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As the regulator for the social care workforce in England, the GSCC has sought to put service users at the heart of its work since its inception. The report starts with some background about the reasons for involving people who use services in the work of social care regulators and how this fitted with the drive within social care towards personalisation and person-centred planning. It goes on to explain how the GSCC worked with other partner bodies to take this agenda forward, what its key achievements were and how it dealt with some of the barriers, both internal and external, to putting people who use services at the heart of what it did. Finally, the report sets out what it learned from this experience with some learning points for other regulators and other Government organisations who are committed to involving service users in their work.
Briefing on the pressures faced by local authorities during the coronavirus pandemic
Briefing on public sector workers during the coronavirus pandemic
Briefing note on NHS funded hospital care
Report on the appeals process for social care
The report provides an overview of the data that the General Social Care Council (GSCC) gathered during its regulation of initial social work training. This includes summary data regarding the courses
The report contains information on the characteristics of those social workers who were registered by the General Social Care Council (GSCC), the source and number of referrals to the GSCC, and the types
The General Social Care Council (GSCC) had been aware of concerns in the sector for a considerable period of time about the supply, quality and relevance of practice placements for social work students.
From March 2011 to February 2012 the General Social Care Council (GSCC) undertook targeted inspections of all 22 approved courses in England offering the training for the Approved Mental Heath Professional