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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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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
star 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 funding allocated to the consultation on the National Assessment and Accreditation System for social workers was spent on (a) private sector consultants and (b) local authorities in 2018-19. 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 276203 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 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
star this property answer text <p>In total the government has spent £18.4 million on the consultation, preparation and introduction of the National Assessment and Accreditation System (NAAS) for child and family social workers.</p><p>These costs can be further broken down into:</p><ul><li>£4.6 million in preparation costs, which includes money spent on the proof of concept phase, the preparation of assessment materials and standard setting;</li><li>£4.1 million up to June 2018 on the introduction of assessments, of this £3.5 million has been in grants made to local authorities to support Children’s Services Departments and individual social workers prepare for the assessment;</li><li>£3.7 million from July 2018 to May 2019 was spent on running assessment centres and paid to private consultants to deliver this service; and</li><li>a further £6 million in 2018-19, which has been in grants to local authorities.</li></ul><p>The department has spent no funds on consultation. The consultation and programme 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><p> </p>
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 276201 more like this
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less than 2019-07-19T14:00:55.13Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-19T14:00:55.13Z
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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
1127160
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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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
star 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 level of training and support provided to those employed in the care sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Great Grimsby more like this
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Melanie Onn more like this
star this property uin 255348 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 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government is working alongside stakeholders in the adult social care sector to ensure there is the right number of people, with the right skills, knowledge and values to meet increasing demand, and deliver high quality, person-centred care and support.</p><p>The Department’s delivery partner, Skills for Care, monitors levels of qualifications and training and works to improve standards and increase uptake of training and qualifications for those working in adult social care. This includes distributing £12 million a year through the Workforce Development Fund to support employers fund training.</p><p>We know that there is more that we can do, and the Government will publish a Social Care Green Paper at the earliest opportunity setting out proposals for reform to ensure the social care system is sustainable for the future. It will include a vision for the workforce, and proposals to boost recruitment, retention, and workforce development in the longer term.</p> more like this
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 2019-05-21T13:10:48.103Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:10:48.103Z
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4008
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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4464
unstar this property label Biography information for Melanie Onn more like this
1064118
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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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
star 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 and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a national registration and accreditation system for care workers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol North West more like this
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Darren Jones more like this
star this property uin 223529 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 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government has no plans to introduce a national registration and accreditation system for care workers in England at this time.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to a proportionate system of safeguards for the professionals who work in the health and care system. Statutory professional regulation should only be used in cases where the risks to the public cannot be mitigated in other ways.</p><p> </p><p>Care workers in England are subject to employer checks and controls including a Disclosure and Barring Service check. And, since 2015, healthcare assistants and care support workers have been expected to achieve the care certificate before working unsupervised. This contains 15 standards setting out a common set of skills, knowledge and behaviours that are needed in order to provide safe, high quality and compassionate care.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
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less than 2019-02-25T16:57:41.507Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-25T16:57:41.507Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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4621
unstar this property label Biography information for Darren Jones more like this
1047700
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
star 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, what estimate he has made of the cost per social worker of assessment under the National Assessment and Accreditation Scheme (a) including and (b) not including piloting and set-up costs. 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 212382 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 2019-02-01more like thismore than 2019-02-01
star this property answer text <p>​For the period from July 2018 up to and including March 2020, the government has allocated a maximum of £18.5 million (rounded) for funding phases 1 and 2 of the National Assessment and Accreditation System (NAAS). This excludes piloting and set-up costs incurred prior to July 2018.</p><p>This is broken down as follows;</p><ul><li>£4.2 million for the operation, continuous improvement and evaluation of NAAS in phase 1.</li><li>£7.42 million for the operation, continuous improvement and evaluation of NAAS in phase 2.</li><li>£6.85 million grant funding for an additional 34 local authorities to join phase 2.</li></ul><p> </p><p>The cost per social worker of assessment under the NAAS varies according to the stage of development of the programme, the throughput of social workers in each local authority and the cost and capacity of a particular assessment venue. Therefore, at this stage we are not able to attribute a cost per social worker. The programme is being developed in an agile manner and through the first phases we have appointed an independent evaluator to collate financial and benefits data, the evidence from which will inform the future rollout approach.</p><p> </p><p>For national rollout of NAAS, delivery and cost modelling is currently underway and the cost per social worker will depend on the delivery model(s) selected. It is anticipated that a significant proportion of NAAS investment made during phase 1 and phase 2 will support future delivery of NAAS on a national basis.</p>
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 212379 more like this
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less than 2019-02-01T12:07:25.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-01T12:07:25.05Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
star this property tabling member
4277
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
1047697
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
star this property answering body
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
star 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 funding her Department has allocated to phase (a) 1 and (b) 2 of the implementation of the National Assessment and Accreditation System. 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 212379 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 2019-02-01more like thismore than 2019-02-01
star this property answer text <p>​For the period from July 2018 up to and including March 2020, the government has allocated a maximum of £18.5 million (rounded) for funding phases 1 and 2 of the National Assessment and Accreditation System (NAAS). This excludes piloting and set-up costs incurred prior to July 2018.</p><p>This is broken down as follows;</p><ul><li>£4.2 million for the operation, continuous improvement and evaluation of NAAS in phase 1.</li><li>£7.42 million for the operation, continuous improvement and evaluation of NAAS in phase 2.</li><li>£6.85 million grant funding for an additional 34 local authorities to join phase 2.</li></ul><p> </p><p>The cost per social worker of assessment under the NAAS varies according to the stage of development of the programme, the throughput of social workers in each local authority and the cost and capacity of a particular assessment venue. Therefore, at this stage we are not able to attribute a cost per social worker. The programme is being developed in an agile manner and through the first phases we have appointed an independent evaluator to collate financial and benefits data, the evidence from which will inform the future rollout approach.</p><p> </p><p>For national rollout of NAAS, delivery and cost modelling is currently underway and the cost per social worker will depend on the delivery model(s) selected. It is anticipated that a significant proportion of NAAS investment made during phase 1 and phase 2 will support future delivery of NAAS on a national basis.</p>
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 212382 more like this
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less than 2019-02-01T12:07:25.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-01T12:07:25.003Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
star this property tabling member
4277
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
1047698
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
star 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, 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 less than 2019-01-29more 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
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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
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
star 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 less than 2019-01-29more 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
star 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 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 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
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
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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
star 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 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
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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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
star 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
star this property answering member
4008
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this