Unit 505 Working in Partnership in Health and Social Care
1 Understand Partnership working
Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) – We have inspectors who keep a check on our home they are responsible for inspecting social care and social services to make sure that they are safe for the people who use them. They are the regulator for social care and social services in Wales, from child minders and nurseries to homes for older people. They aim to: Provide independent assurance about the quality and availability of social care in Wales Safeguard adults and children, making sure that their rights are protected; Improve Care by encouraging and promoting improvements in the safety, quality and availability of social care services. Inform policy, standards and provide independent professional advice to the people developing policy, the public and social care sector. In Safe Hands - The role of Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW.) It reflects the integration of the former Care Standards Inspectorate for Wales and the Social Services Inspectorate Wales. The report details the roles and responsibilities of CSSIW in relation to other statutory bodies. This includes local authorities who have the lead role in coordinating the development of local policies and procedures in adult protection. Care Council for Wales – We are registered with the care council for wales they are a leading role in making sure the workforce delivering social services in Wales is working to a high standard. This includes developing a confident and competent workforce in social services and childcare. They can work effectively, make well-informed judgments, based on up to date evidence, in the best interests of the people they work with. Code of Practice for Workers - The Code for Workers sets down the standards of conduct expected of social care workers. It will ensure that workers know what is expected of them and that the public know what standards of conduct they can expect from care workers. In the case of people who are registered breaking the codes may lead to investigation and action by the Care Council. Code of Practice for Employers There is also a Code of Practice for Employers, which applies to all employers across the social care sector regardless of whether they are public, private or statutory organisations. The Code for employers sets out how employers should meet their responsibilities for managing and supporting their staff and ensuring that they do their jobs well. The enforcement of the Code for employers will be a matter for the Care and Social Services Inspectorate for Wales. National Service Frameworks - Are Frameworks for a range of situations and service user groups outlining best practice and partnership working (Example) National Service Framework (NSF) for Older People in Wales aims to improve health and social care services and access for older people through the setting of evidence-based standards. The NSF consists of 10 key standards, which set out the rationale and evidence base, followed by key actions required: Rooting out Age Discrimination, Person-centred care, Promoting health and well-being, Challenging dependency, Intermediate care, Hospital care, Medicines and older people, Stroke, Falls and fractures and mental health in older people. Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Checks (Formerly Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) - The checking service allows me to access the criminal record history of people working, or seeking to work, in certain positions, especially those that involve working with Children or Adults in specific situations. Access to the DBS checking service is only available to registered employers who are entitled by law to ask an individual to reveal their full criminal history, including spent convictions - also known as asking ‘an exempted question’. An exempted question applies when the individual will be working in specific occupations, for certain licenses...
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