Document type
Corporate author(s)
Skills for Care (Organization)
Skills for Care
Date of publication
1 November 2007
NMDS-SC briefing; 4
Social Work, Social Care and Social Services, Education and Skills
Social welfare
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This briefing from the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care concerns qualifications in the social care sector. The Care Standards Act 2000 set out how inspection of social care services would be carried out against Regulations and National Minimum Standards (NMS). The National Minimum Standards set targets that by December 2005: registered managers should obtain NVQ Level 4 or equivalent in both Management and Care; at least half the staff in each care home should have the NVQ Level 2 in Care; and in domiciliary care 50% of all personal care by the provider to be delivered by workers NVQ qualified by 1st April 2008. This edition of NMDS-SC briefing reviews what initial findings can be drawn from the employee returns about qualification achievement.

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