Training guidance in children’s homes tightened

The Commission for Social Care Inspection has revised guidance
on qualification standards for managers and care staff in
children’s homes.

The guidance, co-produced by Topss England, will let services
and inspectors assess whether workers’ training and qualifications
meet those set by the national minimum standards for children’s

Roger Morgan, children’s rights director based at the CSCI, said
it would improve outcomes for children and young people. “Children
have told me through our consultations that staff training is vital
to their quality of care,” he said.

Meanwhile, it has been revealed that the number of pre-school
and child care workers in Scotland increased by 1,400 to 28,150 in

The figures, from the Scottish executive, show the number of
qualified staff rose by 7 per cent to 74 per cent. They also show
that local authority child care staff are the highest paid and
longest serving employees.


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