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New study links tens of thousands of 'excess deaths' to health and social care cuts

17 February 2017 England

New study links tens of thousands of 'excess deaths' to health and social care cuts

There is a "possibility" that cuts to health and social care could be linked to tens of thousands of "excess deaths", a new research paper suggests. In 2015 there was an "unprecedented" rise in mortality in England and Wales and a possible explanation behind ...

Care employers prominent as HMRC names and shames underpaying businesses

16 February 2017 England

Care employers prominent as HMRC names and shames underpaying businesses

The Government has named and shamed 360 businesses for underpaying thousands of workers a total of almost £1 million. The biggest ever list of offenders included employers in hairdressing, retail, hospitality and care homes. Excuses for underpaying workers i...

Britain's 'secret scandal' of failings in care for 2.5m children of alcoholic parents

15 February 2017 England

Britain's 'secret scandal' of failings in care for 2.5m children of alcoholic parents

Britain is facing a "secret scandal" over failings in the care of the country's 2.5 million children of alcoholic parents, a group of MPs and peers have warned. The all-parliamentary group, supported by the Archbishop of Canterbury, said their research uncove...

Celebrities turn heat up on PM over 'truly shameful' child refugee decision

14 February 2017 England

Celebrities turn heat up on PM over 'truly shameful' child refugee decision

A raft of celebrities and campaigners are calling on the Prime Minister not to end the Dubs scheme for vulnerable and lone child refugees. The scheme, named after its architect, Labour peer Lord Alf Dubs, will be capped once another 150 unaccompanied children...

PM under pressure over cap on child refugees as Archbishop condemns decision

09 February 2017 England

PM under pressure over cap on child refugees as Archbishop condemns decision

Theresa May is coming under growing pressure to admit unaccompanied child refugees to the UK, after the Archbishop of Canterbury declared himself "saddened and shocked" by a decision to limit numbers. Urging ministers to lift a cap of 350 on admissions under ...

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Commissioner launches investigation into Dunmurry Manor Care Home in Belfast

Commissioner launches investigation into Dunmurry Manor Care Home in Belfast

17 February 2017 Northern Ireland

Following family members and former employees raising serious concerns about the standards of care and safety of residents living with dementia in Dunmurry Manor Care Home, the Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland has ann...

New missing people database to launch aimed at tackling child sexual exploitation

New missing people database to launch aimed at tackling child sexual exploitation

17 February 2017 England

A new national database of missing people is to be rolled out as part of a drive to tackle child sexual exploitation. The facility will allow police to access data about adults and children who disappear across force boundaries. Plan...

Child protection experts receive report of possible FGM daily, figures show

Child protection experts receive report of possible FGM daily, figures show

17 February 2017 England

Child protection experts are receiving a report about possible female genital mutilation every day, new figures reveal. An NSPCC helpline logged 1,564 contacts about girls who may have suffered or are risk of the practice between June...

Scottish charities supporting victims of abuse welcome switch to three-year funding

Scottish charities supporting victims of abuse welcome switch to three-year funding

17 February 2017 Scotland

Charities dedicated to helping abuse survivors and victims of rape are to be given funding from the Scottish Government on a three-year basis in future. Equalities Secretary Angela Constance announced the move, which she said would pr...

Third of parents 'don't know if child's nursery has qualified early years teacher'

Third of parents 'don't know if child's nursery has qualified early years teacher'

17 February 2017 England

Around one in three parents do not know if their child is being taught by a qualified early years teacher, according to a poll. The majority of mothers and fathers would rather their youngster was taught by someone who specialises in ...

Fiona Duncan appointed as chair of independent review into Scottish care system

Fiona Duncan appointed as chair of independent review into Scottish care system

16 February 2017 Scotland

Fiona Duncan, Chief Executive of Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland, has been appointed as the chair to the independent root and branch Care Review in Scotland. The Review will look at the underpinning legislation, practices, culture ...

