News Archive

Archive of: 2019

  • Children in Care Homes

    The question has recently come up as to whether any form of DBS check was required when school children volunteered in care homes, either in a large group setting with teachers,  or on a smaller scale of individual students doing work experience for very short times.

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  • Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill

    Social care sector unites in open letter to Ministers criticising 'careless' Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill

    ECA is a member of the Care Association Alliance. CAA has supported concerns raised by the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group who have now released the following statement:

    Over 100 social care sector organisations have come together to unite and sign an open letter to the Minister of State for Social Care, Caroline Dinenage MP, and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health (Lords), Baroness Blackwood seeking clarification and change on concerning aspects of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill. All firmly believe that the Bill will adversely affect the rights of people who rely on care and support services. 

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  • NMDS-SC is getting a new name

    Most of the sector know that Skills for Care are currently developing a new National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) service. This year you will be able to see what it looks like and how it feels to use.

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  • ECA first Breakfast Conference of 2019 - Tuesday 26th February

    The ECA Chair and Committee would like to invite you to our first Breakfast Conference of 2019, bringing you up to date with what’s happening in Social Care

    Tuesday 26th February 2019

    8.00am to 12.00pm

    Best Western Marks Tey Hotel, London Road, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1DU

    Don’t miss out on the opportunity to keep up to date with developments in the sector as well as the opportunity to network with your colleagues across the Health and Social Care sector.

    Speakers will include:-

    • Fiona Davis – Director of Safeguarding and Quality Assurance at ECC speaking on ‘Ensuring Quality’
    • Anne Williams – from Power Direct presenting on ‘Saving Energy, Saving Money’
    • Simon Harniess, ECA Director of Development – giving an update on the ECA Strategic plan and the new ECA Skills Academy
    • Directors from Essex County Council - ECC Question & Answer Session

     

     

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