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4th July 2014

Minister appoints new Care Council for Wales member


The Welsh Government's deputy minister for social services, Gwenda Thomas, has appointed Pembrokeshire Councillor Simon Hancock as a new member to the Care Council for Wales (on July 1).


Mr Hancock has been a member of Pembrokeshire County Council since 1995 and served on his local town council for more than 27 years. He is currently the cabinet spokesperson for Adult Services, Health & Well-being and Equalities. He has very wide experience across local government and his previous roles include three years as chair of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority (2006-9).




The Care Council for Wales regulated social workers and social care workers in Wales. It has the responsibility to set and promote high standards of conduct and practice among social workers and social care workers and high standards in their training.


Gwenda Thomas said: “I’m pleased to announce the appointment of Councillor Simon Hancock to the Care Council for Wales. I’m confident his considerable local government experience will be of great benefit to the Council.”
Mr Hancock will serve a three-year term until June 30, 2017.




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