of funding to train and develop the adult social care workforce, including those aged between 16-25.</p><p> </p><p>In 2016/17, the Department will provide £23 million in funding to Skills for Care for the training and development of the adult social care workforce including for 16-25 year olds. This includes £12 million for the Workforce Development Fund which provides support to employers for modules and qualifications for their workers in adults’ services in the private and voluntary sectors.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is working closely with the sector skills council partner, Skills for Care, through programmes such as apprenticeships in social care and Care Ambassadors which promote positive image of the sector in schools and colleges.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Warrington South more like this
star this property answering member printed David Mowat more like this
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less than 2016-11-17T11:56:44.533Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-17T11:56:44.533Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Mowat more like this
star this property tabling member
3999
unstar this property label Biography information for Graham P Jones more like this
512602
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-04-13more like thismore than 2016-04-13
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services: Training remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the minimum standards required to practice as a care worker are; and what steps he is taking to ensure online training courses in care work are regularly assessed and adequate to meet those requirements. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 33868 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-19more like thismore than 2016-04-19
star this property answer text <p>All providers of health or adult social care activities that fall under the supervision of the Care Quality Commission have a legal duty to ensure that all staff working to provide those activities have the qualifications, competence, skills and experience necessary for the work to be performed.</p><p> </p><p>Health and social care support workers should meet the Care Certificate standards. The Certificate comprises 15 standards that cover the fundamental skills, knowledge and behaviours that are required to provide safe, effective and compassionate care.</p><p> </p><p>The Care Certificate contains practical components that must be completed. There are a number of online commercial Care Certificate training products that do not make this clear. Health Education England and Skills for Care are working on online training materials to provide a free-of-charge and authoritative alternative to the current commercial offerings.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Ben Gummer more like this
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less than 2016-04-19T16:46:05.7Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-19T16:46:05.7Z
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3988
star this property label Biography information for Ben Gummer more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
438503
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-15more like thismore than 2015-12-15
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services: Training remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the training scheme to create a career ladder for care workers by developing the role of care practitioners has been cancelled. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL4599 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-20more like thismore than 2016-01-20
star this property answer text <p><strong></strong></p><p>The Government is spending significant sums this year (circa £130 million) to train and develop the adult social care workforce; this includes £12m for the Workforce Development Fund for training to develop the workforce.</p><br /><p>Whilst pre-contract discussions had taken place, no formal financial commitment was made to this specific project by UK Commission for Employment and Skills and the project has been informed that funding is not available.</p><br /><p>In order to prioritise funding on the adult skills participation budgets, savings are being made from supporting budgets such as the UKCES.</p><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /><p>The Government is working closely with its delivery partners, Skills for Care and National Skills Academy Social Care to improve the level of skills of the adult social care workforce.</p><br /><p>The adult social care workforce has a key role to play as service users experience of care depends heavily on the sensitivity and compassion of care workers. Better skills and training are an important part of raising standards overall.</p><br /> <br /> <br />
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2016-01-20T15:20:00.343Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-20T15:20:00.343Z
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4284
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-15more like thismore than 2015-10-15
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services: Training remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department intends to establish or encourage national training schemes for care providers to ensure consistency in care provision across the sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Ben Howlett more like this
star this property uin 12118 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-23more like thismore than 2015-10-23
star this property answer text <p>The introduction of the Care Certificate, a recommendation of the Cavendish Review, will help to improve the consistency of training in the sector. As of 1 April 2015, all new social care support workers and healthcare assistants are expected to attain the new Care Certificate within their first twelve weeks of employment.</p><br /><p>The Department funds Skills for Care, the partner in the sector skills council for social care, to produce a range of resources for workers to develop the knowledge to support people who use the services. This includes the apprenticeships programme which is important in growing a consistently skilled workforce providing high quality care for the future.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Ben Gummer more like this
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less than 2015-10-23T13:14:05.807Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-23T13:14:05.807Z
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3988
star this property label Biography information for Ben Gummer more like this
star this property tabling member
4445
unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Howlett more like this
222749
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-23more like thismore than 2015-02-23
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services: Training remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve training and development in the care sector. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL5090 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-06more like thismore than 2015-03-06
star this property answer text <p>It is the responsibility of individual employers to ensure that staff are appropriately trained and competent to carry out the roles they are employed to provide.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department continues to work with Skills for Care to develop a comprehensive suite of standards and qualifications to support employers in developing the care sector workforce.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>From 1 April 2015, the Department is introducing the Care Certificate for new healthcare assistants and social care support workers to enable them to receive the high quality and consistent training and support they need to do their jobs.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-03-06T10:53:32.357Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-06T10:53:32.357Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this