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Archbishop of Westminster denies covering up actions of sex abuse claim priest

14 December 2018 England

Archbishop of Westminster denies covering up actions of sex abuse claim priest

The leader of Roman Catholics in England and Wales has denied a child sex abuse survivor's claim he covered up for the actions of a priest at the centre of several allegations.Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, was asked whether he had suppre...

Only one in five local authorities have enough elderly care to meet demand

13 December 2018 England

Only one in five local authorities have enough elderly care to meet demand

More than 4.3 million elderly people are at risk of being without care because of where they live, new research has suggested.Just one in five local areas in the UK report having enough care for people aged 75 and over to meet demand, with a third (34%) of loc...

Unprecedented demand sees sexual assault support services 'at crisis point'

12 December 2018 England

Unprecedented demand sees sexual assault support services 'at crisis point'

Sexual assault victims are waiting up to 14 months for counselling as specialist support services struggle to cope with "unprecedented demand", MPs have warned.A report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Sexual Violence said specific support servic...

Squeezed funding and staff shortages leaving home care sector 'extremely fragile'

11 December 2018 England

Squeezed funding and staff shortages leaving home care sector 'extremely fragile'

Squeezed funding and staff shortages are creating "extremely fragile" home care services, a report has warned.A leading think tank and a university said fees for home care services are too low to maintain quality services for the more than 400,000 older and di...

Head of disabled car supplier to step down amid £2.2M bonus row

07 December 2018 England

Head of disabled car supplier to step down amid £2.2M bonus row

The boss of a taxpayer-supported business that supplies cars to people with disabilities is to step down by May 2020 following controversy over his pay package.Motability Operations chief executive Mike Betts (pictured) was in line for a £2.2 million bonus, th...

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Judge backs child adoption after rejecting parents' miscarriage of justice claim

Judge backs child adoption after rejecting parents' miscarriage of justice claim

14 Dec 2018 England

A couple who complained about their child being taken from them and handed to adopters even though a cruelty prosecution had been abandoned were not the victims of a miscarriage of just...

High Court rejects bid from Poppi Worthington's father to remove details of sexual abuse

High Court rejects bid from Poppi Worthington's father to remove details of sexual abuse

14 Dec 2018 England

A High Court judge has rejected a bid by the father of Poppi Worthington to remove details of her sexual abuse and change the official record of her death, and instead ordered him to pa...

Child sexual abuse at care home not properly investigated, council admits

Child sexual abuse at care home not properly investigated, council admits

14 Dec 2018 Scotland

A council has admitted failings at a care home where a worker sexually abused young boys.Victims of Brian Newman came forward following the Jimmy Saville scandal and a report has reveal...

Archbishop of Westminster denies covering up actions of sex abuse claim priest

Archbishop of Westminster denies covering up actions of sex abuse claim priest

14 Dec 2018 England

The leader of Roman Catholics in England and Wales has denied a child sex abuse survivor's claim he covered up for the actions of a priest at the centre of several allegations.Cardinal ...

Judge says very sick 11-month-old girl should be allowed to die peacefully

Judge says very sick 11-month-old girl should be allowed to die peacefully

14 Dec 2018 England

A very sick 11-month-old girl who has spent her life in hospital should be allowed to die peacefully, a High Court judge has ruled.Mr Justice Hayden said doctors could stop providing "f...

'Misunderstanding' blamed for breast cancer screening error affecting 450,000 women

'Misunderstanding' blamed for breast cancer screening error affecting 450,000 women

14 Dec 2018 England

A review into a major blunder in the breast cancer screening programme which meant thousands of women were not invited to final screenings has found that the announcement was made follo...

New figures show 50% increase in abortion for Down's syndrome over last 10 years

New figures show 50% increase in abortion for Down's syndrome over last 10 years

14 Dec 2018 England

Revised abortion statistics show a 50% increase in abortion for Down's syndrome over the last 10 years - with projections it is set to rise further, a campaign group has warned.The new ...

Lottery millionaires throw Christmas party for 'valued and amazing' young carers

Lottery millionaires throw Christmas party for 'valued and amazing' young carers

14 Dec 2018 England

A group of National Lottery millionaires turned into party planners to throw a Christmas-themed celebration for young carers.The 24 lottery winners, with a combined wealth of more than ...

Mother to go on trial accused of murdering four-year-old daugther

Mother to go on trial accused of murdering four-year-old daugther

14 Dec 2018 Wales

A mother is due to stand trial charged with the murder of her four-year-old daughter.Carly Ann Harris, 38, is accused of killing Amelia Brooke Harris following an incident at a property...

Landlord trio must pay £250,000 after cramming 31 tenants into four-bedroom house

Landlord trio must pay £250,000 after cramming 31 tenants into four-bedroom house

14 Dec 2018 England

A family of landlords has been ordered to pay almost £250,000 after "cramming" 31 tenants into a four-bedroom house, a council said.The tenants were forced to sleep in shifts as night w...

Time limit for sexual harassment complaints against MSPs could be scrapped

Time limit for sexual harassment complaints against MSPs could be scrapped

14 Dec 2018 Scotland

Plans to scrap the one-year time limit on raising sexual harassment complaints against MSPs have been put forward at the Scottish Parliament.The proposal is one of a series of recommend...

‘Total incompetence’ led to payoff for outgoing health board boss being doubled

‘Total incompetence’ led to payoff for outgoing health board boss being doubled

14 Dec 2018 Scotland

A former NHS Tayside boss was given double the payoff she was entitled to because of the “total incompetence” of the assistant chief executive, MSPs have learned.A settlement payment of...

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Judge backs child adoption after rejecting parents' miscarriage of justice claim

Judge backs child adoption after rejecting parents' miscarriage of justice claim

14 Dec 2018 England

A couple who complained about their child being taken from them and handed to adopters even though a cruelty prosecution had been abandoned were not the victims of a miscarriage of just...

High Court rejects bid from Poppi Worthington's father to remove details of sexual abuse

High Court rejects bid from Poppi Worthington's father to remove details of sexual abuse

14 Dec 2018 England

A High Court judge has rejected a bid by the father of Poppi Worthington to remove details of her sexual abuse and change the official record of her death, and instead ordered him to pa...

Archbishop of Westminster denies covering up actions of sex abuse claim priest

Archbishop of Westminster denies covering up actions of sex abuse claim priest

14 Dec 2018 England

The leader of Roman Catholics in England and Wales has denied a child sex abuse survivor's claim he covered up for the actions of a priest at the centre of several allegations.Cardinal ...

Judge says very sick 11-month-old girl should be allowed to die peacefully

Judge says very sick 11-month-old girl should be allowed to die peacefully

14 Dec 2018 England

A very sick 11-month-old girl who has spent her life in hospital should be allowed to die peacefully, a High Court judge has ruled.Mr Justice Hayden said doctors could stop providing "f...

'Misunderstanding' blamed for breast cancer screening error affecting 450,000 women

'Misunderstanding' blamed for breast cancer screening error affecting 450,000 women

14 Dec 2018 England

A review into a major blunder in the breast cancer screening programme which meant thousands of women were not invited to final screenings has found that the announcement was made follo...

New figures show 50% increase in abortion for Down's syndrome over last 10 years

New figures show 50% increase in abortion for Down's syndrome over last 10 years

14 Dec 2018 England

Revised abortion statistics show a 50% increase in abortion for Down's syndrome over the last 10 years - with projections it is set to rise further, a campaign group has warned.The new ...

Lottery millionaires throw Christmas party for 'valued and amazing' young carers

Lottery millionaires throw Christmas party for 'valued and amazing' young carers

14 Dec 2018 England

A group of National Lottery millionaires turned into party planners to throw a Christmas-themed celebration for young carers.The 24 lottery winners, with a combined wealth of more than ...

Landlord trio must pay £250,000 after cramming 31 tenants into four-bedroom house

Landlord trio must pay £250,000 after cramming 31 tenants into four-bedroom house

14 Dec 2018 England

A family of landlords has been ordered to pay almost £250,000 after "cramming" 31 tenants into a four-bedroom house, a council said.The tenants were forced to sleep in shifts as night w...

