Social care workforce

The social care and social work workforce is the backbone of this country’s care system. If we are to ensure that children and adults are looked after in a way that preserves their dignity and peace of mind, it is vital that we have a world class workforce that is skilled, dedicated and valued and supported to do its best.

Top nurses announce new strategy to build culture of compassionate care across the NHS

Nurse smiling with patient

A new 3 year vision and strategy, aimed at building a culture of compassionate care for nursing, midwifery and care staff, has been launched today at the Chief Nursing Officer’s … Read more → – Top nurses announce new strategy to build culture of compassionate care across the NHS

Launch of the Disclosure and Barring Service

From 1 December 2012 the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will carry out the functions previously undertaken by the Criminal Records Bureau and the Independent Safeguarding Authority.  The primary role … Read more → – Launch of the Disclosure and Barring Service

New social work bursary details set out

Changes to the social work bursary are announced today to provide clarity to prospective students and higher education institutions. Based on responses to a consultation earlier this year, the new … Read more → – New social work bursary details set out

New disclosure and barring services: updated definition of regulated activity for adults

The government committed to scaling back the Vetting and Barring Scheme and the criminal records regime to common sense levels.  To achieve this the Home Office set up a cross … Read more → – New disclosure and barring services: updated definition of regulated activity for adults

Applications for Workforce Development Dementia Fund now open

The Department of Health has commissioned Skills for Care to support the delivery of a national learning and development programme for the adult social care workforce supporting people with dementia. … Read more → – Applications for Workforce Development Dementia Fund now open

Draft Care and Support Bill now open for comment online

The Department of Health is seeking your views on the draft Care and Support Bill. You can explore the Bill and comment online using the new draft Care and Support … Read more → – Draft Care and Support Bill now open for comment online

Care and support White Paper published

The Department has published the ‘Caring for our future: reforming care and support’ White Paper, which sets out the vision for a reformed care and support system. The new system … Read more → – Care and support White Paper published