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Grooming gangs abused 700 girls and vulnerable women 'with arrogant persistence'

23 February 2018 England

Grooming gangs abused 700 girls and vulnerable women 'with arrogant persistence'

Grooming gangs that preyed on 700 girls and vulnerable young women in the North East carried out their abuse with "arrogant persistence" before a major operation was launched to stop them, a Serious Case Review has found. A 150-page report has been published ...

Thousands may be dying through 237 million NHS medication errors each year

23 February 2018 England

Thousands may be dying through 237 million NHS medication errors each year

More than 200 million medication errors are made in the NHS every year and could lead to the deaths of thousands of people, researchers say. Mistakes - ranging from giving patients the wrong medication to delivering prescriptions late - may cause around 1,700...

NHS running £1.2 billion deficit with 100,000 vacancies across England, latest figures

22 February 2018 England

NHS running £1.2 billion deficit with 100,000 vacancies across England, latest figures

NHS trusts are £1.2 billion in the red as they face increasing demand for services, new figures show. At the end of December, NHS providers in England reported a year-to-date deficit of £1,281 billion, which is £365 million worse than the £916 million planned...

Save The Children apologies over 'inappropriate' behaviour of former chief executive

21 February 2018 England

Save The Children apologies over 'inappropriate' behaviour of former chief executive

Save the Children has apologised to women employees who complained of inappropriate behaviour by the charity's former chief executive, admitting their claims were not properly dealt with at the time. In a statement, the charity said Justin Forsyth - who has s...

New misconduct claims hit Oxfam as chief executive apologies to parliament

20 February 2018 England

New misconduct claims hit Oxfam as chief executive apologies to parliament

Oxfam has received 26 allegations of misconduct since the Haiti sex scandal erupted two weeks ago, charity chiefs have revealed. Mark Goldring, Oxfam GB's chief executive, said 16 of the claims stemmed from abroad, while 10 came from the UK. Giving evidence ...

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Aid charities pledge to boost safeguarding and eradicate unacceptable behaviour

Aid charities pledge to boost safeguarding and eradicate unacceptable behaviour

23 February 2018 England

More than 20 charities, including Oxfam Great Britain, have pledged to boost safeguarding and are calling on people to report unacceptable behaviour. The aid agencies said there can be no tolerance for "the abuse of power, privilege o...

Diane Abbott attacks 'shocking' treatment of Yarl's Wood detainees

Diane Abbott attacks 'shocking' treatment of Yarl's Wood detainees

23 February 2018 England

Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott has condemned "shocking" treatment of detainees at the Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre amid claims dozens of women are on hunger strike in protest at the conditions. After making her first vis...

UK accused of violating human rights by criminalising abortions in Northern Ireland

UK accused of violating human rights by criminalising abortions in Northern Ireland

23 February 2018 Northern Ireland

The UK violates women's human rights by criminalising abortions in Northern Ireland, a UN committee has said. The country has strict restrictions covering cases like rape, incest or fatal foetal abnormality. The UN Committee on the e...

Charles praises 'remarkable' children's hospice on visit to meet residents and staff

Charles praises 'remarkable' children's hospice on visit to meet residents and staff

23 February 2018 Wales

The Prince of Wales described a children's hospice in South Wales as "remarkable" during a visit to meet children with life-limiting illnesses and their families. Charles was in good spirits as he toured Ty Hafan in Sully, near Cardif...

Education Secretary challenged over lack of secure accommodation for troubled teenager

Education Secretary challenged over lack of secure accommodation for troubled teenager

23 February 2018 Wales

A High Court judge has asked Education Secretary Damian Hinds to explain why a troubled 16-year-old girl has not been found a place in a secure accommodation unit. Mr Justice Francis says Mr Hinds (pictured), or a representative, migh...

Murdered Ellie Butler's mother loses bid to challenge child cruelty conviction

Murdered Ellie Butler's mother loses bid to challenge child cruelty conviction

23 February 2018 England

The mother of Ellie Butler - the six-year-old murdered by her father - has lost a bid to challenge her conviction. Ben Butler was convicted of murder in June 2016 following a trial at the Old Bailey and jailed for life with a minimum ...

