The government target for all residential child care managers to
hold both a recognised care award and a recognised management award
by 2005 is likely to be “pushed back”, according to the national
social care training body.
Speaking at a conference on achieving quality in residential child
care last week, Topss England chairperson Arthur Keefe said it was
still uncertain what care qualification managers would be required
to have before they could obtain management awards. The National
Care Standards Commission is responsible for setting the
Keefe was launching national occupational standards for residential
child care managers on which a new management award will be based.