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The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) is considering the question of introducing mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse in England and Wales.
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