Council wants domiciliary workers to join social care register

The General Social Care Council changed tack last week when it
announced that it would recommend domiciliary care workers be
amongst the next groups to join the social care register,
writes Amy Taylor.

The GSCC will recommend to the government that outreach and
domiciliary care workers, residential childcare workers and those
working in residential family centres should be the next groups to
be registered along with social care managers. 

The Council had planned to focus solely on social care managers
in the second tranche of registration after qualified social
workers and for the other groups to make up the following

The recommendation follows a consultation where 179 out of the
225 respondents backed the GSCC’s original proposal.

Despite this the GSCC said a “substantial number” of
respondents argued that social care workers who pose the highest
risk to service users should be made a higher priority in the order
of registration leading to their change of plan.

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