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The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) are considering making changes to the supervisory and management qualification requirements for registration and they are looking to hear your views. To register with the SSSC, supervisors in adult services need to have a practice qualification and a supervisory qualification. This is to make…
A High Court judge has criticised council social services staff over their care of a sick 15-year-old boy. Mr Justice Hayden said the teenager suffered from a variety of medical problems and had been placed at a residential unit under the care of Westminster City Council some months ago. But…
An average stay in a residential home could swallow up as much as half of the value of your home, according to a study warning of a care cost postcode lottery. Royal London found that a typical stay of around 30 months in a residential home could equate to between…
The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has published new guidance which outlines what they expect and what is not acceptable for people who use care and support services. This guidance has been produced as part of the CSSIW response to the Older People’s Commissioner requirements in her review,…
A residential child care worker has been found unfit to practise and removed from the Social Care Register after a Care Council for Wales Fitness to Practise hearing found she’d formed an inappropriate relationship with a former resident of the home where she worked. The hearing heard that Deborah Elaine…
Proposals have been presented before the National Assembly for Wales which would enable people to keep more of their money when in residential care. The Welsh Government’s five year plan, 'Taking Wales Forward', committed to more than doubling the capital limit used in charging for residential social care, from £24,000…
The Older People's Commissioner for Wales, Sarah Rochira, is encouraging care sector contributions to a review of the quality of life and care for older people in residential and nursing home care. The commissioner has undertaken this review as a follow-up to the report entitled A Place To Call Home…
A Wrexham residential child care worker has been given a two-year suspension order for failing to hand over cash donations for the Nightingale House Hospice charity within a reasonable timescale. Samantha Clarke received the suspension order after a three-day Care Council Fitness to Practise hearing at Beaufort Park Hotel in…
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