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Residential child care worker, Martyn Parry Owen, from Caernarfon, has been removed from the Register of Social Care Workers after a Social Care Wales hearing found his fitness to practise was impaired. The hearing heard that Mr Owen repeatedly made up stories about major life events while employed by Bryn…
The average social worker is 46 years old, white and female. More than a third have some Welsh language ability. The majority work for a local authority with a social work case load and have been in post for less than five years – this according to a new report…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) and the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) have jointly launched the new Standards for Employers of Social Workers and Social Care Workers. These Standards have been developed as a collaboration between NISCC and the RQIA and in consultation with employers, registrants, service…
If you only entrust your boiler to be serviced by a regulated qualified gas engineer, would you prefer to leave the intimate care of your father, daughter or partner to a well-qualified regulated carer? Social Care Wales is currently consulting on our plans to regulate domiciliary care workers in Wales.…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) has announced the appointment of Declan McAllister as their new Director of Registration and Corporate Services. Many will already know Declan from his work as Corporate Services Manager with the Northern Ireland Guardian ad Litem Agency (NIGALA). Declan worked for NIGALA for 21…
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…
Social Care Wales (SCW) have produced a webinar on what the change to SCW will mean for you if you are on the Register of Social Care Workers. Gerry Evans, Director of Regulation and Professional Standards, explains about Social Care Wales and what it means for your registration. This is…
In 2018, the Register of Social Care Workers (the Register) will open to domiciliary care workers in Wales and Social Care Wales has produced a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the upcoming registration on their website. While domiciliary care workers won’t have to register immediately when the register…
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