'Key weaknesses' highlighted following inspection of Moray children's services

'Key weaknesses' highlighted following inspection of Moray children's services

16 February 2017 Scotland

Services for children and young people in Moray need to make important improvements, inspectors have said. It follows an inspection which identified key weaknesses in the way services were being delivered by the Moray Community Planni...

West Yorkshire couple win damages after complaining baby son was unfairly taken

West Yorkshire couple win damages after complaining baby son was unfairly taken

16 February 2017 England

A couple have won damages after complaining that their baby son was unfairly taken from them as a result of decisions made by council social services staff. Bosses at Kirklees Council, which has offices in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire...

'Centre of Expertise' among new measures to tackle child sexual exploitation

'Centre of Expertise' among new measures to tackle child sexual exploitation

16 February 2017 England

Home Secretary Amber Rudd will on Thursday announce a £40 million blitz on child sexual exploitation. The cash injection aims to bolster the Government's efforts to prevent a repeat of high-profile episodes such as the scandals seen i...

Charity report massive drop in number of elderly people not getting basic care

Charity report massive drop in number of elderly people not getting basic care

16 February 2017 England

Hundreds of thousands of elderly people are not receiving the help they need to get out of bed, dress or eat, according to a new report. The study from Age UK found a massive drop in the number of people eligible for social care, leav...

UK's four children's commissioners express 'deep concern' over child refugee decision

UK's four children's commissioners express 'deep concern' over child refugee decision

16 February 2017 England

The UK's four children's commissioners have written to the Government to tell of their "deep concern" at the decision to end a scheme to bring lone child refugees to Britain. The Government last week unexpectedly announced that just 3...

£1.4 million funding boost for unpaid carers of people with dementia in Scotland

£1.4 million funding boost for unpaid carers of people with dementia in Scotland

15 February 2017 Scotland

Almost £1.4 million funding has been awarded to a social enterprise network that brings together unpaid carers of people with dementia. The funding will be used to support carers in Scotland to have a greater say in the day to day issu...

Hate crime soared to record levels in England and Wales after Brexit vote

Hate crime soared to record levels in England and Wales after Brexit vote

15 February 2017 England

Record levels of hate crime were reported by three-quarters of police forces in England and Wales in the aftermath of last year's EU referendum, new analysis has shown. In some areas the number of incidents jumped by more than 50%. A...

Calls to tackle late stage cancer diagnoses in Wales

Calls to tackle late stage cancer diagnoses in Wales

15 February 2017 Wales

Too many people are being diagnosed with cancer at a late stage, according to a report into services for sufferers in Wales. The Welsh Government's 2016 Cancer Annual Report, which looked at NHS cancer services provided across the cou...

Stark figures reveal millions of 'just about managing' families on edge of poverty

Stark figures reveal millions of 'just about managing' families on edge of poverty

15 February 2017 England

Millions of families who are "just about managing" are on the tipping point of falling into poverty, a new report warns. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation said the number of people living below an adequate standard of living had increase...

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Webwatch: Skills for Health launch social media toolkit for healthcare sector

14 February 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: Skills for Health launch social media toolkit for healthcare sector

Skills for Health has launched a comprehensive social media toolkit for the UK healthcare sector, providing healthcare organisations...

Webwatch: University team developing tool to monitor Brexit-related hate crime

10 February 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: University team developing tool to monitor Brexit-related hate crime

Researchers have been awarded a £250,000 grant to help the Government monitor Brexit-related hate crime on social media. A team at ...

Webwatch: Labour launch NHS incidents website to log experiences of substandard care

16 January 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: Labour launch NHS incidents website to log experiences of substandard care

Jeremy Corbyn has accused Theresa May of being out of touch with the NHS crisis and launched a website to counter her claims the hea...

Webwatch: Artificial intelligence toolkit spots new child sexual abuse media online

02 December 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: Artificial intelligence toolkit spots new child sexual abuse media online

New artificial intelligence software designed to spot new child sexual abuse media online could help police catch child abusers. ...