Only one in five local authorities have enough elderly care to meet demand

Only one in five local authorities have enough elderly care to meet demand

13 Dec 2018 England

More than 4.3 million elderly people are at risk of being without care because of where they live, new research has suggested.Just one in five local areas in the UK report having enough...

Older people living alone 50% more likely to visit A&E departments and GP services

Older people living alone 50% more likely to visit A&E departments and GP services

13 Dec 2018 England

Older people are 50% more likely to visit A&E if they live alone than if they live with someone else, a study has found.One in five people aged 65 or older who live alone visit their GP...

LGBQ children as young as 10 more likely to suffer depressive symptons - study

LGBQ children as young as 10 more likely to suffer depressive symptons - study

12 Dec 2018 England

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and "questioning" children as young as 10 are more likely to suffer depressive symptoms and self-harm with suicidal intent, a study has revealed.Researchers found...

Relative charged with murder of 79-year-old woman at nursing home

Relative charged with murder of 79-year-old woman at nursing home

12 Dec 2018 England

A man has been charged with the murder of a 79-year-old woman at a seaside nursing home.June Knight suffered fatal injuries at Langley Lodge Nursing Home in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, and...

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Child sexual abuse at care home not properly investigated, council admits

Child sexual abuse at care home not properly investigated, council admits

14 Dec 2018 Scotland

A council has admitted failings at a care home where a worker sexually abused young boys.Victims of Brian Newman came forward following the Jimmy Saville scandal and a report has r...

Time limit for sexual harassment complaints against MSPs could be scrapped

Time limit for sexual harassment complaints against MSPs could be scrapped

14 Dec 2018 Scotland

Plans to scrap the one-year time limit on raising sexual harassment complaints against MSPs have been put forward at the Scottish Parliament.The proposal is one of a series of reco...

‘Total incompetence’ led to payoff for outgoing health board boss being doubled

‘Total incompetence’ led to payoff for outgoing health board boss being doubled

14 Dec 2018 Scotland

A former NHS Tayside boss was given double the payoff she was entitled to because of the “total incompetence” of the assistant chief executive, MSPs have learned.A settlement payme...

Scottish budget ‘misses opportunity to tackle poverty’, according to charities

Scottish budget ‘misses opportunity to tackle poverty’, according to charities

13 Dec 2018 Scotland

The Scottish Government has “missed an opportunity” to tackle poverty  in its budget for 2019-2020, according to charities.In Holyrood on Wednesday, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay ...

New campaign urges childcare providers to promote ‘gender-equal play’

New campaign urges childcare providers to promote ‘gender-equal play’

12 Dec 2018 Scotland

A new campaign has been launched in a bid to promote more “gender-equal play” in nurseries and childcare.The Care Inspectorate – the body which inspects registered childcare provid...

New study finds cancer patients in rural areas at 'clear survival disadvantage'

New study finds cancer patients in rural areas at 'clear survival disadvantage'

12 Dec 2018 Scotland

People living in rural areas are less likely to survive cancer than those who live in cities, according to a new global review.Researchers examined 39 studies and found 30 of them ...

NHS boards could be losing out on hundreds of thousands of pounds, MSPs told

NHS boards could be losing out on hundreds of thousands of pounds, MSPs told

12 Dec 2018 Scotland

Health boards in Scotland are missing out on potentially hundreds of thousands of pounds by not claiming back money due for treating non-European citizens, a Holyrood committee has...

Doing puzzles boosts brain in old age but won't protect against mental decline

Doing puzzles boosts brain in old age but won't protect against mental decline

11 Dec 2018 Scotland

Puzzles such as crosswords and sudoku do not counteract mental decline in old age but can provide a higher point from which decline begins, a study has found.Researchers found that...

New hotline for reporting child sexual exploitation launched in Scotland

New hotline for reporting child sexual exploitation launched in Scotland

11 Dec 2018 Scotland

A new hotline for reporting the sexual exploitation of children has been launched by Barnardo’s Scotland and Crimestoppers.The Nightwatch Hotline will enable people to anonymously ...

New payment to help low-income families with costs of raising children launched in Scotland

New payment to help low-income families with costs of raising children launched in Scotland

10 Dec 2018 Scotland

A new payment to help cover the costs of having children has been introduced in Scotland.Families on low incomes can now apply for the Best Start Grant, with applications opening o...

Teenager denies raping and murdering six-year-old Alesha MacPhail on Bute

Teenager denies raping and murdering six-year-old Alesha MacPhail on Bute

10 Dec 2018 Scotland

A teenager will go on trial next year charged with the rape and murder of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail on the Scottish island of Bute.The 16-year-old, who cannot be identified for ...

Polcie Scotland to train thousands of staff on 'insidious and damaging' domestic abuse

Polcie Scotland to train thousands of staff on 'insidious and damaging' domestic abuse

10 Dec 2018 Scotland

An £825,000 training scheme will help police officers across Scotland deal with some of the more “insidious and damaging” forms of domestic abuse, the Justice Secretary said.Humza ...

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Mother to go on trial accused of murdering four-year-old daugther

Mother to go on trial accused of murdering four-year-old daugther

14 Dec 2018 Wales

A mother is due to stand trial charged with the murder of her four-year-old daughter.Carly Ann Harris, 38, is accused of killing Amelia Brooke Harris following an incident at a property...

Cancer patients in Wales set to receive proton beam therapy on NHS

Cancer patients in Wales set to receive proton beam therapy on NHS

12 Dec 2018 Wales

Cancer patients in Wales are to begin receiving proton therapy treatment through the NHS after a treatment centre was granted permission by the country's health boards.The Rutherford Ca...

Bridgend school worker jailed for grooming and sexually abusing teenage girl

Bridgend school worker jailed for grooming and sexually abusing teenage girl

10 Dec 2018 Wales

A school information and communications technology (ICT) technician has been jailed for grooming and sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl.Alex Barnes, 22, pleaded guilty to five counts o...

Conferences announced for practitioners supporting victims of elderly abuse in Wales

Conferences announced for practitioners supporting victims of elderly abuse in Wales

07 Dec 2018 Wales

Two free conferences to help practitioners who work with or come into contact with older people who experience abuse are set to take place next February. The conferences aim to raise...

Ex-Secretary for Health and Social Services set to named First Minister of Wales

Ex-Secretary for Health and Social Services set to named First Minister of Wales

07 Dec 2018 Wales

Mark Drakeford has been named as the new leader of Welsh Labour and is set to become the next first minister of Wales.Wales's Finance Secretary, 64, beat contenders Vaughan Gething and ...

Mother who moved to Ireland after social workers safety concerns has boy removed from her care

Mother who moved to Ireland after social workers safety concerns has boy removed from her care

04 Dec 2018 Wales

A woman who three years ago left her home in Wales when four months pregnant and travelled to Ireland after social workers raised safety concerns has had her son taken from her care.Sta...

£114 million announced to support health professional education and training in Wales

£114 million announced to support health professional education and training in Wales

30 Nov 2018 Wales

£114m will be invested in 2019/20 to support a range of education and training programmes for healthcare professionals in Wales, Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced.This is £...

First Minister tells inquest Carl Sargeant 'panicked but not distraught'

First Minister tells inquest Carl Sargeant 'panicked but not distraught'

28 Nov 2018 Wales

Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones told an inquest that cabinet minister Carl Sargeant did not give him an "outright denial" as he sacked him after "bombshell" sexual misconduct allegati...

Frontline social care workers across Wales urged to get free flu vaccination

Frontline social care workers across Wales urged to get free flu vaccination

28 Nov 2018 Wales

    This year, for the first time, care home staff who regularly come into contact with residents are eligible for a free flu vaccination. The annual flu immunisati...

Welsh First Minister 'furious' at Carl Sargeant going public over sexual misconduct sacking

Welsh First Minister 'furious' at Carl Sargeant going public over sexual misconduct sacking

27 Nov 2018 Wales

Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones was "f****** furious" when a Labour colleague went public about being sacked over allegations of sexual misconduct days before he apparently took his o...