Scottish Government announce cash boost for nursery outdoor learning

Scottish Government announce cash boost for nursery outdoor learning

23 February 2018 Scotland

The Scottish government has given an organisation more than £860,000 to increase outdoor learning for nursery children. Announcing the £862,550 for Inspiring Scotland, Childcare and Early Years Minister Maree Todd (pictured) said she ...

Former priest handed second jail term for sexually abusing boys

Former priest handed second jail term for sexually abusing boys

23 February 2018 England

A former Church of England priest who sexually abused boys has been put behind bars for a second time. Colin Pritchard changed his name to Ifor Whittaker after he was handed a five-year sentence at Northampton Crown Court in 2008 afte...

Judge criticises prosecutors as would-be child abductor is spared prison

Judge criticises prosecutors as would-be child abductor is spared prison

23 February 2018 England

A homeless man who attempted to abduct an eight-year-old girl from a park has been released into the community. Judge Andrew Shaw said 59-year-old Matthew Reid was a "very troubling individual", and he criticised the Crown Prosecution...

Father acquitted in female genital mutilation case over 'insufficient' evidence

Father acquitted in female genital mutilation case over 'insufficient' evidence

23 February 2018 England

The trial of a father accused of causing or allowing his six-year-old daughter to undergo female genital mutilation has collapsed after a judge ruled that the defendant had no case to answer. Judge Julian Lambert directed a jury of se...

Charity boss quits Unicef role over 'some personal mistakes' while at Save the Children

Charity boss quits Unicef role over 'some personal mistakes' while at Save the Children

23 February 2018 England

A Unicef executive has quit after allegations were made of inappropriate behaviour while he worked for Save the Children. Justin Forsyth resigned as deputy executive director of Unicef in New York after his former colleagues complaine...

Oxfam GB suspended by Haiti government in wake exploitation allegations

Oxfam GB suspended by Haiti government in wake exploitation allegations

23 February 2018 England

Oxfam Great Britain has been temporarily suspended in Haiti pending an investigation into how the charity handled the case of former staff paying for sex. The aid group said senior members of staff met officials from the Haiti governm...

Children's hospital charity will keep £365,000 donated from controversial fundraiser

Children's hospital charity will keep £365,000 donated from controversial fundraiser

23 February 2018 England

A children's hospital charity has confirmed it will keep past donations totalling more than £360,000 from the controversial Presidents Club. Guy's and St Thomas' Charity, the charity for Evelina London Children's Hospital, said it wou...

Hospitals, jobcentres and prisons will have legal duty to refer those at risk of homelessness

Hospitals, jobcentres and prisons will have legal duty to refer those at risk of homelessness

22 February 2018 England

Prisons and NHS Trusts are among the public sector organisations that will soon have a legal duty to refer people at risk of becoming homeless to a housing authority. Heather Wheeler, the Minister for Homelessness, announced on Thursd...

Amnesty calls of UK Government to end 'daily discrimination' in Northern Ireland

Amnesty calls of UK Government to end 'daily discrimination' in Northern Ireland

22 February 2018 Northern Ireland

The British Government should urgently introduce measures addressing the legacy of Northern Ireland's violent past, Amnesty International said. Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley is to consult on mechanisms for investigating his...

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Webwatch: Twitter urged to do more to tackle abuse of disabled users

20 February 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: Twitter urged to do more to tackle abuse of disabled users

A charity has urged Twitter to do more to help disabled users report hate speech against them on the site, claiming it remained too ...

Webwatch: Duchess launches pilot mental health website supporting primary children

24 January 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: Duchess launches pilot mental health website supporting primary children

The Duchess of Cambridge has said she is committed to helping the "youngest and most vulnerable" in society as she launched a mental...

Webwatch: New App for depression should be trialled on the NHS, says NICE

24 January 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: New App for depression should be trialled on the NHS, says NICE

NICE says that online and mobile programme Deprexis could help adults with depression get faster access to care and it should be tes...

