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Hundreds of care workers will be supported to get necessary qualifications with more than £1 million funding from the Scottish Government. The funding will support 700 social service staff to get the qualifications they need for registration with the workforce’s national regulator, the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). The Voluntary…
In 2014 the Health & Care Professions Council launched myHCPC, a mobile app for registrants. Its aim was to let you carry round everything about HCPC in your pocket – from standards to CPD advice. HCPC say the app could make a difference to the lives of hundreds of registrants,…
A social 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 he’d downloaded indecent images of children. The hearing at the Care Council’s Cardiff office last week heard that Michael Robert Paton was found…
Following a public consultation last year, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has outlined the fees that providers of health and adult social care in England will be charged from April 2017 to recover the costs of their regulation. CQC’s regulatory functions are funded both by fees paid by providers and…
The new test website for Social Care Wales has been launched ahead of the new organisation starting work on 3 April 2017. Social Care Wales will bring together the Care Council and the Social Services Improvement Agency and be responsible for leading and supporting the improvement of early years and…
The Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) have published their revised Standards of proficiency (SOPs) for social workers in England. The standards set out what social workers in England should know, understand and be able to do when they complete their social work training in order to register with the…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) is recruiting for three Lay Chairs and six Social Care Members (five social workers and one social care worker) to join their registration and Fitness to Practise Committees. For all of these roles, you will need to be able to understand, evaluate and…
The Care Council for Wales’s annual report on its regulatory work is now available on the website. Raising Standards in Social Care: A Report on the Professional Regulatory Work of the Care Council for Wales 2015-16 provides an overview of the trends from the Register of Social Care Workers, as…
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