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The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has announced details of a new consultation detailing proposals to increase the fees they charge social service workers to register with them. This consultation is relevant to all registrants, social service employers, learning providers, people who use services and carers, trade unions and other…
Three nurses who faked blood sugar readings of their patients have been struck off the nursing register for good. Rebecca Jones, 31, Lauro Bertulano, 46, and 42-year-old Natalie Jones were all caught falsifying medical notes while working at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend, south Wales. A court was…
In a matter of months the Care Council for Wales (CCW) will become Social Care Wales, a new organisation with wider responsibilities. But before that change occurs in April 2017, CCW are looking for ideas and opinions of members of the social care workforce, individuals who use services, partners and…
The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) have issued a reminder to childcare or play providers in Wales that they must complete their Self Assessment of Service Statement (SASS). The regulator is writing to all providers to complete their SASS online from 11th July as this assists with inspections…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) have issued a reminder to supervisors in housing support and care at home services that they have until 31 December 2016 to apply to register with the SSSC and all supervisors must be registered by 30 June 2017. The above deadline only applies to…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) have produced guidance materials for registrants and employers to introduce them to the new Fitness to Practise processes. The new Fitness to Practise model for regulation will now be applied in all assessments of a registrant’s ability to practise safely and competently in…
This consultation is the next stage in the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) move to a fitness to practise model of regulation and they are consulting on changes to their rules and the guidance that set out what decisions and sanctions their hearing panels can make. The rules are the…
The Care Council for Wales (CCW) have now published the annual profile for 2016 of the domiciliary care managers registered to practise in Wales. Mandatory registration of domiciliary care managers working in Wales has been implemented since 1 January 2014. It is a qualification based register and at 1 February…
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