The Department for Health and Social Care has published the Adult Social Care Reform White Paper People at the Heart of Care Adult Social Care Reform’ [HTML version]  setting out their new programme of improvements for adult social care.

As part of a focus on wellbeing, the White Paper sets out plans to explore ways in which Freedom to Speak up Guardians can be introduced in the social care sector.

Dr Jayne Chidgey-Clark, National Guardian for Freedom to Speak Up, said: “It is essential that workers in social care are supported to speak up about anything that gets in the way of them doing the best job they can for the people they care for.

“Subject to funding, we welcome the opportunity to explore how the Freedom to Speak Up Guardian role can be introduced in social care. We look forward to working with DHSC and social care colleagues as we develop this work.”