Mental health nurse’s 150km challenge to fund therapeutic activities for patients

Mental health nurse’s 150km challenge to fund therapeutic activities for patients

27 Nov 2018 Wales

A Denbighshire nurse is putting his best feet forward in a bid to provide better support for the mental health patients in his care. Joe Lewis, who is based at Glan Clwyd Hospital’s Ab...

Inquest to take place into river death of two-year-old Kiara Moore

Inquest to take place into river death of two-year-old Kiara Moore

27 Nov 2018 Wales

An inquest will take place into the death of a two-year-old girl who was in a car that plunged into a Welsh river.Kiara Moore died after being recovered from a silver Mini in the River ...

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Helpline reports surge in calls from young people in Northern Ireland

Helpline reports surge in calls from young people in Northern Ireland

07 Dec 2018 Northern Ireland

There has been a surge of young people in Northern Ireland seeking help for dealing with anxiety, a helpline has said.The revelation comes in Childline's annual review, The Courage To T...

Two thirds of conflict ex-prisoners still unemployed in Northern Ireland

Two thirds of conflict ex-prisoners still unemployed in Northern Ireland

07 Dec 2018 Northern Ireland

Two thirds of ex-prisoners with conflict-related convictions are still unemployed 20 years after the Good Friday Agreement, an academic said.Their family members have also been black-li...

Case against man accused of sexually assaulting baby adjourned until new year

Case against man accused of sexually assaulting baby adjourned until new year

05 Dec 2018 Northern Ireland

The case against a man accused of sexually assaulting a weeks-old baby in Northern Ireland has been adjourned until January 2.The infant had been in intensive care in hospital.A 25-year...

Man convicted for naming woman at centre of rugby rape case on social media

Man convicted for naming woman at centre of rugby rape case on social media

28 Nov 2018 Northern Ireland

The conviction of a man who used social media to name the woman at the centre of the Ulster rugby rape trial should act as a deterrent for future cases, police have said.Sean McFarland ...

Maghaberry officers 'making renewed efforts to identify most vulnerable prisoners'

Maghaberry officers 'making renewed efforts to identify most vulnerable prisoners'

27 Nov 2018 Northern Ireland

Officers at Maghaberry Prison are making renewed efforts to identify the most vulnerable prisoners, the criminal justice inspector said.The high-security jail has a significant proporti...

Violence and disorder reduced at high-security prison in Co Antrim

Violence and disorder reduced at high-security prison in Co Antrim

27 Nov 2018 Northern Ireland

A prison once branded dangerous and Dickensian has made immensely encouraging progress, a report said.Maghaberry high-security jail in Co Antrim holds life prisoners convicted of the mo...

Guidance to support employers response to domestic and sexual abuse launched in Belfast

Guidance to support employers response to domestic and sexual abuse launched in Belfast

22 Nov 2018 Northern Ireland

The Department of Health and Department of Justice in Northern Ireland have published new Guidance on how employers can increase awareness and respond more effectively to domestic and s...

Retired judge warns public could be excluded from serious sex trials

Retired judge warns public could be excluded from serious sex trials

20 Nov 2018 Northern Ireland

The public should be excluded from serious sex trials as part of a radical overhaul in Northern Ireland, a retired senior judge proposed.Sir John Gillen is leading an independent review...

Proposed compensation for institutional abuse survivors slammed as 'dirisory'

Proposed compensation for institutional abuse survivors slammed as 'dirisory'

19 Nov 2018 Northern Ireland

Survivors of abuse at children's homes across Northern Ireland have criticised government proposals on compensation as "derisory".Draft legislation to establish a compensation scheme fo...

Belfast crowds show solidarity in protest against rape trials in Republic

Belfast crowds show solidarity in protest against rape trials in Republic

15 Nov 2018 Northern Ireland

Thongs and placards were held aloft in Belfast on Thursday in solidarity with protests in the Irish Republic earlier this week over how rape trials are conducted.A recent case in Co Cor...

Northern Ireland Secretary urges Conservative colleagues to get behind PM

Northern Ireland Secretary urges Conservative colleagues to get behind PM

15 Nov 2018 Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Secretary has urged Conservative party colleagues to back the Prime Minister, insisting "there is no better person" for the job.Karen Bradley, a long-time ally of T...

Health department under attack over calls to save community phramacies

Health department under attack over calls to save community phramacies

12 Nov 2018 Northern Ireland

  The head of Community Pharmacy Northern Ireland has criticised the Department of Health for ignoring repeated calls to save the service.Community pharmacists say they have been warne...


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Landlord trio must pay £250,000 after cramming 31 tenants into four-bedroom house

Landlord trio must pay £250,000 after cramming 31 tenants into four-bedroom house

14 Dec 2018 England

A family of landlords has been ordered to pay almost £250,000 after "cramming" 31 tenants into a four-bedroom house, a council said.The tenants were forced to sleep in shifts as night w...

Only one in five local authorities have enough elderly care to meet demand

Only one in five local authorities have enough elderly care to meet demand

13 Dec 2018 England

More than 4.3 million elderly people are at risk of being without care because of where they live, new research has suggested.Just one in five local areas in the UK report having enough...

Westminster Council given £10,000 donation to tackle homelessness and loneliness

Westminster Council given £10,000 donation to tackle homelessness and loneliness

12 Dec 2018 England

A £10,000 donation has been given to Westminster City Council as part of a new scheme to combat loneliness, help rough sleepers and provide training for young people.The donation was gi...

Squeezed funding and staff shortages leaving home care sector 'extremely fragile'

Squeezed funding and staff shortages leaving home care sector 'extremely fragile'

11 Dec 2018 England

Squeezed funding and staff shortages are creating "extremely fragile" home care services, a report has warned.A leading think tank and a university said fees for home care services are ...

Polcie Scotland to train thousands of staff on 'insidious and damaging' domestic abuse

Polcie Scotland to train thousands of staff on 'insidious and damaging' domestic abuse

10 Dec 2018 Scotland

An £825,000 training scheme will help police officers across Scotland deal with some of the more “insidious and damaging” forms of domestic abuse, the Justice Secretary said.Humza Yousa...

Conferences announced for practitioners supporting victims of elderly abuse in Wales

Conferences announced for practitioners supporting victims of elderly abuse in Wales

07 Dec 2018 Wales

Two free conferences to help practitioners who work with or come into contact with older people who experience abuse are set to take place next February. The conferences aim to raise...

Mental health tribunals need more powers to care for people outside hospitals, says judge

Mental health tribunals need more powers to care for people outside hospitals, says judge

07 Dec 2018 England

A specialist judge involved in an independent review of mental health legislation has said tribunals need more powers to help people to be cared for outside hospitals.Anselm Eldergill, ...

New healthcare law to ensure safe staffing levels passes first hurdle

New healthcare law to ensure safe staffing levels passes first hurdle

07 Dec 2018 Scotland

The Health Secretary has committed to adding day-to-day assessments of staff needs into new legislation aimed at ensuring safe numbers of healthcare workers.Holyrood unanimously passed ...

Police office jailed over sexual relationship with vulnerable woman he met on duty

Police office jailed over sexual relationship with vulnerable woman he met on duty

07 Dec 2018 England

A police officer who left a colleague waiting outside as he had sex with a vulnerable woman he had met while on duty has been jailed for two years.Both on and off duty, Met Police offic...

Major investment needed to improve care for mental health patients - report

Major investment needed to improve care for mental health patients - report

06 Dec 2018 England

Major new investment is needed to improve some of the most "dilapidated" estates in the NHS and provide more community care for the sickest and most vulnerable mental health patients, a...

Government to draw up new bill to support mental health patients in crisis

Government to draw up new bill to support mental health patients in crisis

06 Dec 2018 England

The Government will draw up new legislation to transform mental health care for patients in crisis and give them more control of their treatment.Following the publication of the indepen...

