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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 consultation on the expansion of electronic tags to help reduce reoffending has been launched by the Scottish Government. New legislation could see GPS tracking, alcohol monitoring technology and tagging used as an alternative to custody in Scotland for the first time. An expansion could see tagging used as a…
The Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee are to explore whether or not integration authorities are doing enough to involve patients, carers, the third sector and other stakeholders in the design and future of health and social care. All integration authorities have a duty to involve stakeholders and ensure that…
The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on a new strategy for healthcare staff in Scotland to close the "gap" in supply. The national workforce plan is aimed at tackling the challenges facing the NHS and social care staff, including the increasing demands of an ageing population. Among the suggestions…
The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee of the National Assembly for Wales has launched an inquiry into loneliness and isolation. There is evidence that loneliness and isolation can have a significant impact on physical and mental health; preventing loneliness and isolation may therefore help to reduce demand for health…
Northern Ireland Health Minister, Michelle O’Neill, has launched a 12 week public consultation on a draft Adoption and Children Bill. The Bill will modernise the legal framework for adoption in the north of Ireland and place children’s welfare at the centre of the adoption decision-making process. Health Minister, Michelle O’Neill…
There is "overwhelming" support for the Scottish Government's plan to cut the number of children in poverty to 10% or less by 2030. The Government consulted on its plan to bring in statutory income targets and the majority of the 119 respondents agreed, with 94% in favour of making an…
The Department for Education (DE) are seeking views on proposed changes to the fees and frequency of inspections regulations. Specifcally the DE are seeking views on the following proposed changes to Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Fees and Frequency of Inspections) (Children’s Homes etc.) Regulations…
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