Consultation outcome

Registration of providers of social work services

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Detail of outcome

Between 19 September and 9 October 2013 the Department for Education sought views on a set of draft regulations around fitness to manage a social work service and registration that will apply to organisations that wish to discharge looked-after children and care-leaver functions on behalf of local authorities. This document presents the results of the consultation and the government’s response.

Original consultation

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Summary

Consultation on fitness to manage a social work service and registration regulations applicable to organisations discharging social care functions on behalf of LAs.

Documents

Consultation: Registration and regulation of providers of social work services

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Draft regulations: Providers of social work services (England) regulations 2013

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Consultation description

In January and February of this year, the department consulted on proposals to commence part 1 of the Children and Young Persons Act 2008 (CYPA).

This would allow all local authorities (LAs) in England to delegate care functions to external providers. At the same time, the department also consulted on a second proposal to remove the CYPA’s requirement for these providers to register with Ofsted.

The department is now withdrawing its second proposal and is setting up arrangements to require external providers of social care services to register with Ofsted, where they are having functions delegated to them by LAs.

It is therefore consulting on regulations for registration and fitness to manage a social work service that will underpin this.