Recommendation 4

Develop a workforce plan for children‘s social care and the early years

  • Adequate staffing levels to support babies and provide safe care in all settings
  • Collaborating with professional bodies to accurately estimate and address workforce gaps across services
  • A workforce plan for social care and the early years workforce to complement the NHS Workforce Plan
  • A review of training pathways to explore new entry routes to careers in the NHS, early years, social care and the voluntary sector