Abbie Rumbold, partner and head of public services & mutual and health & social care, has been featured in the New Statesman’s latest Spotlight supplement.
Pioneers Post has reported on a recent E3M meeting at BWB. The E3M Social Enterprise Leaders Club is a quarterly gathering of leaders of some of the UK’s most successful social enterprises.
Following the recent breast surgery scandal (where a private surgeon was convicted for performing unnecessary breast surgery on women between 1997 and 2011) and the Grenfell Tower fire, the CQC has demonstrated that it will take steps to more closely regulate those organisations that fall within its regime.
The recent Court of Appeal ruling in P v. Secretary of State is expected to compel the Government to rethink the DBS scheme and, in particular, whether it appropriately balances the aim of protecting the public with an individual's right to a private life.
Those making applications for entry clearance under certain Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes for skilled work sponsored (Tier 2) visas for the UK will now be required to provide overseas criminal record certificates.
This will be of particular interest to those working in the fields of child protection, domestic violence and/or children’s and women’s rights.
The Care Quality Commission's future inspection plans will involve more unannounced visits and focused inspections, says CQC's chair >
The CQC's chair Peter Wyman recently announced that the regulator is planning to shift its approach to inspections of health and social care providers, noting that its inspectors gather more tangible findings during an unannounced inspection
During the summer, the Government proposed the Children and Social Work Bill, which contained a clause allowing ministers to exempt local authorities from their statutory obligations whilst the delivery of its Children’s Services are subject to innovation.
Learning from deaths needs much greater priority across the health and social care system, says CQC report >
The Care Quality Commission (“CQC”) recently published its report, ‘Learning, candour and accountability’, which considers how acute, community and mental health NHS trusts review and investigate the deaths of patients in England.
The Care Quality Commission (“CQC”) published its annual State of Care report on 13 October 2016. The report sets out the CQC’s assessment of the quality of health and adult social care across England in 2015/16 based on its inspections of services and the ratings awarded to providers.
Many charities in England and Wales may find that they fall within the scope of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in a number of possible ways.
Goddard Inquiry blog: are NHS organisations (or former organisations) the next focus of the Goddard Inquiry? >
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has announced 13 investigations to date and has this month launched the very first hearings in the Royal Courts of Justice in the public hearing phase of the inquiry’s work.
Throughout March, the Goddard Inquiry held preliminary hearings into allegations of child sexual abuse involving the Anglican Church and allegations of child sexual abuse in Cambridge House, Knowl View and Rochdale, the care of Lambeth Council and by Lord Greville Janner.
In response to the multiple allegations made against senior figures in all areas of public life regarding child sexual abuse, the Home Secretary has called the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, chaired by Justice Lowell Goddard.