Welcome to the Voluntary Care Professional Register

The Voluntary Care Professional Register (VCPR) is a joint initiative by the National Association of Care & Support Workers (NACAS) and the Institute of Health & Social Care Management (IHSCM), and developed as a result of the absence of any anticipated mandatory register for England. The VCPR is a pilot project hosted and administered by NACAS. The project phase, will run until Spring 2025. It is then hoped it can become a stand alone enterprise in its own right. For more information about the register please see the links and banner headings below.

“Care England warmly welcomes the launch of the Voluntary Care Professional Register (VCPR) a significant milestone in enhancing recognition and improving the status of care professionals in England"

Professor Martin Green  - CEO Care England

About the Register

Information about the register, why it has been developed, and what happens after someone becomes registered

Why Register?

Why register, who can register and the benefits of being a registered care professional.

DBS Certificate

You will be asked to upload a copy your DBS Certificate, when you register, so you will need to have this to hand.

Search the Register

Check the online register to see who is registered with us

Leaving the Register

Information required to request leaving the register

Code of Practice

Information about the code and your responsibilities as a registered person. 


Details of how to add any training and qualifications to your registration details


Find out how to renew your registration, about any continuous personal development (CPD) that may be required 

Thank a Care Worker

Click on the button below to post a message of thanks and support for a care or support worker on our thanking wall.

"The Voluntary Professional Care Register is an important step towards a mandatory register for England's care workers, with all the benefits that brings to the workforce and the sector. NACAS should be applauded for creating momentum for a positive change".

Neil Eastwood - Author of Saving Social Care

The Case For A Register

This report lays out the data to support this proposal for the creation of a professional care register for England.

This proposal is an initial suggestion of what the register could look like and how it could benefit the workforce and those who employ or receive social care support. 

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