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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…
Health Minister Michelle O’Neill has appointed two leading experts in social care to help reform Adult Care and Support. Des Kelly and John Kennedy will form an Expert Advisory Panel to work closely with the Department, providing an independent perspective on potential solutions to meet the challenges facing the care…
Rebecca Evans, Minister for Social Services and Public Health, has issued a written statement on the Welsh Government's consultation on improving the recruitment and retention of domiciliary care workers in Wales. "In September 2015, the Welsh Government commissioned important primary and secondary research from Manchester Metropolitan University on the relationship…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) have revised the Standards in Social Work Education (SiSWE), which underpin social work degree programmes in Scotland, to make sure they reflect the many changes in social work practice since their publication in 2003. This consultation is to gather the views of the sector,…
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…
New standards to give people the right to high-quality health and care services have been published for consultation today by The Scottish Government. The standards will provide a framework for all health, social work and social care provision in Scotland. They are being extended to all health and care services…
A new consulatation is offering the chance to have a say about the development of new health, social care and childcare qualifications in Wales. In July 2016, Qualifications Wales published their report on the sector review of qualifications and the qualification system in health and social care, which includes childcare…
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