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The King’s Fund, Comic Relief, and the Big Lottery Fund have opened the application process for a unique support programme enabling charity leaders to help each other through sharing expertise and developing skills. Following a successful pilot, The King’s Fund, Comic Relief and the Big Lottery Fund have agreed to…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) Chair, Jim Perry, is receiving an MBE in this year’s Queens birthday honours for his services to the Community in Ballymena. Colum Conway, NISC Chief Executive said: “Jim was appointed NISCC Chair in 2013 for a four year term and has been a…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC), as the NI partner of the UK Sector Skills Council ‘Skills for Care & Development’ (SfCD) has been assessed as meeting the Federation for Industry Sector Skills and Standards (FISSS) Code of Practice. Achieving the Code demonstrates the NISCC status as the trusted…
I find it hard to believe my four years in Scottish Government is almost at an end. But if I had been able to select a period to be Chief Social Work Adviser I could not have picked a more exciting period, either professionally or politically. From a professional perspective,…
The Welsh Government has announced the new board of the body responsible for improving social care in Wales. Social Care Wales will come into effect from 3 April 2017 and will replace the existing Care Council for Wales. This change is being made as part of the Regulation and Inspection…
The Scottish Government has today confirmed the appointment of Iona Colvin as Scotland’s Chief Social Work Adviser. Ms Colvin is currently Chief Officer at the North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership and, following an open recruitment exercise, will be seconded to the Scottish Government for a period of two…
Northern Ireland Health Minister Michelle O’Neill has announced the transformation oversight structure aiming to drive change in the health and social care system. The Minister has announced the establishment of a Transformation Advisory Board to oversee the direction and speed of reform and a Transformation Implementation Group to manage the…
One of the first appointments for Northern Ireland’s new Deputy Chief Social Work Officer in NI was meeting with the team at the Northern Ireland Social Care Council. NISCC Chief Executive Colum Conway welcomed Deputy Chief Social Work Officer Jackie McIlroy to the NISCC Office for her first introduction to…
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