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A hospital trust which has been admonished over staffing issues has around one in six posts vacant. Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust had a vacancy rate of 17% , according to the latest Care Quality Commission (CQC) report into the trust. A previous inspection at a hospital run by the…
Widespread trauma caused by the Grenfell Tower fire has prompted an NHS recruiting drive for mental health professionals to keep up with demand. More than 50 vacancies for the Grenfell Tower Trauma Service are being advertised, seeking those experienced in working with bereavement and post traumatic stress disorder. Hundreds have…
Britain's largest police force has failed to achieve any significant improvement in the quality of child protection investigations several months after a watchdog first raised the alarm, a report warns. An audit found a string of flaws were still apparent in some Metropolitan Police inquiries involving under-18s, despite inspectors delivering…
Around 600 people including 100 children from the Grenfell Tower neighbourhood have been referred to mental health services in the aftermath of the fire, new figures show. The emotional toll of the disaster was uncovered after health professionals visited thousands of people from the area to determine if they needed…
A London council which took too long to assess a vulnerable woman’s needs has been asked by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman to pay nearly £20,000 in care home fees. The Ombudsman investigated the complaint about the London Borough of Hackney, finding it took too long to carry…
Council workers were advised to remove ID badges in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire due to mounting hostility against officials, it has emerged. Senior members of Kensington and Chelsea's social services team claimed a colleague was spat at in the street as the authority came under intense criticism…
The Royal Borough of Greenwich has won £1.95m of funding from the Department for Education’s Innovation Programme for a three year project which will transform help for children and families experiencing domestic abuse. SafeCORE will work intensively with up to 360 local families a year who have had a number…
More than 160 traumatised witnesses of the London Bridge terror attack have sought help from a support charity. They contacted Victim Support in the month after the atrocity on the bridge and in Borough Market on June 3. Many were seeking emotional support and trauma treatment after witnessing the horrific…
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