Thieves steal £2,000 Christmas funds from day care centre in East Lothian

Thieves steal £2,000 Christmas funds from day care centre in East Lothian

05 Dec 2018 Scotland

A safe containing funds for a Christmas lunch has been stolen from a care home by thieves using a wheelchair.Police said there was more than £2,000 of cash in the safe when it was taken...

Chances of dying in hospital increases when nurses replaced with nursing assistants, new study

Chances of dying in hospital increases when nurses replaced with nursing assistants, new study

05 Dec 2018 England

The risk of dying in hospital increases when nurses are replaced with nursing assistants, according to a new study.The research authors from the University of Southampton suggest that p...

560 people who took their own lives died within a week of leaving A&E

560 people who took their own lives died within a week of leaving A&E

05 Dec 2018 Scotland

One in five of the 1,540 people who attended A&E in the three months prior to taking their own lives died within two days of leaving hospital, new figures show.More than a quarter (30%)...

Deliveroo roll-out appeal after successful trail reunites three missing people with families

Deliveroo roll-out appeal after successful trail reunites three missing people with families

03 Dec 2018 England

Three missing people have been reunited with their families in time for Christmas after their faces were displayed on posters on the backpacks of Deliveroo riders.Five hundred of the fo...

CRG says it's 'business as usual' as it strikes deal to aquire Allied Healthcare

CRG says it's 'business as usual' as it strikes deal to aquire Allied Healthcare

01 Dec 2018 England

A deal has been struck to help avoid disruption to vital home services to 13,000 elderly and disabled people, it has been announced.Privately-owned CRG, a leading home care, healthcare,...

Charity launch 'Bleak Friday' to highlight plight of youth homelessness this Christmas

Charity launch 'Bleak Friday' to highlight plight of youth homelessness this Christmas

30 Nov 2018 England

Thousands of vulnerable young people will be homeless or at risk of homelessness in the weeks leading up to Christmas, a charity has said.Centrepoint said 18,000 young people aged 16-25...

Minister pledges to limit use of temporary accommodation for vulnerable people

Minister pledges to limit use of temporary accommodation for vulnerable people

30 Nov 2018 Scotland

Scotland’s Housing Minister has pledged to bring forward legislation to restrict the use of unsuitable temporary accommodation for homeless people.Kevin Stewart said the government woul...

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Judge backs child adoption after rejecting parents' miscarriage of justice claim

Judge backs child adoption after rejecting parents' miscarriage of justice claim

14 Dec 2018 England

A couple who complained about their child being taken from them and handed to adopters even though a cruelty prosecution had been abandoned were not the victims of a miscarriage of just...

High Court rejects bid from Poppi Worthington's father to remove details of sexual abuse

High Court rejects bid from Poppi Worthington's father to remove details of sexual abuse

14 Dec 2018 England

A High Court judge has rejected a bid by the father of Poppi Worthington to remove details of her sexual abuse and change the official record of her death, and instead ordered him to pa...

Child sexual abuse at care home not properly investigated, council admits

Child sexual abuse at care home not properly investigated, council admits

14 Dec 2018 Scotland

A council has admitted failings at a care home where a worker sexually abused young boys.Victims of Brian Newman came forward following the Jimmy Saville scandal and a report has reveal...

Judge says very sick 11-month-old girl should be allowed to die peacefully

Judge says very sick 11-month-old girl should be allowed to die peacefully

14 Dec 2018 England

A very sick 11-month-old girl who has spent her life in hospital should be allowed to die peacefully, a High Court judge has ruled.Mr Justice Hayden said doctors could stop providing "f...

Mother to go on trial accused of murdering four-year-old daugther

Mother to go on trial accused of murdering four-year-old daugther

14 Dec 2018 Wales

A mother is due to stand trial charged with the murder of her four-year-old daughter.Carly Ann Harris, 38, is accused of killing Amelia Brooke Harris following an incident at a property...

LGBQ children as young as 10 more likely to suffer depressive symptons - study

LGBQ children as young as 10 more likely to suffer depressive symptons - study

12 Dec 2018 England

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and "questioning" children as young as 10 are more likely to suffer depressive symptoms and self-harm with suicidal intent, a study has revealed.Researchers found...

New campaign urges childcare providers to promote ‘gender-equal play’

New campaign urges childcare providers to promote ‘gender-equal play’

12 Dec 2018 Scotland

A new campaign has been launched in a bid to promote more “gender-equal play” in nurseries and childcare.The Care Inspectorate – the body which inspects registered childcare providers –...

Duchess visits children's hospital following announcement she will be its new patron

Duchess visits children's hospital following announcement she will be its new patron

12 Dec 2018 England

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met young patients at Evelina London Children's Hospital following the announcement the duchess was to become its new patron.William and Kate were gree...

New hotline for reporting child sexual exploitation launched in Scotland

New hotline for reporting child sexual exploitation launched in Scotland

11 Dec 2018 Scotland

A new hotline for reporting the sexual exploitation of children has been launched by Barnardo’s Scotland and Crimestoppers.The Nightwatch Hotline will enable people to anonymously pass ...

Teenager denies raping and murdering six-year-old Alesha MacPhail on Bute

Teenager denies raping and murdering six-year-old Alesha MacPhail on Bute

10 Dec 2018 Scotland

A teenager will go on trial next year charged with the rape and murder of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail on the Scottish island of Bute.The 16-year-old, who cannot be identified for legal...

Council social services apologise for 'poor standard of care' in two children's cases

Council social services apologise for 'poor standard of care' in two children's cases

09 Dec 2018 England

Council social services bosses have apologised after a High Court judge criticised their handling of two cases involving children.Mr Justice Keehan complained of "incompetence and seria...

Number of children needing treatment for tranquiliser addiction almost doubles

Number of children needing treatment for tranquiliser addiction almost doubles

07 Dec 2018 England

The number of children needing treatment for addiction to tranquilisers has almost doubled, figures show.In 2016, 161 children under the age of 18 accessed public treatment services for...

Family unit breakdown behind rise in mental health issues, says Dame Esther Rantzen

Family unit breakdown behind rise in mental health issues, says Dame Esther Rantzen

07 Dec 2018 England

The breakdown of traditional family units, with fewer grandparents, aunts and uncles around for children to talk to about their problems, is behind a surge in mental health issues among...

Helpline reports surge in calls from young people in Northern Ireland

Helpline reports surge in calls from young people in Northern Ireland

07 Dec 2018 Northern Ireland

There has been a surge of young people in Northern Ireland seeking help for dealing with anxiety, a helpline has said.The revelation comes in Childline's annual review, The Courage To T...

Judge condemns social worker for 'inadequate' report and 'woeful' oral evidence

Judge condemns social worker for 'inadequate' report and 'woeful' oral evidence

07 Dec 2018 England

A social worker appointed to represent the interests of two children at the centre of complex family court litigation has come under fire from a senior judge.Kailash Chudasama had acted...

Diversity project aims to recruit more minorities to work in Scottish nurseries

Diversity project aims to recruit more minorities to work in Scottish nurseries

06 Dec 2018 Scotland

A project to recruit more nursery staff from ethnic minorities has been launched by the Scottish Government.The £140,000 scheme aims to increase the diversity of the early learning and ...

Shelter estimates more than 130,000 children will be homeless this Christmas

Shelter estimates more than 130,000 children will be homeless this Christmas

05 Dec 2018 England

The UK's housing crisis will be "felt across a generation" as the latest figures reveal the scale of children living in homelessness, a charity has warned.Shelter urged the public to su...

Care for autistic children 'not good enough' as Government launch review into strategy

Care for autistic children 'not good enough' as Government launch review into strategy

05 Dec 2018 England

Care for autistic children is "not good enough", ministers have said, as they launched a review into the Government's autism strategy.Care Minister Caroline Dinenage (pictured) said tha...

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Guidance: Only one in 10 can identify the symptoms of dementia

Guidance: Only one in 10 can identify the symptoms of dementia

14 Dec 2018 Reports & Resources

Findings of a nationwide study conducted by social care start-up Cera Care have revealed that just one in ten Brits are able to spot the early symptoms of dementia. This is despite more...

