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Rebecca Evans, Minister for Social Services and Public Health, has issued a written statement on the Welsh Government's consultation on improving the recruitment and retention of domiciliary care workers in Wales. "In September 2015, the Welsh Government commissioned important primary and secondary research from Manchester Metropolitan University on the relationship…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) have revised the Standards in Social Work Education (SiSWE), which underpin social work degree programmes in Scotland, to make sure they reflect the many changes in social work practice since their publication in 2003. This consultation is to gather the views of the sector,…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) are reviewing their Code of Practice for Employers of Social Care Workers and are seeking need your views on the draft revised standards. The Code of Practice was developed in September 2002 setting out the responsibilities that employers have in the regulation of…
New standards to give people the right to high-quality health and care services have been published for consultation today by The Scottish Government. The standards will provide a framework for all health, social work and social care provision in Scotland. They are being extended to all health and care services…
A new consulatation is offering the chance to have a say about the development of new health, social care and childcare qualifications in Wales. In July 2016, Qualifications Wales published their report on the sector review of qualifications and the qualification system in health and social care, which includes childcare…
Northern Ireland Health Minister, Michelle O’Neill, has launched a consultation on Protect Life 2 – a strategy for suicide prevention in the north of Ireland. The consultation was launched to coincide with the 2016 World Suicide Prevention Day ( Saturday 10 September) with a theme of 'Connect, Communicate, Care' -…
The Scottish Government have announced a number of public events will be held so that people can give their views on a new plan to transform Scotland’s mental health. The events will take place in four venues around the country in August and September and feedback will be used to…
Health Minister Michelle O’Neill has welcomed the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust’s intention to look again at its plans for mental health and learning disability day services in Belfast. The Trust made this commitment following an extensive public consultation process on proposals to re-shape and improve current day service…
Ambitious new targets which could reduce the number of children living in "persistent poverty" to less than one in 20 by the year 2030 have been announced by the Scottish Government. The latests statistics showed that in 2014-15 22% of children - some 220,000 youngsters - were classed as living…
The Scottish Government is seeking views on how mental health services can be improved over the next decade. Responses are welcome from any organisation or individual with an interest in mental health, or with an experience of services. This will help ministers to set their priorities as part of a…
Ministers are seeking views on plans to give young carers extra financial support when new welfare powers are devolved to Holyrood. The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on the introduction of a Young Carer's Allowance. Individual carers and advisory groups are among those being invited to have their say…
This consultation sets out the government’s programme of reform to provide better outcomes for vulnerable children. It seeks views on the possible introduction of one of 2 additional statutory measures: a mandatory reporting duty, which would require certain practitioners or organisations to report child abuse or neglect if they knew…
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