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The Care Council for Wales is looking for trainers to deliver training on the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act. The Act makes wide-ranging reforms and has major implications for the learning and development needs of the social care workforce. In preparation for the Act coming into effect in April…
The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) has launched revised guidance for disabled people who are considering or training to become a professional regulated by the HCPC. The guide will also be useful for individuals working in education and training, careers advisors, those teaching, supervising or supporting disabled students and…
The Care Council for Wales is working in partnership with the South East Wales SCIP to pilot an exciting new programme for aspiring managers that aims to provide social care workers with the knowledge and understanding needed to make the transition into a management role. The programme, which will begin …
Together Scotland is conducting research to inform the development of a potential new training programme on children's rights, especially relating to the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. The Act places duties on public bodies to report on steps they have taken to implement the UN Convention on the…
The NSPCC’s Child Trafficking Advice Centre (CTAC) is working with Vietnam, Nigeria and Romania to help stop vulnerable children from being trafficked into the UK. Thousands of vulnerable children and young people are trafficked into the UK every year. They are brought into this country by adult perpetrators to be…
The publication of a new report ‘Older Women and Work – Looking to the Future’ from the Scottish Commission on Older Women, brings to the fore the experiences of older women seeking to remain in, or re-enter, the labour market. With rising numbers of women over the age of 50…
Skills for Health has announced a number of updates and new courses across its e-learning programme. The sector skills agency has worked with industry leaders to design a range of interactive, innovative and simple to use modules to reflect current healthcare topics, policies and regulation. All courses are now delivered…
Scientists believe that a simple two-hour emotional awareness course aimed at making young offenders less aggressive could hold the key to significantly reducing the seriousness of their future crimes. In the first ever study of its kind, psychologists from Cardiff University recorded a 44% drop in the severity of crimes…
Marie Curie is calling for healthcare professionals to receive further training and development in palliative care to ensure that everyone with a terminal illness gets the care and support that they need. In a new report, ‘Triggers for Palliative Care’, the charity shows there is limited understanding of what palliative…
David Cameron has clashed with nursing leaders over claims that the profession faces a recruitment crisis. The outgoing chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Dr Peter Carter has warned that the NHS faces bankruptcy as nurses are "ground down" by working conditions and poor pay. He also…
An online introductory child protection course for anyone who works with children in Scotland has been launched by the NSPCC. You will gain the skills you need to act appropriately and confidently to protect the children you work with. Working at your own pace, this introductory online training course will…
Skills for Health have announced a number of new Clinical/Care subjects have now been added to the UK Core Skills Training Framework. Nine new subjects are now covered including Your Healthcare Career, Duty of Care, Person-centred Care, Communication, Consent, Privacy and Dignity, Fluids and Nutrition and Dementia Awareness, as well…
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