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The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has published details of its latest inspection of learning disabilities services in Pembrokeshire. This latest report follows on from an inspection (in December 2015) which found some significant shortfalls and the local authority developed an improvement plan to tackle the issues raised.…
The follow-up check for new mothers needs to be improved to ensure women with mental health problems do not fall through gaps in the system, a parenting charity has said. The GP postnatal check-up, which is usually offered to new mothers six weeks after the birth of their baby, should…
A health board has apologised unreservedly after a probe found "multiple failings" in the care and treatment given to a baby who later died. NHS Grampian said there were no excuses for its conduct in the case and admitted it had failed the family of the young boy. The board…
The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has published their new framework which will be used for inspections of local authority fostering services and foster care agencies from July this year. The framework, which has been published on the CSSIW website, will be used until new regulations are published…
Wrexham County Borough Council is to produce an improvement plan for its children’s services in response to a new inspection report published by the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) this week. Inspectors found that the local authority has recently improved its information and advice service in response to…
Professor Belinda Dewar, Professor of Practice Improvement at University of the West of Scotland’s Institute for Care and Practice Improvement had been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Professor Dewar has been awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) award for services to nursing. Belinda,…
A watchdog has expressed astonishment at the failure to introduce a "properly resourced" national strategy for older prisoners after a dramatic rise in inmates aged over 60. Nigel Newcomen, the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman, said staff are managing ageing prisoners with limited resources and inadequate training. He warned his office…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) Chair, Jim Perry, is receiving an MBE in this year’s Queens birthday honours for his services to the Community in Ballymena. Colum Conway, NISC Chief Executive said: “Jim was appointed NISCC Chair in 2013 for a four year term and has been a…
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