At today’s Daycare Trust Conference Sarah Teather announced the government’s decision to no longer fund workforce development activity through the Children’s Workforce Development Council, to remove the NDPB status and to bring ongoing key functions into the Department.
Jane Haywood, Chief Executive at CWDC, said: “We are naturally very disappointed with this decision. We have achieved much to be proud of over the last five years and our legacy will be a long one.
“We have demonstrated that by focusing on the needs of children and families and listening to employers, it is possible to create a better qualified and supported workforce empowered to improve young people’s lives.
“We will be discussing with government officials and our partner organisations next steps to transfer work so we can continue to make a difference to children, young people and families.
“It is our intention to continue to support the children’s workforce as a sector skills body. We know that top quality services are delivered by top quality staff. In these challenging times, more than ever, Employers need support to develop their workforce. More details about this will follow.”