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The Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) has approved proposals to initiate a consultation exercise to close over half of NHS Residential Care Homes in Northern Ireland. Of the 19 residential care homes in Northern Ireland, the 10 homes identified for eventual closure are: Northfield House in Donaghadee William Street…
The new edition of the Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care is now available. It includes articles on: the education of looked after children the children’s hearings' system helping children in care cope with loss and change social enterprise as a model for residential child care. There is also the…
The Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS) has announced applications for two MSC's are now open. Both courses have been developed by CELCIS and the School of Social Work and Social Policy at the University of Strathclyde. MSc in Advanced Residential Child Care The course is…
The Care Council for Wales has issued new guidance for registered workers in residential child care. 'The Residential Child Care Worker' describes what is expected of residential child care workers and is a practical tool, aiding workers in their practice and contributing to good outcomes for children and young people.…
A new report into the care being provided by five secure children's units across Scotland has been published today. The report follows joint inspections by the Care Inspectorate and the Mental Welfare Commission over 2014-15. Care Inspectorate inspections suggest that these services are, overall, providing 'very good or excellent care'…
A Highland respite home which provides short-term breaks for adults with learning disabilities has been closed amid a police investigation. The six-bed Beachview Lodge Respite Unit in Brora was shut on Monday and residents were moved to a care centre in Maryburgh, 50 miles away. NHS Highland refused to confirm…
The Care Council for Wales (CCW) has commissioned a survey to help it understand more about what it means to you to work as a residential child care worker. The aim of the survey (which can be completed online in no more than 6-7 minutes) is to help the CCW…
A registered residential child care worker has been struck off after taking guns into a Monmouthshire home and letting two young people fire them. James John Gurie’s removal from the Register of Social Care Workers means he will no longer be able to work as a residential child care worker…
The Scottish Institute for Residential Child Care (SIRCC) have published details of their annual conference and keynote speakers. The event will take place over two days on June 9 & 10 at Glasgow's Central Hotel and keynote speakers include Fiona McKenzie from Centrestage and Richard Rollinson from the Planned Environment…
A misconduct case against a residential child care worker has been dropped by a Care Council for Wales conduct committee in Cardiff. Benjamin Howells, formerly employed by Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council, will be allowed to continue working in social care after a charge of misconduct against him was…
The Care Council for Wales (CCW) is to hold two seminars for Residential Child Care Workers - 10 March Cardiff and 12 March 2015 in St Asaph, aimed at residential childcare workers and managers. The purpose of the seminars is to build on progress made, to enable looked after children…
The Care Council for Wales (CCW) has published its sixth annual profile of residential child care managers and workers. The profile provides data for planners, decision makers and the Welsh Government. It will also be of interest to service providers and managers to compare their service with the national benchmarks.…