Webwatch: NISCC Domiciliary Care Toolkit App gets refresh with latest practice info

01 December 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: NISCC Domiciliary Care Toolkit App gets refresh with latest practice info

The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC), regulator for the social care workforce in NI, has refreshed their Mobile Learning...

Webwatch: Police Scotland launch online form for victims of stalking

25 November 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: Police Scotland launch online form for victims of stalking

A new form which enables stalking victims to report the crime online has been launched. Police Scotland hopes the form will encoura...

Webwatch: Online breath test launched to help detect lung disease

16 November 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: Online breath test launched to help detect lung disease

A charity has set up an "online breath test" which can help detect lung problems. People who get out of breath doing every day task...

Webwatch: Improvements to Social Services Knowledge Scotland (SSKS)

02 November 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: Improvements to Social Services Knowledge Scotland (SSKS)

Social Services Knowledge Scotland (SSKS) is a website and digital library dedicated to social care. Content relates to policy, prac...

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Engage: Five ways to improve physical health of people severe mental illness

14 February 2017 Engage

Engage: Five ways to improve physical health of people severe mental illness

People with severe mental illness (SMI) often have poorer physical health than the general population as they are more likely to experience unnecessary health inequalities and are unable to access the physical healthcare they need. To help address these ...

Engage: Remember the real lives behind Government U-Turn on Dubs amendment

10 February 2017 Engage

Engage: Remember the real lives behind Government U-Turn on Dubs amendment

The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) has added its name to the growing criticism of the Government’s decision to change the arrangements for the care and resettlement of certain child refugees. The so-called ‘Dubs amendment’ scheme, created by...

Engage: Health & Social Care funding explained - In-depth Health Foundation analysis

09 February 2017 Engage

Engage: Health & Social Care funding explained - In-depth Health Foundation analysis

The Health Foundation have just launched a new online resource clarifying the current and possible future state of health and social care funding in the UK... The UK currently spends over £140bn a year on public provision of health and over £20bn on soci...

Engage: Why are more and more people seeking treatment for cannabis misuse?

09 February 2017 Engage

Engage: Why are more and more people seeking treatment for cannabis misuse?

Any call for drug policy reform in the UK is usually met with a standard response from the Home Office. It goes something like this: “Drug misuse among adults and young people has fallen in the last ten years and we are working to educate young people abo...

Engage: Britain’s criminal justice system doesn’t know what to do about autism

17 January 2017 Engage

Engage: Britain’s criminal justice system doesn’t know what to do about autism

Prison is not an easy ride – not least for those with autism spectrum disorder. We know from experience that some prisoners are more vulnerable to bullying and victimisation, more likely to be easily led and manipulated, and more vulnerable to sexual a...

Engage: Tips on reducing dinner stress for Christmas guests with dementia

22 December 2016 Engage

Engage: Tips on reducing dinner stress for Christmas guests with dementia

People who are hosting somebody with dementia for Christmas dinner are being urged to think about how they set the table to reduce stress levels. New tips suggest allowing people with dementia to graze on items such as sausage rolls, pigs in blankets and...

Engage: Social care sector in dire need of urgent reform

20 December 2016 Engage

Engage: Social care sector in dire need of urgent reform

There is a desperate need to bring new money into the social care system but existing proposals will not deliver this, says Professor Les Mayhew from the Cass Business School at City, University of London. The government’s proposals to use council tax to...

Engage: Richard Humphries asks, what now for social care?

12 December 2016 Engage

Engage: Richard Humphries asks, what now for social care?

Widespread dismay has greeted the omission of any reference in the 2016 Autumn Statement to the parlous state of social care funding. While few expected any fresh announcements about more money for the NHS, the level of unanimity in the calls for social c...

Engage: Charity helping Syrian children overcome psychological trauma of war

12 December 2016 Engage

Engage: Charity helping Syrian children overcome psychological trauma of war

Syrian children now living as refugees in Lebanon are being given psychological care to help them overcome the trauma of war thanks to support from a Scottish charity. The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (Sciaf) is helping to fund its partner ag...

