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The Government is introducing a new set of professional standards to drive "culture change" in children's social work, in the wake of scandals including the revelation of widespread sexual abuse in Rotherham. Announcing plans for a new assessment and accreditation system for three levels of professional practice for children's social…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) are looking for industry views on the level and credit of awards (qualifications) for managers and supervisors. This includes: care home services for adults care at home services adult day care services housing support services. The SSSC are carrying out this work to make…
The Scottish Qualification Agency (SQA) have issued new guidance on several qualifications within the care sector. SVQ 4 Leadership and Management for Care Services With the development of the revised National Occupational Standards (NOS), SQA submitted a re-accreditation paper to be able to continue to offer this qualification. On 6…
The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is planning to make changes to the titles of Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs). SQA Accreditation, which is part of the SQA, quality assures qualifications offered in Scotland by approving awarding bodies and accrediting their qualifications. They do this by checking awarding bodies and their qualifications…
The Care Council for Wales will receive £10m funding from the Welsh Government in 2014-15 to regulate the social care workforce and ensure workers receive appropriate training and qualifications, Deputy Minister for Social Services, Gwenda Thomas has announced. The Deputy Minister set out her requirements in a letter to the…
Skills for Health, Health Education England, Skills for Care, and NHS Employers are today jointly launching documentation for the new Care Certificate that will pilot across England. Taking place across a range of health and social care settings, the pilot will test a set of standards designed to help employers…
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Are you preparing to resign from your current job? Some job seekers have a hard time doing so, either because they love the job and their colleagues or because they can't stand the job and can't wait to leave. 


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Founder of Just Fight On, Jo-Anne Brown, spoke exclusively to us about bullying and harassment in the workplace. Bullying only happens to weak people. It only happens in school playgrounds.