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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…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC), as the NI partner of the UK Sector Skills Council ‘Skills for Care & Development’ (SfCD) has been assessed as meeting the Federation for Industry Sector Skills and Standards (FISSS) Code of Practice. Achieving the Code demonstrates the NISCC status as the trusted…
A care home provider which failed persistently to comply with national standards regarding the employment of a registered manager has been fined £4,000 by the Care Quality Commission. CQC issued the fixed penalty notice to Epsom Lodge Care Homes Limited after inspectors found that a registered manager was not employed…
Hundreds of care workers will be supported to get necessary qualifications with more than £1 million funding from the Scottish Government. The funding will support 700 social service staff to get the qualifications they need for registration with the workforce’s national regulator, the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). The Voluntary…
In 2014 the Health & Care Professions Council launched myHCPC, a mobile app for registrants. Its aim was to let you carry round everything about HCPC in your pocket – from standards to CPD advice. HCPC say the app could make a difference to the lives of hundreds of registrants,…
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