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The Scottish Social Services Council has published their annual report and accounts for 1 April 2016 – 31 March 2017. Publication of the revised Codes of Practice and moving to a fitness to practise model of regulation were two major achievements in 2016-17. The Codes hadn’t been updated since they…
Social Care Wales (SCW) want your views on new guidance being developed for domiciliary care workers. Published this week, the draft guidance aims to support and guide domiciliary care workers in their work. SCW want to make sure the workforce feels it is appropriate and is encouraging people who work…
The number of health regulators in the UK could be slashed under plans to replace a "confusing, inconsistent and slow" system. The nine regulators currently covering healthcare workers including doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, optometrists and paramedics, could be reduced to as little as three under plans to overhaul the regulatory…
The registration of social care staff will improve the quality of social care according to an evaluation exercise following Northern Ireland becoming the first region in the UK to introduce compulsory registration to social care workers. Compulsory registration means since 31 March 2017, social care workers in domiciliary care, adult…
A social worker from south Wales, who is currently serving nine years in prison for historic child sex abuse, has been removed from the Register of Social Care Workers. A Social Care Wales fitness to practise hearing last week found that Luke West’s fitness to practise was impaired because of…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) Annual Report and Accounts 2016/17 gives an account of the financial management and achievements of the regulator over the year. Highlights Include Roll-out of registration to the domiciliary and day care workforce in Northern Ireland. Growth of the NISCC Social Care Register to…
Residential child care worker, Martyn Parry Owen, from Caernarfon, has been removed from the Register of Social Care Workers after a Social Care Wales hearing found his fitness to practise was impaired. The hearing heard that Mr Owen repeatedly made up stories about major life events while employed by Bryn…
The average social worker is 46 years old, white and female. More than a third have some Welsh language ability. The majority work for a local authority with a social work case load and have been in post for less than five years – this according to a new report…
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