Engage: It is more essential than ever celebrate the role of hospital social work

08 December 2016 Engage

Engage: It is more essential than ever celebrate the role of hospital social work

BASW CEO Dr Ruth Allen marks national Hospital Social Work Day 2016... Some of my most formative and rewarding work experiences have been in hospital settings, specifically on mental health wards. And some of the most skilled and inspirational social wo...

Engage: Social care services facing a daily crisis – the government must fund them properly

07 December 2016 Engage

Engage: Social care services facing a daily crisis – the government must fund them properly

Before the recent Autumn Statement, there was plenty of chatter about the government – at long last – putting more money into social care. The system has been starved of funds in recent years, with councils forced to provide significantly more care with v...

Engage: Adult Principal Social Worker Network - Valuing Hospital Social Work

06 December 2016 Engage

Engage: Adult Principal Social Worker Network - Valuing Hospital Social Work

This December 7th we will see a national day of celebration for Hospital social work, the practice and the social workers that make it happen. As we again enter into the period of high pressure on our social care services and staff it would be great to re...

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Autism screening system could benefit millions of Indian children

14 February 2017

Autism screening system could benefit millions of Indian children

More than two million children in India could benefit from new research into a new low-cost ways to detect autism risk. A group of researchers, led by Professor Bhismadev Chakrabarti at the University of Reading, have been awarded a £585,0...

Pioneering social work education partnership launches in Sussex

14 February 2017

Pioneering social work education partnership launches in Sussex

The University of Sussex has teamed up with East Sussex County Council, Brighton & Hove City Council and the University of Brighton to launch a new teaching partnership. The South Coast Regional Centre for Education (SCRC), which has secur...

Birmingham launches new commission on young people's mental health prevention

14 February 2017

Birmingham launches new commission on young people's mental health prevention

The Rt Hon Paul Burstow, former Minister of State for Care Services and Professor of Mental Health Policy at the University of Birmingham, is to chair a new Birmingham Policy Commission focusing on mental health promotion and illness preven...

Queens University Belfast to host Applied Social Studies open morning

14 February 2017

Queens University Belfast to host Applied Social Studies open morning

Queens University Belfast are to host an open morning on their Post Qualifying courses offering pathways in Child Care, Mental Health, Strategy and Leadership, Systemic Practice and Family Therapy and Dual Diagnosis (Substance Misuse and Me...

Colleges referring more students with mental health issues directly to A&E

07 February 2017

Colleges referring more students with mental health issues directly to A&E

Further education colleges are referring increasing numbers of students with mental health problems directly to A&E, according to new research. A poll of 105 colleges - almost a third of the total in England - found three-quarters have ref...

Innovative piliot project sees GCU physiotherapy students deliver integrated home care

06 February 2017

Innovative piliot project sees GCU physiotherapy students deliver integrated home care

Older people have benefited from a pilot project which saw Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) physiotherapy students provide care at home. The project was delivered in partnership with Carers Direct, NHS Highland, NES, Scottish Care, and ...

New Mental Health Framework aims to increase quality and consistency of care

03 February 2017

New Mental Health Framework aims to increase quality and consistency of care

Skills for Health, Health Education England, and Skills for Care have announced the launch of a new Core Skills Education and Training Framework for the mental health workforce, with the aim of increasing the quality and consistency of care...

Adult social care employers encouraged to apply to Workforce Development Fund

01 February 2017

Adult social care employers encouraged to apply to Workforce Development Fund

Skills for Care are encouraging large national organisations and lead organisations of employer led partnerships to apply to the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) to help develop the skills and knowledge of their workers. WDF has already he...

Sussex appoints social justice expert to lead School of Education & Social Work

27 January 2017

Sussex appoints social justice expert to lead School of Education & Social Work

The University of Sussex has appointed a renowned social justice expert to lead the School of Education and Social Work (ESW). Professor Gillian Hampden-Thompson, who has been interim Head of School since the beginning of August 2016, has ...

