HSE Myth Case 257

12 March 2014

The HSE has published Myth Case 257 following an enquiry from an employee who was told that due to the COSHH Regulations, they could not leave hand wash materials they purchased themselves in the toilets and could not use any of their own cleaning materials.

Report warns of high-quality childcare places shortfall

30 January 2014

Experts have said that any further expansion of the programme for disadvantaged two-year-olds should be delayed until the Government can guarantee that all children will get a place at a high-quality provision. Some say the success of the government-funded programme is threatened by a shortage of good-quality provision for two-year-olds.

NICE quality standard for autism launched

29 January 2014

A new quality standard for autism in children, young people and adults has been published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and describes the high-priority areas for quality improvement in both health and social care services.

Grant scheme still available for childcare start-ups

22 January 2014

Childcare start-ups in England are being encouraged to apply for grants of up to £500 to cover the cost of training, equipment, insurance, criminal records checks and adaptations to premises.

New residential care rules for vulnerable children — January 2014

15 January 2014

Children and Families Minister Edward Timpson has announced new rules about where councils can place vulnerable children in residential care. Under the changes – which are part of the Government’s response to its consultation on residential care reform: