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EU workers in Scotland's social care workforce: contribution assessment

Provides estimated numbers and specific roles of EU staff in Scotland's social care workforce.

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EU workers in Scotland's social care workforce: contribution assessment
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1 https://www.independentage.org/policy-and-research/research-reports/brexit-and-future-of-migrants-social-care-workforce

2 While all those responding to this question employed NMC registered nurses, it should be noted that 96% of NMC registered nurses working in the social care services sector are estimated to be employed in Care Homes for Adults and Nurse Agencies; and 91% are estimated to be employed in the private sector (Scottish Social Services Council (2017), Scottish Social Services Sector: Report on 2016 Workforce Data, https://data.sssc.uk.com/images/WDR/WDR2016.pdf

3 https://www.nuffieldtrust.org.uk/files/2017-05/brexit-submission-to-health-select-committee-formatted-final.pdf

4Ibid

5 Scottish Care (2017), Care Home Workforce Data Report: http://www.scottishcare.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Care-Home-Workforce-Data-2017.pdf

6 These data do not appear to have been published so should be treated with caution

7 http://www.scottishcare.org/scottish-care-news/new-research-on-care-home-workforce-highlights-critical-recruitment-retention-and-sustainability-concerns/

8 Scottish Government (2016) A National Clinical Strategy for Scotland: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/02/8699

9 Accounts Commission (2016) Changing Models of Health and Social Care: http://www.audit-scotland.gov.uk/uploads/docs/report/ 2016/nr_160310_ changing_models_care.pdf

10 https://www.nmc.org.uk/news/news-and-updates/new-nmc-figures-continue-to-highlight-major-concern-as-more-eu-nurses-leave-the-uk/

11 https://www.independentage.org/policy-and-research/research-reports/brexit-and-future-of-migrants-social-care-workforce

12 The 2015 data was the latest available at the time the sampling strategy was designed (The 2015 report is available from: http://data.sssc.uk.com/wdr). More recent (2016) data was used at the analysis stage to produce the estimates of the total number of non- UK EU staff working in the social care sector, as described below.

13 Scottish Social Services Council (2016), Scottish Social Services Sector: Report on 2015 Workforce Data, http://data.sssc.uk.com/wdr

14 1,574 surveys were returned however two were deleted, one because the respondent hadn’t answered most questions and the other because the service was located outside of Scotland

15 Scottish Social Services Council (2017), Scottish Social Services Sector: Report on 2016 Workforce Data, http://data.sssc.uk.com/images/WDR/WDR2016.pdf

16 It is, however apparent that some agencies do provide the Care Inspectorate with returns for a variable number of non-nurses.

17 Those working in adult social care and childcare services account for 176,000 of the 200,000 staff working in the social care sector as a whole. This equates to approximately 90% of the workforce. We can use the survey findings to estimate the proportion of workers who are non- UK EU nationals for the whole of the social services sector if we accept the assumption that the non-surveyed sectors are similar (with regard to prevalence of non- UK EU staff) to the sectors surveyed. For example, one approach would be to impute estimates based on the public/private split of these sectors. The public sector makes up 73% of the people in the two non-surveyed parts of the social care sector while the private sector makes up just 8.4%. If we assume that the percentage of non- UK EU migrants is the same across the employer types in these other two parts as in adult social care and childcare, then the estimate of the percentage of non- UK EU migrants across all parts of social services would be 5.3%.

18 The higher margin of error is a result of the smaller number of nurse agencies (See Table 2.3). This is the reason why both the sampling and fieldwork approach attempted to maximise the number of nurse agencies who took part in the survey.

19 Population headcount data supplied by Scottish Social Services Council have been rounded to 10 using statistical rounding, and therefore the total figure may differ from the sum of components.

20 Population headcount data supplied by Scottish Social Services Council have been rounded to 10 using statistical rounding. The estimated number of non- UK EU staff by sub-group has been calculated using the prevalence figure from the survey results and the population figures from the SSSC. The total figure may differ from the sum of the sub-sectors.

21 Auxiliary staff include administrative, support and ancillary staff (catering, domestic, gardening). Care staff include those providing direct care and support, supervisors of these staff and those responsible for the development and implementation of care plans and assessment of care needs. Managers include those with responsibility for the management of care and service provision in one or more discrete service delivery areas and those responsible for overall management of care and service provision.

22 Population headcount data supplied by Scottish Social Services Council have been rounded to 10 using statistical rounding. The estimated number of non- UK EU staff by sub-group has been calculated using the prevalence figure from the survey results and the population figures from the SSSC. The total figure may differ from the sum of the sub-sectors.

23 NMC Registered nurses identified by SSSC using Job Function categories C4E (Registered Nurses) and C5G (Senior/Charge Nurses).

24 Population headcount data supplied by Scottish Social Services Council have been rounded to 10 using statistical rounding. The estimated number of non- UK EU staff by sub-group has been calculated using the prevalence figure from the survey results and the population figures from the SSSC. The total figure may differ from the sum of the sub-sectors.

25 Population headcount data supplied by Scottish Social Services Council have been rounded to 10 using statistical rounding. The estimates number of non- UK EU staff by sub-group has been calculated using the prevalence figure from the survey results and the population figures from the SSSC. The total figure may differ from the sum of the sub-sectors.

26 While all those responding to this question employed NMC registered nurses, it should be noted that 96% of NMC registered nurses working in the social care services sector are estimated to be employed in Care Homes for Adults and Nurse Agencies; and 91% are estimated to be employed in the private sector (Scottish Social Services Council (2017), Scottish Social Services Sector: Report on 2016 Workforce Data, https://data.sssc.uk.com/images/WDR/WDR2016.pdf

27 Scottish Government (2018) Farm Workers in Scottish Agriculture: Case Studies in the International Seasonal Migrant Labour Market: http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0053/00533236.pdf

28 £120 is the cost of the registration fee for NMC registered nurses. Fees for SSSC registration vary but, for frontline care workers, stand at £25.


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