What’s new in the NISCC Standards? Focus on the Consultation Process

10 December 2015

What’s new in the NISCC Standards? Focus on the Consultation Process

The NISCC Standards of Conduct and Practice which are effective from 1 November, replace the Code of Practice for Social Care Workers and Employers of Social Care Workers, first published in 2002. This week we look at who was consulted in revising the Code of Practice which later became the Standards of Conduct and Practice.

NISCC consulted with a wide range of stakeholders as part of the review process, including our registrants, employers, service users and carers, education and training providers, professional associations and trade unions.We also looked at relevant strategy and policy, for example the Social Work Strategy, Transforming Your Care and Quality 2020 as well as best practice elsewhere in relation to professional standards and regulation.The findings of various health and social care inquiries - such as the Francis Report and the serious case review into Winterbourne View - also influenced the content of the new Standards.
 

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