Children’s homes workforce literature review and call for evidence

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) recommended in its Interim Report (April 2018), that the Department for Education (DfE) introduces registration of staff working in care roles in children’s homes. They recommended an independent body be responsible for setting and maintaining standards of training, conduct and continuing professional development, with the power to enforce these through fitness to practice procedures.

DfE responded by conducting a literature review and call for evidence to examine the evidence and the views of the sector.

The government has informed IICSA that it will continue to keep the recommendation for a professional register of the residential childcare sector under review.

Source GOV.UK:


Children’s homes workforce literature review

Children’s homes workforce: call for evidence

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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