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The Scottish Government is consulting on plans to introduce new legal protections against the ill-treatment or wilful neglect of Children under the age of 18 accessing services in Scotland. Views are invited on the proposals to introduce of a new criminal offence of ill-treatment or wilful neglect with regard to…
This Department of Health consultation seeks views on the responsibilities of the statutory National Data Guardian for health and social care. The responses will form a major part of the development for more detailed proposals to establish the National Data Guardian for health and social care on a statutory footing.…
The Department of Health are seeking views on the revised National Framework for Children and Young People’s Continuing Care; including a tool to ensure all relevant needs are assessed and support decisions about care. The framework helps clinical commissioning groups and other professionals to assess the care required for children…
More than 20,000 people have given their views on the top priorities for reshaping mental health services as part of a drive to develop a five year national NHS strategy for people of all ages. Better access to high quality services, a wider choice of treatments, more focus on prevention,…
Northern Ireland's Public Health Agency (PHA) has launched a 12-week public consultation on the future of the Lifeline crisis response service. The current Lifeline service is a free-to-call regional confidential telephone helpline for people who are in emotional crisis and are at risk of self-harm or suicide. The helpline is…
The Law Commission recently published a consultation paper, Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty. The consultation paper reviews the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (the DoLS) in England and Wales. The goal is to replace the DoLS with a straightforward and accessible legal framework which provides appropriate safeguards for people who…
Northern Ireland Junior Ministers Michelle McIveen and Jennifer McCann have launched a consultation on the Executive’s draft Childcare Strategy. The ten year strategy aims to develop and deliver affordable, high quality and integrated childcare services which gives children the best start in life, while supporting and enabling parents to participate…
The Health and Social Care Act 2012 set out a responsibility for NICE to develop quality standards and guidelines for social care in England. In 2013, the Department of Health (DH) ran a consultation to identify social care topics suitable for developing into NICE guidelines and quality standards. An initial…
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