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Child Care Written Answer, 15/03/07 [S]

Written Answer given in response to Fergus Ewing's (SNP) asking the Scottish Executive how long on average it takes the Care Commission to provide appropriate accreditation for those who apply to become childminders and what steps it will take to reduce them.

Lewis Macdonald, Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care, replied that in 2006-07 the target for completing childminders registration is 80% within three months. He said that in Scotland between 1 April 2006 and 31 January 2007, 84% of childminders were registered within three months of receipt of a valid application. He added that the Executive regularly meet the Care Commission to discuss performance against targets in the corporate plan and remedial action where targets are not achieved.

For the full answer to this and to any other questions see the Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 12 - 16 March 2007.

Further information

Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 12 - 16 March 2007