New academy of excellence in Nottingham aims to raise standards in social work

27 January 2017

New academy of excellence in Nottingham aims to raise standards in social work

A new academy of excellence in Nottingham is the latest social work teaching partnership to get underway as it looks to continue to “raise the quality” of trainees and teaching. The D2N2 Teaching Partnership’s Social Work Academy will brin...

New Sheffield Hallam course aims to address Prime Minister's mental health plans

25 January 2017

New Sheffield Hallam course aims to address Prime Minister's mental health plans

A new course to help professionals identify mental health risks amongst children and young people has been developed by Sheffield Hallam University.    Following the Prime Minister's pledge to 'transform' attitudes to mental health, acad...

Teenagers who access mental health services see significant improvements, study

18 January 2017

Teenagers who access mental health services see significant improvements, study

Young people with mental health problems who have contact with mental health services are significantly less likely to suffer from clinical depression later in their adolescence than those with equivalent difficulties who do not receive tre...

Study finds patients with long term conditions overestimate life expectancy

13 January 2017

Study finds patients with long term conditions overestimate life expectancy

A review of studies examining perceived life expectancy among people with long term health conditions has found patients may overestimate their life expectancy. In a review of more than 700 patients from the UK, Netherlands and the USA w...

Birmingham reseachers find 'just about managing' families need more help to save

13 January 2017

Birmingham reseachers find 'just about managing' families need more help to save

Three-fifths of low and middle income households are currently unable to save money, while for people already saving, the ratio between spending and saving is dramatically falling, researchers say. A new report from CHASM, University of Bi...

Prejudice and bullying against children in care explored in Childhood Studies conference

12 January 2017

Prejudice and bullying against children in care explored in Childhood Studies conference

Many inspirational figures in popular culture – from Harry Potter to Superman – were fostered, adopted or institutionalised as youngsters. Wider recognition of this could help to dispel prejudice against children in care, claimed poet, dram...

MMU history project looks to ease winter loneliness for older people in Stockport

20 December 2016

MMU history project looks to ease winter loneliness for older people in Stockport

Academics at Manchester Metropolitan University are working in partnership with Age UK Stockport to help combat loneliness for older people during the festive period and winter months. A recent study conducted by Age UK has shown that cert...

Researchers announce potential advance in drug treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

20 December 2016

Researchers announce potential advance in drug treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

An international team of scientists has announced a new advance in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by identifying a new drug target for not only improving symptoms of brain degeneration – but also to extend the life-span of the termin...

University of Gloucestershire gets green light for new nursing degree in 2017

20 December 2016

University of Gloucestershire gets green light for new nursing degree in 2017

The University of Gloucestershire has been given the green light to offer a new nursing degree from September 2017, after the course was approved, subject to conditions, by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. This new course aims to tackle ...

Plymouth initiative aims to improve integration of health and social care services

20 December 2016

Plymouth initiative aims to improve integration of health and social care services

From lay input in research to how a clinic runs, from medical revalidation to patient forums, healthcare professionals increasingly need effective patient input if they are to provide a relevant, sustainable and effective service. Conv...

Researchers identify barriers stopping minority groups accessing mental health services

20 December 2016

Researchers identify barriers stopping minority groups accessing mental health services

Members of black and minority ethnic (BME) groups face barriers to mental health services because of a communication breakdown between healthcare users and providers, and cultural factors, such as an inability to accept mental health proble...

Record gap between rich and poor students winning university places

15 December 2016

Record gap between rich and poor students winning university places

The gulf between the numbers of rich and poor children winning university places has reached record levels, figures from Ucas show. Students who received free school meals - the long-time indicator of poverty - are less than half as likely...

Charity's Dementia Lead recognised for innovative project at university awards

14 December 2016

Charity's Dementia Lead recognised for innovative project at university awards

The Head of Dementia Innovation at a national charity has been honoured with a prestigious award, given in memory of a dementia activist. April Dobson is the 2016 recipient of the Hennell Award for Innovation and Excellence in Dementia Car...

