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The average social worker is 46 years old, white and female. More than a third have some Welsh language ability. The majority work for a local authority with a social work case load and have been in post for less than five years – this according to a new report…
A major blunder which saw more than 700,000 confidential patient letters mislaid was "totally unacceptable" and should never have been allowed to happen, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said. However, Mr Hunt told MPs that no patients had been harmed by the mix-up, which occurred when letters sent between GPs…
The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) have published the results of their adult and children’s home Self Assessment of Service Statement (SASS) 2016. In October 2016, providers of registered adult care homes and children’s homes completed their SASS for the first time using CSSIW Online. The SASS collected…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has published the Children’s Services Workforce 2015 report which provides a more detailed breakdown of the workforce in children’s services than was previously available. The services examined in the report are day care of children, residential child care and school care accommodation. In the…
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said that there is "no evidence" that patients have been put at risk after the NHS mislaid more than 700,000 pieces of confidential medical correspondence. Letters sent between GPs and hospitals were mistakenly stored in a warehouse by private company NHS Shared Business Services (SBS)…
The NHS has mislaid more than half a million pieces of patients' confidential medical correspondence, including treatment plans and cancer test results. The documents, sent between GPs and hospitals over five years, did not reach their recipients because they were mistakenly stored in a warehouse by private company NHS Shared…
This experimental statistical first release provides national and local level information on the children and family social work workforce in English local authorities for the year ending 30 September 2016. This experimental statistical first release includes information on: number of children and family social workers number of agency workers working…
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. Plans for a National Missing Persons Register were revealed as ministers…
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