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Parliament's Standards Commissioner has opened an inquiry into Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt over his failure to declare an investment in luxury flats for rent. Mr Hunt has already apologised for failing to declare a business interest with both Companies House and the parliamentary register of MPs' interests. But Commissioner Kathryn…
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has apologised after it was discovered he made errors over the purchase of plush flats on England's south coast. Mr Hunt said his failure to declare a business interest with both Companies House and the parliamentary register of MPs interests was down to "honest administrative mistakes"…
An investigation has been launched into Save the Children over concerns about charity's handling of allegations of misconduct and harassment against senior members of staff. The Charity Commission said it had opened a statutory inquiry into the how allegations of misconduct in 2012 and 2015 were dealt with and whether…
An adult care home manager who worked in Flintshire has been removed from the Register of Social Care Workers after a Social Care Wales hearing found her fitness to practise was impaired as a result of a lack of competence and misconduct. Mrs Debbie Lloyd, who did not attend the…
Nurses and midwives could avoid public hearings into misconduct and escape sanction if they admit errors under controversial new plans by the industry watchdog. The proposals by the Nursing and Midwifery (NMC) council would see the vast majority of fitness to practice hearings being held behind closed doors. Speaking to…
The Scottish Government’s former childcare minister Mark McDonald has quit the SNP after a series of sleaze allegations were made against him. Mr McDonald (pictured) accepted his behaviour had caused “hurt and offence” to two women and offered them a “public and unreserved apology”. While the former minister said he…
A residential child care worker from Flintshire has been suspended from working as a registered social care professional for two years after Social Care Wales found his fitness to practise was impaired. Thomas Michael Jones was accused of behaving and speaking in an inappropriate manner towards two vulnerable young people…
Nationwide changes should be made to the way care placements are managed, a report has said, after an inquiry into the "cruel" mistreatment of residents at a care home for autistic adults. Mendip House, near Highbridge, Somerset, was closed in November 2016 after whistleblowers made abuse allegations and the home…
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…
A residential child care worker from Merthyr Tydfil has been removed from the Register of Social Care Workers in Wales after a hearing found his fitness to practise was impaired. Barrie John Gilby was accused of failing to follow a child’s care plan by allowing unsupervised contact between the child…
Medical chiefs from three hospital trusts criticised in Sir John O'Hara's damning report have made an unreserved apology. Speaking on behalf of the Belfast, Western and Southern Health and Social Care Trusts, Dr Cathy Jack acknowledged there had been "many failings". In a statement Dr Jack (pictured), a medical director…
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