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Social work re-registration: the basics

A simple guide to what’s new and what you need to know to renew your registration with the HCPC this autumn

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HCPC investigating whether to take fitness to practice action following Rotherham inquiry

August 27,2014

The regulator is examining whether Rotherham social workers past and present should face fitness to practice hearings following child sexual exploitation report

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SSSC sanctions care worker who disabled fire alarms in a children’s home

August 28,2014

A care worker has had conditions imposed on his registration after endangering care home residents

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50 days on the picket line: the care workers who earn the same striking as working

August 29,2014

Community Care catches up with the Care UK strikers in Doncaster who say they won't stop until they are paid a 'decent living wage'

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Care work diary: ‘Sometimes I feel as if I’m letting people down even though I’ve done everything I can’

August 29,2014

Depression, disputes and paperwork make it a draining week for this anonymous child care worker

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Bracknell Forest Council's Hospital In-Reach Team

‘If you think you’ve got a really special service get out there and show people’

August 29,2014

With the entry deadline just days away, the 2013 Adults Team of the Year urges practitioners to put themselves forward for the Social Worker of the Year Awards

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Social work cartoon: ‘Client-focused care’

August 28,2014

The latest cartoon from Fran...

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NSPCC calls for tougher laws to deal with those who fail children following Rotherham scandal

August 28,2014

The charity's helpline chief has told Community Care that when evidence of serious poor practice is discovered, those responsible should “lose their job”

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HCPC renewal: How can can I evidence my continuing professional development?

August 27,2014

The new system of renewing your registration requires social workers to show evidence of CPD. Here's how to do it.

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‘It’s really important to feel like your team values you’

August 27,2014

The Adults Team Leader of the Year says her team's response to her 2013 Social Work Award win made the event a career highlight

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The danger of a ‘tell me what I want to hear’ culture in social services

August 26,2014

Blair McPherson on why a 'tell me what I long to hear' culture in a social services department should set alarm bells ringing

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VIDEO: a guide to the HCPC’s audit process

August 26,2014

As part of the re-registration process, HCPC will audit 2.5% of all social workers. Here's how it works.

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A step-by-step guide to renewing your HCPC registration online

August 26,2014

Don't get caught out: follow this fool-proof picture guide to renewing your registration before November

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“Your turn”: how one social worker faced her fear to help a service user

August 26,2014

Advanced care practitioner Heather Fuller reveals how she went diving in an attempt to win the trust of Mark, a motor neurone sufferer

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Over half of social workers aren’t ready for HCPC re-registration, survey suggests

August 26,2014

A survey by recruitment consultancy Liquid Personnel shows many social workers still unsure about the HCPC renewal process, which starts next week

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Wirral social care whistleblower says “there’s not enough money in the world” to make up for his family’s trauma

August 22,2014

Martin Morton blew the whistle on abuses in Wirral Council but five years on, he doesn't believe that much has changed

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Social work cartoon: ‘The numbers game’

August 22,2014

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Time’s running out to have your say on violence against social workers

August 22,2014

Community Care survey seeks to highlight the personal risks faced by the nation's social workers and social care staff

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CQC moves to shut two care homes over ‘serious lack’ of skilled staff

August 21,2014

Two care homes in Kent face closure after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) said it had identified a ‘serious’ lack of suitably skilled nursing staff, issues with care records, and poor leadership at the services.
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