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Social Work England will be the new professional regulator for social workers in England. It will undertake core regulatory functions including: Setting standards Holding the professional register Approving initial education and training courses for social workers Running a ‘fitness to practise’ system The Children and Social Work Act 2017 sets…
Social Care Wales have published their response to the consultation on Transforming Care in the 21st Century, which ran for 12 weeks between 24 July and 16 October 2017. The report provides a summary of responses and details how they have modified their proposals in light of the feedback received…
From today, the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) will be known as Care Inspectorate Wales or CIW. From now on, if you see the name ‘Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales’ or ‘CSSIW’, this should be read as ‘Care Inspectorate Wales’ or 'CIW'. Providers are advised that their…
The Scottish Social Services Council has published their annual report and accounts for 1 April 2016 – 31 March 2017. Publication of the revised Codes of Practice and moving to a fitness to practise model of regulation were two major achievements in 2016-17. The Codes hadn’t been updated since they…
Social Care Wales (SCW) want your views on new guidance being developed for domiciliary care workers. Published this week, the draft guidance aims to support and guide domiciliary care workers in their work. SCW want to make sure the workforce feels it is appropriate and is encouraging people who work…
The number of health regulators in the UK could be slashed under plans to replace a "confusing, inconsistent and slow" system. The nine regulators currently covering healthcare workers including doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, optometrists and paramedics, could be reduced to as little as three under plans to overhaul the regulatory…
The registration of social care staff will improve the quality of social care according to an evaluation exercise following Northern Ireland becoming the first region in the UK to introduce compulsory registration to social care workers. Compulsory registration means since 31 March 2017, social care workers in domiciliary care, adult…
A social worker from south Wales, who is currently serving nine years in prison for historic child sex abuse, has been removed from the Register of Social Care Workers. A Social Care Wales fitness to practise hearing last week found that Luke West’s fitness to practise was impaired because of…
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