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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…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) are reviewing their Code of Practice for Employers of Social Care Workers and are seeking need your views on the draft revised standards. The Code of Practice was developed in September 2002 setting out the responsibilities that employers have in the regulation of…
The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has issued a reminder to adult care homes and children’s care homes that they must complete the Self Assessment of Service Statement (SASS) by the end of November. CSSIW have written to providers to let them know that they are required to…
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