Webwatch: Children 'ill-equipped for avalanche of pressure' on social media

04 January 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: Children 'ill-equipped for avalanche of pressure' on social media

Pre-teens are "ill-equipped" for the "avalanche of pressure" on social media as they head into secondary school, the Children's Comm...

Webwatch: Free app to help cut patients' waiting time by showing how busy NHS services are

14 December 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: Free app to help cut patients' waiting time by showing how busy NHS services are

A new free app which shows how busy local NHS services are will help people to spend less time waiting for treatment. The app, NHSq...

Webwatch: Anti-rape apps 'place responsibility on everyone except perpetrators'

14 December 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: Anti-rape apps 'place responsibility on everyone except perpetrators'

Anti-rape apps create a "climate of fear" where responsibility for gathering evidence of a sexual assault is pushed on to victims, a...

Webwatch: Brands pull ads from YouTube over fears of access by paedophiles

24 November 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: Brands pull ads from YouTube over fears of access by paedophiles

Major brands have begin pulling advertising from YouTube after it was reported that paedophiles are operating on the site and evadin...

Webwatch: Evidence Search and Summary Service from Iriss

26 October 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: Evidence Search and Summary Service from Iriss

Finding and using evidence in practice can take time, and yet, is so important to continuous learning and improvement of practice an...

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Engage: How promoting a healthy lifestyle can boost your care workforce

19 February 2018 Engage

Engage: How promoting a healthy lifestyle can boost your care workforce

Balancing a healthy lifestyle and work can be hard for professionals. After a long day at work, it’s understandable that a trip to the gym may be the last thought on your mind. In fact, half of care professionals admit that they struggle to fit in exercis...

Engage: 'I only want one room to sleep in'- homeless tell of life on the streets

26 January 2018 Engage

Engage: 'I only want one room to sleep in'- homeless tell of life on the streets

Sitting near Leicester Square in central London trying to scrape together £9 from passers-by in order to get a hostel room, Steve is just one of thousands sleeping rough on England's streets. The 39-year-old from South Shields said he became homeless fou...

Engage: Kiri - Another unrealistic and damaging portrayal of social workers on screen

18 January 2018 Engage

Engage: Kiri - Another unrealistic and damaging portrayal of social workers on screen

A child dies. A nation mourns. The professionals gather to ask how and why. The media and the public want answers, then justice. It’s sadly an all too familiar process. With Channel 4’s new TV drama Kiri, the British public peek into the world of the soc...

Engage: West Sussex County Council - Repairing Families from the Bottom Up

11 January 2018 Engage

Engage: West Sussex County Council - Repairing Families from the Bottom Up

This is a sponsored article and is brought to you by West Sussex County Council. At West Sussex County Council we are doing something inspirational, something we are really proud of - creating a brighter future for the children and families we work with....

Engage: Supporting ‘hard-to-place’ children and still achieving better inspections

10 January 2018 Engage

Engage: Supporting ‘hard-to-place’ children and still achieving better inspections

Eleanor Schooling writes that it is possible for homes to support ‘hard-to-place’ children and still achieve a good or better inspection outcome. Today, I want to talk about the children living in children’s homes. While the majority of childre...

Engage: Fact Check - Are there more beds available across the NHS?

08 January 2018 Engage

Engage: Fact Check - Are there more beds available across the NHS?

We have put extra funding in. There are more beds available across the system, we’ve reduced the number of delayed discharges of elderly people who would otherwise have been in NHS beds rather than in social care. British prime minister, Theresa May,...

Engage: Child sexual abuse - hearing the cry for help is not always a simple task

08 January 2018 Engage

Engage: Child sexual abuse - hearing the cry for help is not always a simple task

Child sexual abuse is on the rise in the UK with the NSPCC announcing a 31% increase in police referrals in 2017 compared to the previous year. Worryingly, this is just the tip of the iceberg as child sexual abuse is widely under-reported. My research has...

Engage: Growing the social care workforce - Top 5 things we have learnt in Essex

21 November 2017 Engage

Engage: Growing the social care workforce - Top 5 things we have learnt in Essex

In many parts of England employment levels are at record levels and I regularly hear anecdotes from contacts across the South of England that every time a new super-market opens, the social care labour pool shrinks or disappears. There have never been mor...

Engage: Record high Section 47s leave vulnerable children facing ‘generational trauma’

15 November 2017 Engage

Engage: Record high Section 47s leave vulnerable children facing ‘generational trauma’

The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) CEO, Dr. Ruth Allen, has warned the Government that we are facing “generational trauma” for children who are stuck in poverty and increasingly at risk of neglect, following the unveiling of data showing a r...

Engage: A partnership approach to supporting social workers to access research

14 November 2017 Engage

Engage: A partnership approach to supporting social workers to access research

The development of this initiative began with an email received by the Learning and Development team within North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP): Dear L&D team, please could you purchase the attached article for me, as this seems re...

With lowest proportion of children in care, can Northern Irish model be used across UK

01 November 2017 Engage

With lowest proportion of children in care, can Northern Irish model be used across UK

A newly-appointed professor at the University of Huddersfield has played a key role in an ambitious research project investigating inequalities in child welfare provision throughout the UK. It has now begun a line of enquiry into the possibility that Nort...

Engage: Perversion that challenges nurturing notion of motherhood

27 October 2017 Engage

Engage: Perversion that challenges nurturing notion of motherhood

Child sex abuse is shocking enough but when the perpetrator is a woman it is harder for society to accept because it seems to challenge the nurturing sense of motherhood. The crimes of nursery worker Vanessa George (pictured) and co-defendants Tracy Dawb...

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Study finds new kind of antipsychotic drug relieves symptoms of Alzheimer's disease

14 February 2018

Study finds new kind of antipsychotic drug relieves symptoms of Alzheimer's disease

A new kind of antipsychotic has been found to relieve terrifying and disturbing symptoms suffered by millions of people with Alzheimer's disease worldwide. New research has found that Pimavanserin significantly improves psychosis symptoms ...

University event seeks to understand the growing problem of self-harm

07 February 2018

University event seeks to understand the growing problem of self-harm

An event exploring the growing issue of self-harm will take place in Sheffield later this month. Self-harm is an important health concern in the UK with numbers seemingly rising, especially in teens, with one recent study claiming that U...

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children more likely to be taken into care

07 February 2018

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children more likely to be taken into care

Child protection professionals are ill-equipped when working with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children, say researchers who have revealed children from these groups are more likely to be taken into care. Dr Daniel Allen and Sarah Riding from...

Academic supports new charity to improve the lives of looked after children

07 February 2018

Academic supports new charity to improve the lives of looked after children

An academic at the University of Chester is working with a new national charity to improve the lives of looked after children. Insights from evaluative research led by Professor Elizabeth Harlow from the Department of Social Work and Int...

University historian honoured for research uncovering history of child sex abuse in Britain

07 February 2018

University historian honoured for research uncovering history of child sex abuse in Britain

A historian from the University of Sheffield has been honoured for his research which highlights how press coverage of child sex abuse in Britain has changed over the last century. Professor Adrian Bingham from the University’s Department ...

Reporting tool reveals Cambridge University has 'significant sexual misconduct problem'

06 February 2018

Reporting tool reveals Cambridge University has 'significant sexual misconduct problem'

Cambridge University has said it has a "significant problem involving sexual misconduct" as it emerged it had received 173 reports of improper behaviour in nine months since launching an anonymous online reporting tool. Reports, received b...

Researchers warn homelessness is soaring with serious health implications for those affected

31 January 2018

Researchers warn homelessness is soaring with serious health implications for those affected

The recent rise in homelessness has its roots in welfare reform and the housing market, almost entirely accounted for by an increase in families losing their privately-rented housing, experts have said. The number of people officially reco...

University lecture theatre to be named in memory of MND campaigner Gordon Aikman

31 January 2018

University lecture theatre to be named in memory of MND campaigner Gordon Aikman

A lecture theatre is to be renamed in memory of motor neurone disease (MND) activist Gordon Aikman. Edinburgh University is to honour the campaigner and business school graduate by renaming its George Square lecture theatre after him. Mr ...

Michael J Fox pledges £100K to UK university to develop Parkinson's App

29 January 2018

Michael J Fox pledges £100K to UK university to develop Parkinson's App

Back to the Future star Michael J Fox has pledged more than £100,000 in funding toward the UK development of a new system for monitoring Parkinson's Disease sufferers' symptoms.The Hollywood actor, who himself lives with the long-term degen...

New programme aims to help social care managers step up to senior leadership

23 January 2018

New programme aims to help social care managers step up to senior leadership

Bookings are open for Skills for Care’s new Inspire leadership development programme giving adult social care managers the right tools, confidence and guidance to help them move up to their next senior management role. The leadership p...

Survey aims to understand how drug addicts have achieved successful recovery

18 January 2018

Survey aims to understand how drug addicts have achieved successful recovery

A new European survey aimed at understanding how drug addicts have achieved successful recovery has been launched. The Life in Recovery survey is part of the REC-Path project, which is investigating different types of recovery from drug ...

University-led initiative explores use of new digital health technologies in elderly care

18 January 2018

University-led initiative explores use of new digital health technologies in elderly care

A block of retirement flats has become a test bed for internet-connected devices which could help improve the health of older people. Tenants of Leach Court in Kemp Town, Brighton, have volunteered to trial digital techno...

Project looks at whether sharing photos online can help reduce feelings of loneliness

18 January 2018

Project looks at whether sharing photos online can help reduce feelings of loneliness

A new research project between Oxford Brookes University and The Open University is investigating whether sharing photographs via social media mitigates loneliness in older people and enhances their wellbeing. The project, co-led by Profes...

Researchers warn true picture of domestic violent crime could become less visible

10 January 2018

Researchers warn true picture of domestic violent crime could become less visible

Violence against women could become significantly less visible in police-recorded crime figures when a new counting method comes into effect, warn researchers at Lancaster University. Plans for Home Office Counting Rules to count coercive ...

National research extended to stop young adults with ADHD slipping through net

10 January 2018

National research extended to stop young adults with ADHD slipping through net

Researchers at the University of Exeter have launched the second phase of a national survey to help identify existing services and gaps in provision for young adults with Attention Hyperactivity Deficit Disorder (ADHD). Once considered to ...

University makes 'significant step' using stinging nettles substance in cancer treatment

10 January 2018

University makes 'significant step' using stinging nettles substance in cancer treatment

Cancer cells can be targeted and destroyed more effectively using a substance found in stinging nettles and ants, research has found. The new treatment, named JPC11, can be recycled and reused within affected cells to attack them repeatedl...

Foundation to fund bursaries for care experienced Westminster students

18 December 2017

Foundation to fund bursaries for care experienced Westminster students

The Sir John Cass’s Foundation is to fund a series of ‘Completion Bursaries’ for care experienced students - those who have spent time in care under the age of 18 - in their final year of study at the University of Westminster. A grant of £...

UWL event explores how art, music and food can improve lives of people with dementia

23 November 2017

UWL event explores how art, music and food can improve lives of people with dementia

People with dementia and their carers were special guests at a unique event about how art, music and food can improve the lives of people with the condition. ‘Stimulating all the senses: art, food, music and dementia’ took place at t...

Social workers gather at event to discuss children facing death or bereavement

23 November 2017

Social workers gather at event to discuss children facing death or bereavement

The challenges faced by children dealing with death or a bereavement in their family were discussed at a national conference hosted at the University of Chichester. Nearly 100 practitioners working with or supporting children facing life-s...

Violence within partnerships influences women’s partner preferences, new research

23 November 2017

Violence within partnerships influences women’s partner preferences, new research

Women who are subjected to violence within partnerships prefer more feminine men, according to new research carried out by scientists at the University of St Andrews. The study, carried out by academics from the School of Psychology and Ne...

New learning and development framework for occupational therapists in Wales

16 November 2017

New learning and development framework for occupational therapists in Wales

A new learning and development framework for occupational therapists working in Welsh social care has been announced today. 'Occupational Therapists in Social Care – A Learning and Development Framework' is being launched at an event thi...

Edge Hill secures health research grant to help young adults with complex care needs

16 November 2017

Edge Hill secures health research grant to help young adults with complex care needs

Edge Hill University has received funding from the National Institute for Health Research to review the provision of respite care for young adults with life limiting conditions or complex needs. The research team, led by Sally Spencer, Pro...

Care experienced graduate wins top award for 'From Care To Chaos' documentary

16 November 2017

Care experienced graduate wins top award for 'From Care To Chaos' documentary

A woman who grew up in care has won a prestigious award for her documentary about young people in the care system. Rebecca Southworth, who graduated from the University of Salford’s BA Television and Radio (BATAR) programme with a first ...

Plymouth develop resource to assist health services deliver more personalised care

16 November 2017

Plymouth develop resource to assist health services deliver more personalised care

Public sector organisations are being driven to produce greater efficiencies and cost savings, and the NHS in particular is facing the requirement to do more with less, and deliver better and more effective care while at the same time reduc...

Cardiff University chosen as research partner for What Works Centre for Children's Social Care

16 November 2017

Cardiff University chosen as research partner for What Works Centre for Children's Social Care

Cardiff University has been chosen as the research partner in a £4.85m initiative to help improve the lives of children who are at risk of abuse or neglect. The Department for Education has named the University’s Children’s Social Care R...

Sheffield Hallam to deliver new trial to improve aftercare of cancer survivors

16 November 2017

Sheffield Hallam to deliver new trial to improve aftercare of cancer survivors

A new project to transform the aftercare and improve the quality of life for cancer survivors is being delivered by Sheffield Hallam University thanks to a £2.5million funding award by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). ...

Sheffield's social science festival to put spotlight on autism

02 November 2017

Sheffield's social science festival to put spotlight on autism

The public's perception of autism will be one of the major themes explored next week as the Festival of Social Science returns to Sheffield. The free festival, which is funded by the Economic & Social Research Council, is a week-long ser...

Middlesex initiative aims to improve standards in social care and training of social workers

02 November 2017

Middlesex initiative aims to improve standards in social care and training of social workers

Middlesex University has this week launched the North London Social Work Teaching Partnership, a national project funded by the Department for Education in order to build excellence in social work teaching and practice. It aims to improv...

Heriot-Watt develop facial expressions robot which 'could help autistic adults find work'

17 October 2017

Heriot-Watt develop facial expressions robot which 'could help autistic adults find work'

A robot which teaches people key facial expressions could help boost the employment outlook for autistic adults, researchers have claimed. The current UK unemployment rate is 4.4% but just 14% of autistic adults have a full-time job. Rese...

Dundee contributes to University of Edinburgh's 100 years of social work celebrations

05 October 2017

Dundee contributes to University of Edinburgh's 100 years of social work celebrations

As the University of Edinburgh celebrates a centenary of social work education this month, staff from our social work programmes at the University of Dundee have made key contributions and participate in a number of ways, including talks, a...

Social work conference aims to address challenges of children coping with bereavement

04 October 2017

Social work conference aims to address challenges of children coping with bereavement

The subject of children facing death or a bereavement in their family will be discussed at the University of Chichester next month. A conference, on Friday 20 October, will explore how young people cope with terminal illness based on...

New Drug Recovery Game aims to help social care staff understand the recovery journey

02 October 2017

New Drug Recovery Game aims to help social care staff understand the recovery journey

Researchers from City, University of London have launched The Drug Recovery Game, a new board game designed to help frontline health, social and community care staff understand the realities of drug recovery. Staff working with people who ...

Changes to criminal justice system for offenders and victims to be explored at Leicester event

25 September 2017

Changes to criminal justice system for offenders and victims to be explored at Leicester event

The consequences of recent and future changes to the criminal justice system and how this will affect offenders and victims will be explored at an event organised by the University of Leicester on Wednesday 27 September. The free public ...

