Social return is one of the first official supporters of the Institute of Registered Case Managers (IRCM). Here’s a summary of why we think this is such an important development for the case management sector
The opening of the register of case managers by the IRCM will, for the first time, mean that the UK has a dedicated register of practicing case managers. The public will be able to;
Importantly if there is a concern that an IRCM-registered case manager is working below the required level then there will be an independent and fair process through which concerns about any registrant can be raised and investigated, with appropriate actions taken if the required standard is found not to have been upheld.
Social Return is proud to be an official supporter of the IRCM as we believe registration and protection for clients is important. We will be supporting all of our case managers to register with the IRCM and we are delighted to add registration for our case managers to our system of supervision, our learning programme and the skills and experience within our team.
More widely we think that the sector will benefit from the establishment of a case manager specific register as another important component in assuring clarity and engendering confidence in case management when it comes to quality, protection, safety and accountability.