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A series of cuts to frontline health services in Northern Ireland have been averted in the short-term after an additional £40 million was diverted from other Stormont departments. The region's five health trusts had been asked to find £70 million worth of savings to enable the Department of Health to…
The Stormont Assembly's controversy-hit Speaker has said he will not stand for the position again, as he rejected claims he misled the chamber. Democratic Unionist MLA Robin Newton has been embroiled in a long-standing furore over his alleged relationship with a publicly-funded charity with links to the UDA. The latest…
Social workers across Northern Ireland are being invited to take part in two projects to help deal with the legacy of the “Troubles”. Sponsored by the Northern Ireland Association of Social Workers and the Northern Ireland Social Care Council, the projects are being be led by Dr. Joe Duffy, Queens…
Northern Ireland’s chief social worker Seán Holland wants to build more cultural competence among social work professionals. Speaking at a workshop ‘Cultural Competence in Child Care Social Work in Northern Ireland’ today, Mr Holland said the workshop would address cultural competence and some of the challenges presented to social workers…
Helping people to see life through the eyes of those on the autistic spectrum is the aim of new children's TV show Pablo, its creator has said. Grainne McGuinness (pictured) said the quirky, funny show will delight young viewers of the CBeebies and RTEjr channels "but it has a job…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) have issued a call to social work and social care professionals to share practice experiences with colleagues at a NISCC Lunchtime Seminar. The regulator is inviting workers to submit expressions of interest to make a short presentation. These seminars support best practice in…
Probation officers and staff in Northern Ireland have been warned by police they are under an increased threat from dissident republican terrorists. The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) contacted the Probation Board to advise that the threat level against some members has been raised, particularly in republican areas. Board…
A DUP MP has said his party could support a Labour motion calling for an end to the public sector pay cap in the NHS. Ian Paisley's comments leave the Government facing defeat in the Commons if the motion is put to a vote. The Government only commands a majority…
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