Only one in five local authorities have enough elderly care to meet demand

Only one in five local authorities have enough elderly care to meet demand

13 Dec 2018 England

More than 4.3 million elderly people are at risk of being without care because of where they live, new research has suggested.Just one in five local areas in the UK report having enough...

Older people living alone 50% more likely to visit A&E departments and GP services

Older people living alone 50% more likely to visit A&E departments and GP services

13 Dec 2018 England

Older people are 50% more likely to visit A&E if they live alone than if they live with someone else, a study has found.One in five people aged 65 or older who live alone visit their GP...

Relative charged with murder of 79-year-old woman at nursing home

Relative charged with murder of 79-year-old woman at nursing home

12 Dec 2018 England

A man has been charged with the murder of a 79-year-old woman at a seaside nursing home.June Knight suffered fatal injuries at Langley Lodge Nursing Home in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, and...

Nursing home 'utterly shocked' as murder probe launched over woman's death

Nursing home 'utterly shocked' as murder probe launched over woman's death

12 Dec 2018 England

A seaside nursing home has said it is "utterly shocked" after the suspected murder of an elderly woman.The 79-year-old woman suffered fatal injuries at Langley Lodge Nursing Home in Wes...

Man arrested over suspected murder of elderly relative at Essex care home

Man arrested over suspected murder of elderly relative at Essex care home

11 Dec 2018 England

A man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of an elderly relative at a seaside care home in Essex, police said.The man, 52, was arrested at the scene after a woman in her 70s su...

Doing puzzles boosts brain in old age but won't protect against mental decline

Doing puzzles boosts brain in old age but won't protect against mental decline

11 Dec 2018 Scotland

Puzzles such as crosswords and sudoku do not counteract mental decline in old age but can provide a higher point from which decline begins, a study has found.Researchers found that, whi...

Hospital launches specialised emergency department set up for elderly patients

Hospital launches specialised emergency department set up for elderly patients

10 Dec 2018 England

A hospital has launched a specialised emergency department to provide dedicated care for elderly patients.The new frailty unit was set up at Southampton General Hospital to assess and p...

Activity programme to support elderly experiencing care hailed for improving quality of life

Activity programme to support elderly experiencing care hailed for improving quality of life

07 Dec 2018 Scotland

A campaign to support older people experiencing care to move more often has been hailed as a success by independent research.In 2016 the Care Inspectorate was commissioned by the Scotti...

Conferences announced for practitioners supporting victims of elderly abuse in Wales

Conferences announced for practitioners supporting victims of elderly abuse in Wales

07 Dec 2018 Wales

Two free conferences to help practitioners who work with or come into contact with older people who experience abuse are set to take place next February. The conferences aim to raise...

Thieves steal £2,000 Christmas funds from day care centre in East Lothian

Thieves steal £2,000 Christmas funds from day care centre in East Lothian

05 Dec 2018 Scotland

A safe containing funds for a Christmas lunch has been stolen from a care home by thieves using a wheelchair.Police said there was more than £2,000 of cash in the safe when it was taken...

Coroner rules pensioner's death after five-hour wait in ambulance 'not neglect'

Coroner rules pensioner's death after five-hour wait in ambulance 'not neglect'

05 Dec 2018 England

A coroner has ruled that an 88-year-old woman who died after a five-hour wait in an ambulance and two hours on a hospital trolley did not suffer from neglect and died of natural causes....

Call for high quality community care amid warning terminally ill 'stuck on hospital wards'

Call for high quality community care amid warning terminally ill 'stuck on hospital wards'

05 Dec 2018 England

A patient in their last year of life is admitted to hospital as an emergency case every 20 seconds, a charity has said.New analysis from the terminal illness charity Marie Curie suggest...

Chances of dying in hospital increases when nurses replaced with nursing assistants, new study

Chances of dying in hospital increases when nurses replaced with nursing assistants, new study

05 Dec 2018 England

The risk of dying in hospital increases when nurses are replaced with nursing assistants, according to a new study.The research authors from the University of Southampton suggest that p...

Government defeated over liberty safeguards for vulnerable detained in care system

Government defeated over liberty safeguards for vulnerable detained in care system

27 Nov 2018 England

The Government has suffered a further defeat at the hands of peers demanding strengthened safeguards for vulnerable people detained in care homes or hospitals.The House of Lords backed ...

Think tank warns of 350,000 shortage of social care workers by 2028

Think tank warns of 350,000 shortage of social care workers by 2028

26 Nov 2018 England

Low pay and poor working conditions have led to a "crisis" in the care sector, with employers struggling to recruit and retain the staff needed to meet rapidly rising demand, a new repo...

Man who admitted killing wife with dementia in 'act of mercy' walks free from court

Man who admitted killing wife with dementia in 'act of mercy' walks free from court

23 Nov 2018 England

An 84-year-old man who killed his dementia-suffering wife with an iron pole in an "act of mercy" has walked free from court.Lawrence Franks was unable to cope with the worsening conditi...

NHS issues reassurance over flu jabs and calls on elderly to get vaccinated

NHS issues reassurance over flu jabs and calls on elderly to get vaccinated

20 Nov 2018 England

Health officials have called on the elderly to get their flu jab as it sought to stem fears over a shortage of the vaccine.Last week concerns were raised that over 65s could be turned a...

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Judge says very sick 11-month-old girl should be allowed to die peacefully

Judge says very sick 11-month-old girl should be allowed to die peacefully

14 Dec 2018 England

A very sick 11-month-old girl who has spent her life in hospital should be allowed to die peacefully, a High Court judge has ruled.Mr Justice Hayden said doctors could stop providing "f...

'Misunderstanding' blamed for breast cancer screening error affecting 450,000 women

'Misunderstanding' blamed for breast cancer screening error affecting 450,000 women

14 Dec 2018 England

A review into a major blunder in the breast cancer screening programme which meant thousands of women were not invited to final screenings has found that the announcement was made follo...

‘Total incompetence’ led to payoff for outgoing health board boss being doubled

‘Total incompetence’ led to payoff for outgoing health board boss being doubled

14 Dec 2018 Scotland

A former NHS Tayside boss was given double the payoff she was entitled to because of the “total incompetence” of the assistant chief executive, MSPs have learned.A settlement payment of...

Older people living alone 50% more likely to visit A&E departments and GP services

Older people living alone 50% more likely to visit A&E departments and GP services

13 Dec 2018 England

Older people are 50% more likely to visit A&E if they live alone than if they live with someone else, a study has found.One in five people aged 65 or older who live alone visit their GP...

Cancer patients in Wales set to receive proton beam therapy on NHS

Cancer patients in Wales set to receive proton beam therapy on NHS

12 Dec 2018 Wales

Cancer patients in Wales are to begin receiving proton therapy treatment through the NHS after a treatment centre was granted permission by the country's health boards.The Rutherford Ca...

NHS boards could be losing out on hundreds of thousands of pounds, MSPs told

NHS boards could be losing out on hundreds of thousands of pounds, MSPs told

12 Dec 2018 Scotland

Health boards in Scotland are missing out on potentially hundreds of thousands of pounds by not claiming back money due for treating non-European citizens, a Holyrood committee has hear...

Duchess visits children's hospital following announcement she will be its new patron

Duchess visits children's hospital following announcement she will be its new patron

12 Dec 2018 England

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met young patients at Evelina London Children's Hospital following the announcement the duchess was to become its new patron.William and Kate were gree...

Two more healthcare workers arrested in hospital poisoning probe

Two more healthcare workers arrested in hospital poisoning probe

12 Dec 2018 England

Detectives investigating allegations of mistreatment and neglect of stroke victims at a hospital have arrested two more people.A man and a woman, described by Lancashire Police as healt...

Hospital launches specialised emergency department set up for elderly patients

Hospital launches specialised emergency department set up for elderly patients

10 Dec 2018 England

A hospital has launched a specialised emergency department to provide dedicated care for elderly patients.The new frailty unit was set up at Southampton General Hospital to assess and p...