Research survey wants to hear from men forced to have sex against their will

13 December 2016

Research survey wants to hear from men forced to have sex against their will

Researchers want to hear from men who are forced by women to have sex against their will. The study aims to uncover the extent of so-called "forced to penetrate" cases and has invited men who have experienced such circumstances to complete...

Stirling researchers to survey Scotland's over 50s as part of long-term ageing study

09 December 2016

Stirling researchers to survey Scotland's over 50s as part of long-term ageing study

Researchers undertaking Scotland’s first long-term study of the health, economic and social circumstances of people aged 50-plus are now seeking insight from individuals across Scotland. Experts from the University of Stirling-led Health...

Huddersfield to use interactive gaming technology as social work training aid

09 December 2016

Huddersfield to use interactive gaming technology as social work training aid

A computer game enabling trainee social workers to immerse themselves in a wide range of challenging situations is among a range of initiatives being developed by the University of Huddersfield, backed by the Departments of Health and Educa...

Research finds search engines could help young people find best mental health resources

09 December 2016

Research finds search engines could help young people find best mental health resources

Search engines and content providers could have a role to play in helping young people find the most reliable mental health resources online, research at the University of Strathclyde has found. Thousands of websites and apps relating to m...

Researchers explore extent of mental and physical health problems caused by homelessness

02 December 2016

Researchers explore extent of mental and physical health problems caused by homelessness

The extent of the mental and physical health problems caused by homelessness is laid bare in a new report. Research into the experiences of 64 people who are homeless or facing housing problems in Newham, London, found some living in slum-...

Edge Hill lecturer helps unveil new plan to give young offenders a voice

01 December 2016

Edge Hill lecturer helps unveil new plan to give young offenders a voice

Edge Hill University lecturer, Sean Creaney, has helped unveil a new plan to give young offenders a voice in their punishment. Sean, a lecturer in Psychosocial Analysis of Offending Behaviour, advised the Youth Justice Board on their new P...

Teenagers could see long-term benefits from new treatments for depression

30 November 2016

Teenagers could see long-term benefits from new treatments for depression

More than two-thirds of adolescents who suffer from depression could see long-term benefits from receiving one of three psychological treatments – of which only one is currently recommended on the NHS – according to research published in Th...

University host former Royal chef on how to cook for people with dementia

25 November 2016

University host former Royal chef on how to cook for people with dementia

A former chef to the Royal family has given advice about preparing food for people with dementia. Peter Morgan-Jones, who has also previously worked in Michelin starred restaurants in Australia and cooked for the Lawn Tennis Association at...

DMU student's film shows her triumph over Asperger's syndrome

18 November 2016

DMU student's film shows her triumph over Asperger's syndrome

A De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) student has launched a campaign to show that having Asperger’s syndrome should pose no barriers to living a full and happy life. Jenny Brooks - who was diagnosed at the age of 13 - wants others with...

Acclaimed author to offer insight into manic depression at Wolverhampton lecture

18 November 2016

Acclaimed author to offer insight into manic depression at Wolverhampton lecture

An acclaimed author will give a guest lecture at the University of Wolverhampton next week, discussing issues around her latest book, which documents a year-long episode of manic depression. Jay Griffiths’ newest work, Tristimania: A Diary...

University of Kent to host conference addressing challenges facing child refugees

18 November 2016

University of Kent to host conference addressing challenges facing child refugees

As the number of displaced children around the world reaches historic levels, experts who work with child refugees will gather at the University of Kent next week.  Held in the Darwin conference centre on Thursday 24 November, Child Refu...

DMU students play leading role in raising awareness of sexual and domestic violence

11 November 2016

DMU students play leading role in raising awareness of sexual and domestic violence

The powerful role of theatre in educating people on sexual and domestic violence and abuse is being demonstrated by a Drama student and alumni from De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) today. Calum Harris, Kirsty Murno and Edward Spence ...

