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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,…
A social worker has been found unfit to practise and removed from the Social Care Register after a Care Council for Wales Fitness to Practise hearing found he’d downloaded indecent images of children. The hearing at the Care Council’s Cardiff office last week heard that Michael Robert Paton was found…
Following a public consultation last year, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has outlined the fees that providers of health and adult social care in England will be charged from April 2017 to recover the costs of their regulation. CQC’s regulatory functions are funded both by fees paid by providers and…
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