Campaigners call for ambulance staff retirement age to be lowered

Campaigners call for ambulance staff retirement age to be lowered

10 Dec 2018 England

The Government is being urged to lower the retirement age for ambulance staff to 60 to bring them into line with other emergency services workers.A 250,000-name petition was handed to t...

Two elderly patients died after hospital ward attack by pensioner with walking stick

Two elderly patients died after hospital ward attack by pensioner with walking stick

10 Dec 2018 England

Two elderly patients died after they were attacked with a walking stick by another pensioner on a hospital ward, an inquest has heard.Ken Godward, 76, and Roger Lamb, 79, died after the...

Baby loss charities urge NHS to improve 'inconsistent' bereavement care

Baby loss charities urge NHS to improve 'inconsistent' bereavement care

10 Dec 2018 England

Baby loss charities are urging the NHS to improve "inconsistent and under-resourced" bereavement care for parents whose babies die shortly after they are born.A report by stillbirth and...

Scottish Government blocked from paying settled status fees to EU citizens

Scottish Government blocked from paying settled status fees to EU citizens

09 Dec 2018 Scotland

The UK Government will not allow Holyrood ministers to pay £65 settled status fees for European citizens who are working in Scotland’s public services, Nicola Sturgeon has said.The Firs...

New healthcare law to ensure safe staffing levels passes first hurdle

New healthcare law to ensure safe staffing levels passes first hurdle

07 Dec 2018 Scotland

The Health Secretary has committed to adding day-to-day assessments of staff needs into new legislation aimed at ensuring safe numbers of healthcare workers.Holyrood unanimously passed ...

Urgent action call as struggling NHS Tayside fails to hit 13 out of 20 national targets

Urgent action call as struggling NHS Tayside fails to hit 13 out of 20 national targets

07 Dec 2018 Scotland

Urgent action is needed to tackle the worsening performance and financial problems at NHS Tayside, according to Scotland’s public spending watchdog.Auditor general for Scotland Caroline...

New law to enshrine safe levels of health and care staff faces first Holyrood vote

New law to enshrine safe levels of health and care staff faces first Holyrood vote

06 Dec 2018 Scotland

Proposed new legislation to enshrine safe levels of health and care staff in law is expected to pass its first hurdle at Holyrood later.The Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Bill wa...

Major investment needed to improve care for mental health patients - report

Major investment needed to improve care for mental health patients - report

06 Dec 2018 England

Major new investment is needed to improve some of the most "dilapidated" estates in the NHS and provide more community care for the sickest and most vulnerable mental health patients, a...

Government to draw up new bill to support mental health patients in crisis

Government to draw up new bill to support mental health patients in crisis

06 Dec 2018 England

The Government will draw up new legislation to transform mental health care for patients in crisis and give them more control of their treatment.Following the publication of the indepen...

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Older people living alone 50% more likely to visit A&E departments and GP services

Older people living alone 50% more likely to visit A&E departments and GP services

13 Dec 2018 England

Older people are 50% more likely to visit A&E if they live alone than if they live with someone else, a study has found.One in five people aged 65 or older who live alone visit their GP...

LGBQ children as young as 10 more likely to suffer depressive symptons - study

LGBQ children as young as 10 more likely to suffer depressive symptons - study

12 Dec 2018 England

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and "questioning" children as young as 10 are more likely to suffer depressive symptoms and self-harm with suicidal intent, a study has revealed.Researchers found...

Doing puzzles boosts brain in old age but won't protect against mental decline

Doing puzzles boosts brain in old age but won't protect against mental decline

11 Dec 2018 Scotland

Puzzles such as crosswords and sudoku do not counteract mental decline in old age but can provide a higher point from which decline begins, a study has found.Researchers found that, whi...

Engage: 'Stiff upper lip' bad for mental health, Professor Green warns

Engage: 'Stiff upper lip' bad for mental health, Professor Green warns

10 Dec 2018 Engage

Professor Green has said the British stiff upper lip represses emotions that should be expressed for the sake of mental health, particularly in times of grief.The rapper has suffered se...

Family unit breakdown behind rise in mental health issues, says Dame Esther Rantzen

Family unit breakdown behind rise in mental health issues, says Dame Esther Rantzen

07 Dec 2018 England

The breakdown of traditional family units, with fewer grandparents, aunts and uncles around for children to talk to about their problems, is behind a surge in mental health issues among...

Helpline reports surge in calls from young people in Northern Ireland

Helpline reports surge in calls from young people in Northern Ireland

07 Dec 2018 Northern Ireland

There has been a surge of young people in Northern Ireland seeking help for dealing with anxiety, a helpline has said.The revelation comes in Childline's annual review, The Courage To T...

Mental health tribunals need more powers to care for people outside hospitals, says judge

Mental health tribunals need more powers to care for people outside hospitals, says judge

07 Dec 2018 England

A specialist judge involved in an independent review of mental health legislation has said tribunals need more powers to help people to be cared for outside hospitals.Anselm Eldergill, ...

Police office jailed over sexual relationship with vulnerable woman he met on duty

Police office jailed over sexual relationship with vulnerable woman he met on duty

07 Dec 2018 England

A police officer who left a colleague waiting outside as he had sex with a vulnerable woman he had met while on duty has been jailed for two years.Both on and off duty, Met Police offic...

Major investment needed to improve care for mental health patients - report

Major investment needed to improve care for mental health patients - report

06 Dec 2018 England

Major new investment is needed to improve some of the most "dilapidated" estates in the NHS and provide more community care for the sickest and most vulnerable mental health patients, a...

Government to draw up new bill to support mental health patients in crisis

Government to draw up new bill to support mental health patients in crisis

06 Dec 2018 England

The Government will draw up new legislation to transform mental health care for patients in crisis and give them more control of their treatment.Following the publication of the indepen...

560 people who took their own lives died within a week of leaving A&E

560 people who took their own lives died within a week of leaving A&E

05 Dec 2018 Scotland

One in five of the 1,540 people who attended A&E in the three months prior to taking their own lives died within two days of leaving hospital, new figures show.More than a quarter (30%)...

Over 200 young Scots waiting more than year for mental health treatment, figures show

Over 200 young Scots waiting more than year for mental health treatment, figures show

05 Dec 2018 Scotland

A total of 221 young Scots have been waiting more than a year for specialist help with mental health problems, new figures have shown.NHS statistics also disclosed there were 197 cases ...

Inspectors report 'significant concerns' as NHS trust rated inadequate for third time

Inspectors report 'significant concerns' as NHS trust rated inadequate for third time

28 Nov 2018 England

A mental health trust has been rated inadequate for a third time, with records of patients harming themselves while waiting to be seen.Health watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC) ...

Muslim convert 'felt justified' in assaulting Broadmoor hospital staff, inquest told

Muslim convert 'felt justified' in assaulting Broadmoor hospital staff, inquest told

28 Nov 2018 England

A Muslim convert terrorist felt "justified" in assaulting hospital staff over a ban on communal prayers, an inquest jury has heard.Nicky Reilly, 30, was said to be furious after bosses ...

Mental health nurse’s 150km challenge to fund therapeutic activities for patients

Mental health nurse’s 150km challenge to fund therapeutic activities for patients

27 Nov 2018 Wales

A Denbighshire nurse is putting his best feet forward in a bid to provide better support for the mental health patients in his care. Joe Lewis, who is based at Glan Clwyd Hospital’s Ab...

Police face 'intolerable burden' of tackling broken mental health system, Inspectorate warns

Police face 'intolerable burden' of tackling broken mental health system, Inspectorate warns

27 Nov 2018 England

Police have been left to pick up the pieces amid a national crisis in mental health care, a watchdog report has warned.Stretched forces are responding to tens of thousands of cases that...

Mental health trusts to probe 'red flag' deaths to prevent repeat of Connor Sparrowhawk failings

Mental health trusts to probe 'red flag' deaths to prevent repeat of Connor Sparrowhawk failings

27 Nov 2018 England

Mental health trusts are being asked to review deaths for "red flags" to improve patient treatment and prevent failings being repeated in light of the death of a teenager with learning ...

