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HCPC launches consultation on revised guidance for disabled people wanting to become health and care professionals. The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) has launched a consultation on revised guidance for disabled people wanting to become health and care professionals. In 2006, ‘A disabled person’s guide to becoming a health…
Skills for Health has launched a consultation to gather further views on the Code of Conduct for healthcare support workers and adult social care workers in England. Published in March 2013, the Code of Conduct was developed by Skills for Health and Skills for Care. The organisations were originally asked…
The Care Council for Wales (CCW) has launched a consultation on the Best Practice Guidance for learning and assessment in social care, the care of children and young people and early years in Wales. The CCW is calling on learning providers, assessors, verifiers, teachers and lectures in social care, early…
Northern Ireland Health Minister, Edwin Poots, has called for the public to express their views on proposed arrangements for the future support of people who receive funding from the Independent Living Fund (ILF). The ILF, which provides money to help disabled people maintain their independence living in the community rather…
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has drafted guidance on how the 46,000 health and adult social care providers and services that it regulates across England can meet the government's new regulations on care and what actions it will take when they fail. The new regulations (called "fundamental standards") are more…
An independent review and consultation of early learning and childcare, and out of school care is running until 30 September 2014 and views of individuals and organisations with an interest in this area are being sought. Professor Iram Siraj is chair of an independent review commissioned by the Scottish Government…
The Scottish Labour Party has set up a Commission to examine the quality of care services in Scotland. The commission is chaired by David Kelly, former Director of West Lothian Community Health and Care Partnership, and its membership is drawn from medical and nursing practice, social work, trades unions, academic…
Organisations and members of the public across Scotland are being offered the opportunity to give their views on the standards of care that people receive. Scots are being asked to respond to a consultation on Scotland’s National Care Standards, which covers services such as nurseries and childminders, care homes for…
The inspectorate for education and children's services began consultation on proposals for the integrated inspection of services for children in need of help and protection, children looked after, and care leavers and the joint inspections of Local Safeguarding Children Boards. The consultation was issued jointly with the Care Quality Commission,…
The Public Consultation on the Review of the Code of Practice for Social Care Workers will launch today, coinciding with the start of the National Social Services Conference. The consultation focuses on a refreshed version of the Code of Practice for Social Care Workers, which was originally published in 2002.…
From April 2015, the way the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspect multi-agency arrangements that help, protect and care for vulnerable children and young people is changing. A new, integrated approach will involve CQC working in partnership with Ofsted, HMI Constabulary, HMI Probation and HMI Prisons to carry out inspections. Although…
A public consultation on the standards to be expected of social care workers in Wales is to be launched by the Care Council later this month. The consultation will focus on an updated version of the Code of Practice for Social Care Workers, which was originally published in 2002. The…
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