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Social Services: Registration

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 9 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to announce his decision on the inclusion of other social care workers on the register of the General Social Care Council. (241268)

The Department remains convinced of the important role that the registration of home care workers can play in public protection and raising quality within the sector. We need to do this in a way that does not create unnecessary burdens, is cost effective and is based on best available evidence as to what works. The Department is currently in discussion with the General Social Care Council on how best to achieve this. Further announcements will be made in due course.