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The Executive Office in Northern Ireland is encouraging responses to a consultation on draft legislation intended to help the victims and survivors of historical institutional abuse. The department has published three pieces of proposed legislation which are in line with the recommendations made in the Hart Report in January 2017…
MSPs on a Scottish Parliament committee say they want to hear people’s views as they launched an inquiry into how youngsters with mental health problems access support.The probe is being led by Holyrood’s Public Petitions Committee, which said it is particularly keen to understand the experiences of people under the…
Victims of the Windrush scandal are being invited to submit details of their ordeals as the Government draws up a compensation scheme for those affected.The Home Office launched a month-long "call for evidence" to inform its development of a system to provide redress for people who experienced financial losses because…
The Department of Health [DoH] and Department of Education [DE] have launched a public consultation on the draft Strategy for Looked After Children: Improving Children’s Lives. Both departments have pledged to support children and young people in care; those on the edge of care and also those young people who…
This document sets out the Government response to the consultation for formally determining the Knowledge and Skills Statements for frontline practitioners and practice supervisors as the post-qualifying improvement standards. The consultations were conducted at a roundtable discussion and there were no online responses. The Department for Education have also updated…
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…
The NHS needs radical action to improve working conditions, boost training and retention and become a ‘model employer’ for staff, a report on the future of the health and care workforce has concluded. Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future, A health and care workforce strategy for England to 2027 is…
Survivor groups in Scotland have called on all survivors of abuse in care to take part in an important consultation, allowing individuals to share their views on a possible financial redress scheme for the first time. The consultation has been developed and delivered through a collaboration between a range of…
Scotland is being urged to become a world leader in tackling period poverty by bringing in new legislation that would force ministers to ensure sanitary products are provided free for those who need them. Labour MSP Monica Lennon is launching a consultation on a members' Bill aimed at ending the…
Proposals to help transform standards of care and raise the status of the social care workforce in Wales have been published. They are set out in a consultation, Transforming care in the 21st century, from Social Care Wales, the new national organisation responsible for leading improvement in care. The proposals…
A consultation on a proposed five-year social care research and development strategy for Wales has opened today – and the authors would like your views about it. The national strategy sets out a vision in which Wales is “internationally renowned for its excellent social care research that supports the people…
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