The Regional Training and Workforce Development Group meet quarterly and assist the Child Care Partnerships to:
- Develop a process for identifying priorities for commissioning quality improvement activities for the Child Care/Early Years sectors;
- Identify key workforce planning and development issues to improve outcomes for children through the delivery of quality services;
- Influence policy direction in terms of workforce planning and development, particularly in the context of the forthcoming Child Care Strategy; and
- Provide a conduit to link with relevant Sector Skills Bodies e.g. the Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) who is the Northern Ireland Partner within Skills for Care and Development, and Skills Active who represent the Playwork sector.