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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-02231: Alison Johnstone (Lothian)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 31 August 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to meeting the cost of membership registration for support workers in care at home and housing support services who are required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council from 2017.

Answered by: Mark McDonald 14 September 2016

The responsibility of individual registered workers to pay their registration fees has been in place since registration first started in 2003 and we have no plans to change this. Scottish Government does however contribute towards meeting the costs involved in the registration, regulation and development of the social services workforce through grant in aid provided to the Scottish Social Services Council.