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Estonia

asenduskodu kasvataja (Estonia)


  • Proportionality information

    1. Have you examined whether the requirements under your national legal system are
    directly or indirectly discriminatory on the basis of nationality or residence?
       Requirements are non-discriminatory towards nationality or residence: proper education and/or work experience is needed.

    2. Which of the following overriding reasons relating to the general interest justifies the measure(s)?
         
    • Protection of consumers and recipients of services

    3. What specific risks or benefits have you identified that your measure(s) is designed to, respectively, minimise or maximise?

       Please try to be specific in describing the nature of the risks/benefits you have identified
       Where you have selected more than one overriding reason relating to the general interest in question 2 please be sure to address each of these in your response. Wherever possible please include evidence.

       Non-qualified substitute home child care worker may fail to provide service quality expected by general community and according to child's best interests. Children in substitute home service are often traumatised and need special care and help that is best provided by previously controlled and qualified specialists.

    4. How specifically do your measures operate to minimise the risk(s) or maximise the benefit(s) identified in question 3?

       When addressing this question please try to explain how the measures prevent the risks or guarantee the benefits.
       Where you have selected more than one overriding reason relating to the general interest in question 2 please be sure to address each of these in your response. Wherever possible please include evidence.

       With a qualified person working in the substitute home as child care worker, possible negative effects to the service quality are reduced.

    5. In so far as you are able, please provide information that you have gathered regarding the concrete effects of the measure(s).

       For example, through impact assessments or information gathered during implementation or review of a measure. Member States who have recently undergone reforms may in particular be able to contribute helpfully to this field. Where you are able to provide cost-benefit analyses this would be particularly valuable.
       Information on whether the measures indeed successfully prevented risks from being realised (e.g. the number of sanctions imposed, a drop in transgressions since the measure was introduced or consequences from previous modifications of the regulation) would equally be helpful.
       Where you have selected more than one overriding reason relating to the general interest in question 2 please be sure to address each of these in your response. You may also wish to include evidence on consumer satisfaction or other measurements of the impact.

       

    Currently none available. A survey on substitute home child care workers' training program is to be carried out in 2016. The impact assessment on current measures will be added to the survey.


    6. Is the general interest objective you indicated in question 2 pursued in a consistent and systematic manner?.

       In approaching your response to this question please consider examples where you have addressed similar risks for comparable professions, not necessarily within the same sector. Is the approach you have adopted in this particular profession comparable or distinct from such similar cases and why?

       

    Reservations ensure that the substitute home child care worker does indeed have the qualifications needed. The measures are followed in systematic manner: substitute home child care worker must have educational or social work related training or background to take care of substitute home children with different backgrounds (including special care, traumatised children, etc.).


    7. Please explain in how far the degree of complexity or the nature of the activities
    which are reserved justify that these activities can be exclusively performed by professionals possessing a specific professional qualification?

       For example: when the tasks are essentially of a straightforward nature (such as preparing and printing pay slips etc.), or involve essentially the execution of instructions, specific professional aptitudes should not be required.

       Reservations ensure that the substitute home child care worker does indeed have the qualifications needed.

    8. Where you have indicated several measures in place in the screening tab,
    have you reviewed the cumulative effect of all these measures on professional activities?

       If not, why not?
       If yes, please outline for us how you approached assessing this issue as well as the results and conclusions or any learning you drew from this. Where possible please include evidence.

       

    No impact assesments carried out so far.


    9. Have you considered the use of alternative mechanisms to achieve your objective(s)?
         
    • Reconsider the level of qualification requirements
    •    
    • Reduce the scope of reserved activities

       Please briefly explain. Where you have selected more than one option, please be sure to address each of these in your response.

       

    Any neccesary changes will be made if the analysis in 2016 suggests that.


    10. Conclusion

       Following your internal examination of this regulated profession, which of the following have you concluded?

    •    Improve current system (simplify guidance, remove burdensome aspects etc.)

       Explain where relevant:

       

    Any neccesary changes will be made if the analysis in 2016 suggests that.


    11. Any other comments?
       No
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