NMDS-SC consultation on new social care job roles

June 5, 2017

Skills for Care is asking for help to identify new social care job roles and services to include in the NMDS-SC.

As adult social care continues to evolve, Skills for Care recognises that it needs to reflect the changing and new social care job roles and services in its National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC).

The NMDS-SC captures information about the adult social care workforce and is used by the Department of Health and other stakeholders to plan services and make informed decisions about funding.

Skills for Care is asking for help from social care providers to identify what new roles and services should be captured in the NMDS-SC SC. It says that it can then consider which to include and seek funding from Department of Health to make any changes.

It has compiled a short survey to be completed or passed onto the relevant person in your organisation. It will only take 5 minutes.

The NMDS-SC currently collects information about 31 job roles. These are classified under the following headings: senior management, middle management, first line management, registered manager, supervisor, social worker, senior care worker, care worker, community, support and outreach work, employment support, advice, guidance and advocacy, educational support, youth offending support, counsellor, occupational therapist, occupational therapist assistant, registered nurse, applied health professional, nursery nurse, childcare worker or childcare assistant, teacher, educational assistant, technician, other job roles directly involved in providing care, and not providing care, managers and staff in care-related but not care providing roles, administration/office staff, ancillary staff, personal assistant, activities worker, and safeguarding and reviewing officer.

Full information about the roles and responsibilities of each job role is available on the Skills for Care website.

The closing date for the Skills for Care survey on new social care job roles is 09:00am on Friday 30th June 2017.

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