Maghaberry officers 'making renewed efforts to identify most vulnerable prisoners'

Maghaberry officers 'making renewed efforts to identify most vulnerable prisoners'

27 Nov 2018 Northern Ireland

Officers at Maghaberry Prison are making renewed efforts to identify the most vulnerable prisoners, the criminal justice inspector said.The high-security jail has a significant proporti...

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Judge backs child adoption after rejecting parents' miscarriage of justice claim

Judge backs child adoption after rejecting parents' miscarriage of justice claim

14 Dec 2018 England

A couple who complained about their child being taken from them and handed to adopters even though a cruelty prosecution had been abandoned were not the victims of a miscarriage of just...

High Court rejects bid from Poppi Worthington's father to remove details of sexual abuse

High Court rejects bid from Poppi Worthington's father to remove details of sexual abuse

14 Dec 2018 England

A High Court judge has rejected a bid by the father of Poppi Worthington to remove details of her sexual abuse and change the official record of her death, and instead ordered him to pa...

Judge says very sick 11-month-old girl should be allowed to die peacefully

Judge says very sick 11-month-old girl should be allowed to die peacefully

14 Dec 2018 England

A very sick 11-month-old girl who has spent her life in hospital should be allowed to die peacefully, a High Court judge has ruled.Mr Justice Hayden said doctors could stop providing "f...

Mother to go on trial accused of murdering four-year-old daugther

Mother to go on trial accused of murdering four-year-old daugther

14 Dec 2018 Wales

A mother is due to stand trial charged with the murder of her four-year-old daughter.Carly Ann Harris, 38, is accused of killing Amelia Brooke Harris following an incident at a property...

Landlord trio must pay £250,000 after cramming 31 tenants into four-bedroom house

Landlord trio must pay £250,000 after cramming 31 tenants into four-bedroom house

14 Dec 2018 England

A family of landlords has been ordered to pay almost £250,000 after "cramming" 31 tenants into a four-bedroom house, a council said.The tenants were forced to sleep in shifts as night w...

Windrush cancer patient loses High Court challenge against immigration policy

Windrush cancer patient loses High Court challenge against immigration policy

10 Dec 2018 England

A member of the Windrush Generation forced to pay for cancer treatment has lost a High Court challenge against a key part of the Government's "hostile environment" immigration policy.Th...

Bridgend school worker jailed for grooming and sexually abusing teenage girl

Bridgend school worker jailed for grooming and sexually abusing teenage girl

10 Dec 2018 Wales

A school information and communications technology (ICT) technician has been jailed for grooming and sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl.Alex Barnes, 22, pleaded guilty to five counts o...

Teenager denies raping and murdering six-year-old Alesha MacPhail on Bute

Teenager denies raping and murdering six-year-old Alesha MacPhail on Bute

10 Dec 2018 Scotland

A teenager will go on trial next year charged with the rape and murder of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail on the Scottish island of Bute.The 16-year-old, who cannot be identified for legal...

Council social services apologise for 'poor standard of care' in two children's cases

Council social services apologise for 'poor standard of care' in two children's cases

09 Dec 2018 England

Council social services bosses have apologised after a High Court judge criticised their handling of two cases involving children.Mr Justice Keehan complained of "incompetence and seria...

Mental health tribunals need more powers to care for people outside hospitals, says judge

Mental health tribunals need more powers to care for people outside hospitals, says judge

07 Dec 2018 England

A specialist judge involved in an independent review of mental health legislation has said tribunals need more powers to help people to be cared for outside hospitals.Anselm Eldergill, ...

Judge condemns social worker for 'inadequate' report and 'woeful' oral evidence

Judge condemns social worker for 'inadequate' report and 'woeful' oral evidence

07 Dec 2018 England

A social worker appointed to represent the interests of two children at the centre of complex family court litigation has come under fire from a senior judge.Kailash Chudasama had acted...

Woman appears in court charged with defrauding cancer charity out of £90,000

Woman appears in court charged with defrauding cancer charity out of £90,000

07 Dec 2018 England

A woman has appeared in court charged with defrauding a cancer charity out of more than £90,000.Patricia Robertshaw, 42, is accused of pretending to have certain qualifications while wo...

Ex-prison officer spared jail over relationship with inmate at young offenders' institution

Ex-prison officer spared jail over relationship with inmate at young offenders' institution

07 Dec 2018 England

A prison officer at a young offenders' institution who was caught having secret "trysts" in a cleaning cupboard with a 20-year-old inmate has been spared jail.Stacey Sutherland, 27, sai...

Police office jailed over sexual relationship with vulnerable woman he met on duty

Police office jailed over sexual relationship with vulnerable woman he met on duty

07 Dec 2018 England

A police officer who left a colleague waiting outside as he had sex with a vulnerable woman he had met while on duty has been jailed for two years.Both on and off duty, Met Police offic...

Case against man accused of sexually assaulting baby adjourned until new year

Case against man accused of sexually assaulting baby adjourned until new year

05 Dec 2018 Northern Ireland

The case against a man accused of sexually assaulting a weeks-old baby in Northern Ireland has been adjourned until January 2.The infant had been in intensive care in hospital.A 25-year...

Pharmacist sentenced to 30 years after murdering wife for £2 million life insurance payout

Pharmacist sentenced to 30 years after murdering wife for £2 million life insurance payout

05 Dec 2018 England

A gay pharmacist who mercilessly strangled his wife so he could start a new life in Australia with his boyfriend and a £2 million life insurance payout will serve at least 30 years of a...

Man who killed and hung bodies of three children outside their home to be released from prison

Man who killed and hung bodies of three children outside their home to be released from prison

04 Dec 2018 England

A man who killed three children before hanging their mutilated bodies on a fence outside their home has been cleared for release by the Parole Board.David McGreavy (pictured) killed Pau...

Sister of murdered midwife Samantha Eastwood haunted by false comfort killer gave family

Sister of murdered midwife Samantha Eastwood haunted by false comfort killer gave family

04 Dec 2018 England

The sister of a midwife brutally murdered by her lover has told the killer she was "haunted" by the false comfort he gave the family, hours after the death.Michael Stirling was stared d...


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Engage: 'Stiff upper lip' bad for mental health, Professor Green warns

10 December 2018 Engage

Engage: 'Stiff upper lip' bad for mental health, Professor Green warns

Professor Green has said the British stiff upper lip represses emotions that should be expressed for the sake of mental health, particularly in times of grief.The rapper has suffered serious personal losses from a young age and believes the wider nation's...

Engage: Mumford and Sons bassist creates exhibition to show loneliness of MS

03 December 2018 Engage

Engage: Mumford and Sons bassist creates exhibition to show loneliness of MS

Mumford and Sons bassist Ted Dwane has spoken of the loneliness of suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS) after being inspired to help create an exhibition on the subject by his mother, who has the condition.Research carried out by the MS Society has foun...

Engage: New narrative required to acknowledge impact of child poverty on abuse and neglect

21 November 2018 Engage

Engage: New narrative required to acknowledge impact of child poverty on abuse and neglect

After climate change, there is nothing more serious than poverty and there is clear evidence that it leads to higher levels of child abuse and neglect, said the University of Huddersfield’s Professor Brid Featherstone, speaking to a large gathering of soc...

Engage: Book chronicling struggles of NHS workforce wins big at national awards

21 November 2018 Engage

Engage: Book chronicling struggles of NHS workforce wins big at national awards

A book which chronicles the struggles of NHS staff and the politics surrounding the health service has been honoured at the National Book Awards.Comedian and former doctor Adam Kay (pictured) earned three awards at the ceremony, hosted by Zoe Ball, for hi...

Engage: How can we fix adult social care?

12 November 2018 Engage

Engage: How can we fix adult social care?

Most of us want to live interdependently – in lives full of friendship, love, purpose and meaning. We also want some independence – to make choices about our lives, and to be able to undertake the basic activities of daily living (dressing, washing, eatin...

