Securing quality in the mixed economy of care : difficulties in regulating training

Balloch, Susan, Banks, Laura and Hill, Michael (2004) Securing quality in the mixed economy of care : difficulties in regulating training Social Policy and Society, 3 (4). pp. 365-373. ISSN 1474-7464

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Abstract

This study explores issues about securing quality of provision in social care using evidence from research into training in the adult care sector in two English local authorities. It shows that progress towards securing a trained workforce is slow and explores reasons for this. It argues that since the government is making particular efforts to increase training in this sector, these data provide a good test case of the problems about using regulation to raise care standards. It concludes that significant progress is unlikely to be made in respect of training unless the impact of other factors, such as the occupational segregation of the workforce and contracting out, are also taken into account.

Item Type:Journal article
Additional Information:© 2004 Cambridge University Press
Subjects:L000 Social Sciences
DOI (a stable link to the resource):10.1017/S147474640400199X
Faculties:Faculty of Health and Social Sciences > School of Applied Social Science
ID Code:121
Deposited By:editor sass
Deposited On:21 Nov 2006
Last Modified:22 May 2013 12:04

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