Homecare Association Response to Regulation of Professionals Consultation
The Department for Health and Social Care issued a consultation considering how the powers to introduce and remove professions from regulation might be used in the future.
Unlike Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland there is no professional regulation for careworkers in England. While most homecare provision is CQC regulated at an organisational level there remain unregulated parts of the wider social care sector. We suggest that the regulation of the care workforce in England is considered. Were this implemented it would need careful consideration and adequate funding.