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AccessNI - Criminal Record Check
AccessNI helps organisations in Northern Ireland to make informed recruitment decisions, by providing criminal history information about anyone seeking paid or unpaid work in defined areas.
CareMatch Community Leader
A Community Leader is the first point of contact for the carers and clients in each hub. They are there to offer support, to ensure that all parties are happy and that rotas are covered.
The Coach oversees recruitment, dealing with new packages and overseeing the CareMatch Community Leader.
Care Inspectorate Wales(CIW)
Independent regulator of social care and childcare in Wales. CIW register, inspect and take action to improve the quality and safety of services for the well-being of the people of Wales. For more details visit: https://careinspectorate.wales/
CQC- Care Quality Commission
The independent regulator of health and social care in England, who make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and encourage them to improve.
For more details visit: https://www.cqc.org.uk/
You may need a criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland if you're applying for paid or unpaid work, volunteering, or things like applying to adopt a child. Disclosure means sharing sensitive personal information. Disclosure Scotland checks and shares information about people's criminal records. This helps organisations to employ the right people for certain types of work, like working with children or protected adults.
DBS -Disclosure and Barring Service
Employers can check the criminal record of someone applying for a role. This is known as getting a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (in England & Wales).
At CareMatch we create Communities and Care Hubs. A Care Hub is a group of individuals who look after a client. They include where appropriate the client, family members, the team of selected carers and where possible a health or social care professional. The Hub enables all advocates to discuss client outcomes, message each other to share important information and keeps everyone involved in a clients’ care package up to date, wherever they may be.
RQIA -Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority
The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) is the independent body responsible for monitoring and inspecting the availability and quality of health and social care services in Northern Ireland, and encouraging improvements in the quality of those services.