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The Scottish Government is consulting on changes to the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, including the Named Person service. The consultation seeks feedback on the draft statutory guidance and secondary legislation that will support key parts of the Act. These are as follows: Every child and young person…
The Care Council for Wales is inviting social care managers to comment on proposed changed to The Social Care Manager: Practice Guidance for Social Care Managers registered with the Care Council for Wales. First published in 2013, The Social Care Manager is an important document which builds on the Code…
The Social Work Strategy team at Health & Social Care Services in Northern Ireland (HSCNI) is considering the concept of job rotation and how this could be used within social work. It is proposed that in order to assess the viability of job rotation for social work that a 12…
A group focusing on improving domiciliary care commissioning in North Wales is calling on care providers to give their views on on how the commissioning can be improved. The North Wales Social Services Improvement Collaborative's domiciliary care project group is made up of six North Wales Local Authorities and the…
The Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum (STAF) are carrying out a consultation with organisations across all sectors to better understand any issues and concerns raised by the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. If you provide any service for children or young people, even if you have not identified…
Proposals for delivering excellent social work to older people were unveiled today by The College of Social Work (TCSW) with the launch of its white paper 'Excellent social work with older people: a discussion paper'. The document kicks off a debate about what excellence in social work means and how…
Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford used a visit to the Samaritans in Cardiff to promote the Welsh Government’s new plan to reduce suicide and self harm and to congratulate the branch on its 50th anniversary. The Minister met officials and volunteers at the Canton branch of the charity…
Health Minister Jim Wells and Justice Minister David Ford today published a draft Adult Safeguarding Policy for consultation. The draft Adult Safeguarding Policy seeks to improve outcomes for adults considered to be at risk of harm, by promoting preventive practice and robust protection responses where they are required. The draft…
New standards to ensure everyone in Wales receives the same level of high-quality care from the Welsh NHS have been unveiled by the Welsh Government. The new standards, which are subject to a 12-week public consultation, set out what NHS Wales needs to do to demonstrate it is doing the…
The Welsh Government is consulting on a draft 10 year plan for the early years, childcare and play workforce in Wales. The Government want a highly skilled early years, childcare and play workforce for the future that: is highly regarded (a career of choice) understands how children learn and develop…
The Scottish Government is consulting on plans to introduce new legal protections against the ill-treatment or wilful neglect of people receiving health or social care in Scotland. The proposals include the introduction of new legislative measures that will make it a criminal offence to deliberately mistreat or neglect people receiving…
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today publishes a consultation about the fees that it proposes to charge registered providers in 2015/16. The fees paid by providers, together with grant-in-aid from the government, are central to ensuring that CQC can carry out the job it is committed to delivering - registering…
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