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The Care Council for Wales (CCW) is consulting on draft guidance for professional duty of candour which sets out that every member of the workforce should be accountable for the quality of their work. This new inclusion to the CCW Code of Professional Practice for Social Care states for the…
CoramBAAF is consulting on a draft position statement about the future of fostering in England and would like the views of members, foster carers and those with experience of being fostered. The issues are set out in a draft position statement and an accompanying discussion paper on permanent fostering. Since…
A consultation has been launched on the draft human rights and wellbeing principles that underpin the development of new National Care Standards for health and social care services in Scotland. The National Care Standards aim to help everyone understand what they should expect when they access health and social care…
Siobhan McMahon MSP has launched a consultation on the abolition of non-residential social care charges. At present, local authorities across Scotland are able to charge for a range of non-residential social care services, which has a significant impact on the ability of many older and disabled people to enjoy their…
New rights for people who are detained under section 136 of the Mental Health Act by the police are being put forward by the Welsh Government. Under the new proposals, people with suspected mental health issues detained under section 136 should be assessed within three hours and not be held…
The Scottish Government is consulting on plans to introduce new legal protections against the ill-treatment or wilful neglect of Children under the age of 18 accessing services in Scotland. Views are invited on the proposals to introduce of a new criminal offence of ill-treatment or wilful neglect with regard to…
This Department of Health consultation seeks views on the responsibilities of the statutory National Data Guardian for health and social care. The responses will form a major part of the development for more detailed proposals to establish the National Data Guardian for health and social care on a statutory footing.…
The Department of Health are seeking views on the revised National Framework for Children and Young People’s Continuing Care; including a tool to ensure all relevant needs are assessed and support decisions about care. The framework helps clinical commissioning groups and other professionals to assess the care required for children…
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