Researchers find ad campaigns effective in cutting alcohol-fueled sexual advances

25 September 2017

Researchers find ad campaigns effective in cutting alcohol-fueled sexual advances

Research by the University of Brighton has shown than publicity campaigns can help combat alcohol-fueled sexual contact. Dr Matthew Wood, from the University’s Brighton Business School, teamed up with Professor Paurav Shu...

Social workers sought for study exploring practice in times of austerity

24 September 2017

Social workers sought for study exploring practice in times of austerity

Social workers are being urged to contribute their experiences of practising in an age of austerity for a new study. The research by University of Wolverhampton and supported by BASW aims to gain a deeper understanding of how reduced fundi...

University of Derby launches online Integrative Health and Social Care HE Diploma

20 September 2017

University of Derby launches online Integrative Health and Social Care HE Diploma

The University of Derby has launched a new course aimed at supporting health and social care workers into higher education while they continue to work and earn. The Diploma of Higher Education in Health and Social Care has been devel...

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Report: Newcastle Safeguarding Adult & Children Board's - Joint Serious Case Review (Sexual Exploitation)

23 February 2018 Reports & Resources

Report: Newcastle Safeguarding Adult & Children Board's - Joint Serious Case Review (Sexual Exploitation)

The Newcastle Safeguarding Adults Board (NSAB) and the Newcastle Safeguarding Children Board (NSCB) have published a Joint Serious Case review to cons...

New Book: Social Work in a Changing Scotland

20 February 2018 Reports & Resources

New Book: Social Work in a Changing Scotland

Scotland has changed, politically and culturally, in recent years, with persistent demands for independence culminating in a referendum in 2014. On th...

New Book: The Integration of Health and Social Care in the UK

19 February 2018 Reports & Resources

New Book: The Integration of Health and Social Care in the UK

Closer integration of health and social care services, with the aim of ending the historic divide between the NHS and social services, has been the go...

Guidance: Ombudsman offers good practice advice on contracts for social care providers

08 February 2018 Reports & Resources

Guidance: Ombudsman offers good practice advice on contracts for social care providers

Care providers can now download new guidance from the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman to help them provide clearer cost information in thei...

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New postgraduate in Wales could offer route to a career in adult nursing

14 February 2018 New To Care

New postgraduate in Wales could offer route to a career in adult nursing

A Postgraduate Diploma programme in Adult Nursing introduced by Bangor University is the first course of its kind in North Wales. It offers recent graduate...

Free online course could provide gateway to career in children's care and protection

07 February 2018 New To Care

Free online course could provide gateway to career in children's care and protection

The Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS) has joined with FutureLearn, the digital education platform, for the second run of...

Skills you need to secure a career as a live-in carer

01 November 2017 New To Care

Skills you need to secure a career as a live-in carer

There is no better option than a career in Live-In Care if you have a natural passion for helping others. As a Live-In Carer, you can experience an unmatch...

Former care worker and student nurse wins award after returning to University

05 October 2017 New To Care

Former care worker and student nurse wins award after returning to University

A single mother from Treherbert in the Rhondda Fawr valley has won an award for her dedication to her Nursing studies at the University of South Wale...

Career Advice

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Employers have 'antiquated' attitudes to recruiting women - study

19 February 2018 Career Advice

Employers have 'antiquated' attitudes to recruiting women - study

Employers are being accused of having "antiquated" attitudes to recruiting women as new evidence revealed many believe it is reasonable to ask about p...

How to rekindle your love for your job in social care

06 January 2018 Career Advice

How to rekindle your love for your job in social care

If you work in social care, chances are high that you once chose your profession out of a genuine desire to help other people. It’s an advantage you h...

New guidance to tackle pregnancy and maternity discrimination at work

04 December 2017 Career Advice

New guidance to tackle pregnancy and maternity discrimination at work

New guidance has been issued to tackle pregnancy and maternity discrimination at work after a huge increase in calls for advice. The conciliation ser...

How to prevent employee burn out in the care sector

23 November 2017 Career Advice

How to prevent employee burn out in the care sector

The demanding nature of care work is a hot topic. Many professionals within this industry have difficult day-to-day roles, and it’s hard not to get em...