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House of Commons Health Select Committee report 2014

Date of publication: 18/06/2014
Category: Position statement
Audience: Journalists and media
Anna van der Gaag, Chair and Marc Seale, Chief Executive of the Health and Care Professions Council acknowledging today’s publication of the House of Commons Health Select Committee report, 2014 Accountability hearing with the Health and Care Professions Council

We share the Committee’s concerns on reports of abuse by adult social care workers and welcome their recommendation that the Government should publish plans for the implementation of our proposals for a negative register. Legislation is needed if we are to deliver a robust system of regulation for this group in England. As we reported to the Committee, we believe our proposals are proportionate, cost effective and stronger than the current system, allowing the regulator to effectively deal with the small minority whose conduct makes them unsuitable to work in this area.

We also welcome the Committee's recommendation to Government that other groups and professions should be brought swiftly into regulation by the HCPC where that is considered necessary for protection of the public.

We will continue to engage and work with Government as they consider their response to these recommendations.

The Committee has made a number of conclusions and recommendations and the Council will consider these in full at its next meeting on 2 July 2014.


• To view the report, see

• For more information about our proposals for the regulation of adult social care workers, see
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