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Professionalising the workforce: how far does a register take us?

25 Apr 2024
Care Keynote Theatre
The adult social care workforce currently faces an enormity of pressures. Recent initiatives to improve workforce conditions have not gone far enough nor have they reprimanded the pressures at hand. Does England now need to follow both Scotland and Wales and introduce the professional registration of adult social care staff and how far would this take us to realising a sustainable workforce? We all know change is needed to professionalise the workforce but what that change is and what it will look like requires further investigation.
Objectives: An overview of the current workforce in England
An analysis of how the introduction of a professional register in England would serve to benefit the workforce
A discussion of what other measures need to be considered to stabilise and professionalise the workforce
George Appleton, Head of Policy - Care England