Understanding Mental Health and Wellbeing: Quick Facts

Monday, January 24, 2022

Care regulators will assess how well service providers respond to the mental health needs of their users within their inspection frameworks, and their findings will reflect the extent to which the service is providing person-centred care. Compliance Issues

Understanding Mental Health and Wellbeing: In-depth

Monday, January 24, 2022

Many service users in adult social care settings will have mental health needs in some form. All care services must address the mental health needs of their service users just as they must address their physical health needs. Any service user can suffer from mental ill health and emotional distress.

Procuring Goods and Services: Quick Facts

Monday, January 24, 2022

All staff should be made aware of the school’s procurement procedures, even if they don’t have purchasing responsibilities. Procurement Strategy

Procuring Goods and Services: In-depth

Monday, January 24, 2022

Poor decisions about the procurement of goods and services can have a major impact on financial viability. Schools must, therefore, have effective procurement strategies and procedures in place to support their core business. This minimises the risk of expensive and disruptive mistakes, ensures the principles of Best Value are being followed, and protects schools’ interests. All staff — not just those responsible for ordering — should understand the procurement procedures.

Taxation: In-depth

Monday, January 24, 2022

Taxation is the means by which the Government raises revenue by imposing compulsory levies. The main types of taxation that affect schools are value added tax, which is paid on sales; income tax, which is paid on taxable income such as employment income, and corporation tax, which is paid on an organisation’s profits or gains.

Procurement Policy

Monday, January 24, 2022

The governing body, trustees, or proprietor [delete as appropriate] of [Name of school] must demonstrate probity and best value in its purchasing decisions, ensuring quality, or fitness for purpose, and delivery against price in all purchases made.

Wales: Quick Facts

Monday, January 24, 2022

Since the establishment of the National Assembly of Wales in 1998, many legislative functions have been progressively devolved to the Assembly and the Welsh Government, including areas concerned with local transport. Legislation