In 2016 the food section was updated to reflect the competency framework within the Food Law Code of Practice (England), issued April 2015. The food section can now be used by local authority authorised and lead officers as part of their competency assessment process, as required by the Code.
The common approach, led by Regulatory Delivery in partnership with the Regulatory Excellence Forum, is closely linked with the relevant qualifications frameworks provided by the professional bodies (CIEH & CTSi) and is supported by local and national regulators. The availability of a single nationally recognised approach to regulatory competence will simplifies the regulatory system and helps national and local regulators work more closely together. Its key features are:
- the Regulators’ Development Needs Analysis (RDNA) self-assessment tool
- Guidance for Regulators – Information Point (GRIP), designed to help meet any development needs identified
Both tools can be accessed via the links on the right.