Alzheimer’s 'Champion' launches dementia-inspired art exhibition at Sheffield Hallam

02 November 2016

Alzheimer’s 'Champion' launches dementia-inspired art exhibition at Sheffield Hallam

National Champion for Alzheimer’s Research UK, Lee Pearse, is holding an art exhibition at Sheffield Hallam University in November, revolving around the theme of dementia. ‘All Our Brains’ is a free exhibition that will be running as par...

Migrant and refugee stories to ‘come to life’ through University of Gloucestershire-led project

02 November 2016

Migrant and refugee stories to ‘come to life’ through University of Gloucestershire-led project

The University of Gloucestershire has won €237,000 of EU funding to lead a project to help schools, universities and other organisations better understand the backgrounds of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. ‘MyStory: Digital Stor...

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Report: Named Social Worker Pilot – SCIE interim report launched

17 February 2017 Reports & Resources

Report: Named Social Worker Pilot – SCIE interim report launched

People with autism, learning disabilities and mental health issues – and their carers – often have to face the challenge of having a lack of continuit...

Review: Quality of life and care for older people in residential care in Wales

17 February 2017 Reports & Resources

Review: Quality of life and care for older people in residential care in Wales

The Older People's Commissioner for Wales, Sarah Rochira, is encouraging care sector contributions to a review of the quality of life and care for old...

Guidance: Child sexual exploitation - Practice Tool (2017) (open access)

17 February 2017 Reports & Resources

Guidance: Child sexual exploitation - Practice Tool (2017) (open access)

This work was commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) and is the original text from which the summary document ‘Tackling child sexual explo...

Statistics: Dept for Education - Children's social work workforce 2016 - England

17 February 2017 Reports & Resources

Statistics: Dept for Education - Children's social work workforce 2016 - England

This experimental statistical first release provides national and local level information on the children and family social work workforce in English ...

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Take your first steps into health & social care with a course at Greenwich

14 February 2017 New To Care

Take your first steps into health & social care with a course at Greenwich

Expert advice for careers in nursing, health, social care and more is on offer at the next University of Greenwich Health & Social Care Open Evening. There are two ...

New qualifications and investigations into early childhood announced in Wales

23 January 2017 New To Care

New qualifications and investigations into early childhood announced in Wales

In late 2016, new plans for the Welsh healthcare landscape were announced by Qualification Wales and The National Assembly for Wales' Children, Young People and Educ...

New Certificate in Care qualification aimed at 1.3million frontline staff

19 December 2016 New To Care

New Certificate in Care qualification aimed at 1.3million frontline staff

The Skills for Health Level 2 Certificate in Care Qualification is a new qualification to support the delivery of the Care Certificate, brought to you by SFJ Awards....

1,000 student nurses to train on the job under apprenticeship scheme

30 November 2016 New To Care

1,000 student nurses to train on the job under apprenticeship scheme

Student nurses will be able to train on the job rather than having to do a traditional degree, the Health Secretary is to announce. Jeremy Hunt will unveil plan...

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More care workers being denied guaranteed hours or basic employment rights

07 February 2017 Career Advice

More care workers being denied guaranteed hours or basic employment rights

The number of workers without guaranteed hours or basic employment rights has soared by more than 660,000 in the past five years, a study reveals. Th...

'Zero tolerance' of discrimination against expectant or new mothers at work

27 January 2017 Career Advice

'Zero tolerance' of discrimination against expectant or new mothers at work

Pregnant women and new mothers could be given greater protection from being sacked under Government plans. Business minister Margot James said there ...

Sexist dress codes 'force women to go blonde and wear revealing outfits'

26 January 2017 Career Advice

Sexist dress codes 'force women to go blonde and wear revealing outfits'

Women workers have been told to dye their hair blonde, wear revealing outfits and constantly reapply make-up, a study into workplace dress codes has f...

Report finds job vacancies increasing despite Brexit uncertainty

17 January 2017 Career Advice

Report finds job vacancies increasing despite Brexit uncertainty

Job vacancies are increasing despite continued uncertainty over what will happen to the economy when the UK leaves the European Union, according to a ...