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67[F1Functions of the Secretary of State.]E+W

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(1)The [F2Secretary of State] has the function of—

(a)ascertaining what training is required by persons who are or wish to become social care workers;

(b)ascertaining what financial and other assistance is required for promoting such training;

(c)encouraging the provision of such assistance;

(d)drawing up occupational standards for social care workers.

[F3(1A)But the Secretary of State may not exercise the function under subsection (1)(a) or (d) in relation to a social worker who is registered as such in a register maintained under article 5 of the Health and Social Work Professions Order 2001.]

[F4(2)The Secretary of State shall encourage persons to take part in—

(a)courses approved by the Health and Social Care Professions Council under article 15 or by virtue of article 19(4) of the Health and Social Care Work Professions Order 2001 for persons who are or wish to become social workers, and

(b)other courses relevant to the training of persons who are or wish to become social care workers.]

(3)If it appears to the [F5Secretary of State] that adequate provision is not being made for training persons who are or wish to become social care workers, the [F6Secretary of State] may provide, or secure the provision of, courses for that purpose.

(4)The [F7Secretary of State] may, upon such terms and subject to such conditions as [F8he or she] considers appropriate—

(a)make grants, and pay travelling and other allowances, to persons resident in England F9... in order to secure their training in the work of social care workers;

(b)make grants to organisations providing training in the work of social care workers.

(5)Any functions of the Secretary of State under this section—

F10(a). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(b)may be exercised by any person, or by employees of any person, authorised to do so by the Secretary of State.

F11(6). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(7)For the purpose of determining—

(a)the terms and effect of an authorisation under subsection (5)(b) F12...; and

(b)the effect of so much of any contract made between the [F13Secretary of State] and the authorised person as relates to the exercise of the function,

Part II of the M1Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994 shall have effect as if the authorisation were given by virtue of an order under section 69 of that Act [F14and in subsection (5)(b)]employee” has the same meaning as in that Part.

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I1S. 67 partly in force; s. 67 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 122; s. 67 in force for W. at 1.10.2001 by S.I. 2001/2538, art. 2(2)(4)(a); s. 67(1)-(4)(7) in force for E. for certain purposes and s. 67(5) in force for E. at 25.3.2002 by S.I. 2002/1245, arts. 1(3), 2(1)(c)

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