Engage: New social work regulator to strive for a 'more clear and transparent service'

06 November 2018 Engage

Engage: New social work regulator to strive for a 'more clear and transparent service'

Social Work now has a new champion, albeit in the unlikely guise of the new industry regulator. As part of the 2017 Children’s and Social Work Act, the Government introduced a new regulatory body in the form of Social Work England (SWE). The new body ha...

Engage: Some care given was 'so bad that it would make you cry', outgoing CQC chief

06 November 2018 Engage

Engage: Some care given was 'so bad that it would make you cry', outgoing CQC chief

England's chief care inspector has warned of "shocking" failings over people in care homes.Andrea Sutcliffe, the Care Quality Commission's (CQC) chief inspector of adult social care, said some care services had put patients at risk of "harm and potentiall...

Engage: Millions underestimating cost of care by an average of £12,000 a year - Which?

31 October 2018 Engage

Engage: Millions underestimating cost of care by an average of £12,000 a year - Which?

Millions of people are underestimating the cost of paying for a care home by an average of £12,000 a year, a survey suggests. Which? found that 55% of people estimated a figure for the cost of a private nursing home place in their area that fell short of...

Engage: 'Unconsiderate' sex with partner can be worse than stranger rape - Germaine Greer

18 September 2018 Engage

Engage: 'Unconsiderate' sex with partner can be worse than stranger rape - Germaine Greer

Constant "unconsiderate" sex with a partner can be worse than rape by a stranger, feminist writer Germaine Greer has suggested. While rape by a stranger is "bloody bad luck", it does not necessarily force a woman to reassess her whole life in the way tha...

Engage: I was complicit in workplace harassment of young women - Trevor Phillips

18 September 2018 Engage

Engage: I was complicit in workplace harassment of young women - Trevor Phillips

Former politician and broadcaster Trevor Phillips has said he was "complicit" in workplace harassment of young women. The former chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, who has worked for the BBC, ITV, and Channel 4, said that such behaviou...

Engage: Some frontline staff wrongly believe flu jab can make them ill, nursing chief

12 September 2018 Engage

Engage: Some frontline staff wrongly believe flu jab can make them ill, nursing chief

Some NHS staff choose not to get the flu vaccine because they wrongly believe it could make them ill, England's top nurse has said. Professor Jane Cummings, chief nurse for England, said some "myths" persist around the vaccine, including among NHS worker...

Engage: Dame Kelly Homes describes 'heartbreak' at mother's death from blood cancer

04 September 2018 Engage

Engage: Dame Kelly Homes describes 'heartbreak' at mother's death from blood cancer

Olympic athlete Dame Kelly Holmes has described the "heartbreaking" experience of losing her mother to blood cancer as she campaigns to raise awareness of the disease. The double gold medal winner spoke out as it emerged that more than half of British ad...

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Webwatch: Huawei launch storytelling App for deaf children and their parents

04 December 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: Huawei launch storytelling App for deaf children and their parents

A new app that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help deaf children and their parents learn to read together has launched in the ...

Webwatch: 'Epidemic' of online child abuse up 700% in five years, Security Minister warns

04 December 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: 'Epidemic' of online child abuse up 700% in five years, Security Minister warns

An "epidemic" of online child abuse must be tackled with new data laws, Security Minister Ben Wallace has told MPs.He said there had...

Webwatch: Home Secretary welcomes prototype anti-grooming tool

15 November 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: Home Secretary welcomes prototype anti-grooming tool

Experts have devised an anti-grooming tool in a boost for Home Secretary Sajid Javid's drive to combat online child abuse.Engineers ...

Webwatch: Patient data concerns as Google absorbs Deepmind's health tech unit

14 November 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: Patient data concerns as Google absorbs Deepmind's health tech unit

Fresh concerns about patient data have been raised after Google announced plans to bring the health division of its DeepMind artific...

Webwatch: Children's Commissioner calls for transparency on data gathered from children

08 November 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: Children's Commissioner calls for transparency on data gathered from children

A report from the Children's Commissioner for England has called on internet firms and toy companies to be more transparent in what ...

Webwatch: Young more likely to go online for mental health support, poll suggests

02 November 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: Young more likely to go online for mental health support, poll suggests

Young people say they are more likely to turn to online platforms for mental health support than medical professionals, family or fr...

Webwatch: Law Commission call for tougher laws to tackle online abuse

01 November 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: Law Commission call for tougher laws to tackle online abuse

Tougher laws are needed to protect victims of online and social media-based abuse, a report by the Law Commission has said. The stu...

Webwatch: Concern over online availability of 'lethal combination' prescription drugs

31 October 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: Concern over online availability of 'lethal combination' prescription drugs

Anyone with a credit card can buy a "lethal combination" of drugs online, health inspectors have said as they called for the public ...

Education & Training

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Students use 'human vending machine' to highlight plight of victims of modern-day slavery

10 December 2018

Students use 'human vending machine' to highlight plight of victims of modern-day slavery

Students have been trapped in a human vending machine to highlight the plight of millions of people around the world who are victims of slavery.Hull University marked Human Rights Day by releasing the results of a YouGov poll which showed: ...

MRI scanners named among top health innovations by UK universities

06 December 2018

MRI scanners named among top health innovations by UK universities

MRI scanners, prosthetic breasts for cancer patients and improvements to hip replacements have been cited among the best innovations in health by universities in the UK.Health featured heavily on the University UK's (UUK) list of major brea...

Low take-up leads to call for changes to nursing degree apprenticeship scheme

06 December 2018

Low take-up leads to call for changes to nursing degree apprenticeship scheme

MPs have called for a shake-up of the nursing degree apprenticeships initiative after a low take-up.The Commons Education Committee said a more flexible system was needed to boost numbers.MPs expressed concern that just 30 people began trai...

Student nursing and midwifery places to reach record high in Scotland

27 November 2018

Student nursing and midwifery places to reach record high in Scotland

The number of student nursing and midwifery places will reach a record high in the next academic year in a bid to tackle staffing pressures in the NHS.Course spots available will rise to 4,006 in 2019/20, up more than 280 (7.6%) on the prev...

University completes largest ever study of psychological sex differences and autistic traits

15 November 2018

University completes largest ever study of psychological sex differences and autistic traits

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have completed the world’s largest ever study of typical sex differences and autistic traits. They tested and confirmed two long-standing psychological theories: the Empathising-Systemising th...

Exhibition highlights experience of people with learning impairments in work

15 November 2018

Exhibition highlights experience of people with learning impairments in work

An exhibition, running from 19 to 25 November, at Jubilee Library in Brighton will highlight the experience of people with a learning impairment in the workplace. Work[able] forms part of a PhD project being carried out a...

Award for series exploring impact of 4-years-olds on wellbeing of care home residents

15 November 2018

Award for series exploring impact of 4-years-olds on wellbeing of care home residents

CPL Production’s ‘Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds’, the charming Channel 4 TV series pairing old and young which involves Bath Professor Malcolm Johnson, has won Best Constructed Documentary Series at the 2018 Grierson Awards. Organised ...

Academics host exhibition on challenging stereotypes of Roma, Gypsy and Traveller people

15 November 2018

Academics host exhibition on challenging stereotypes of Roma, Gypsy and Traveller people

A new exhibition which challenges stereotypes of Roma, Gypsy and Traveller communities will take place in Portsmouth this month. The exhibition is part of a British Academy funded project looking at how to challenge common stereotypes and ...

Study finds health services must address multiple conditions in dementia care

12 November 2018

Study finds health services must address multiple conditions in dementia care

Most people living with dementia also have at least one other health condition, and health services need to adapt to optimise their health and quality of life, a new study concludes. In a study led by the University of Exeter, most peo...

Universities should work with partners to ensure student mental health support

31 October 2018

Universities should work with partners to ensure student mental health support

Universities should ensure they are working effectively with partners to support the mental health and wellbeing of students. The Office for Students (OfS) has said it is treating the issue as a priority as it is important to students. On...

University launches probe into sex worker support group's freshers' fair stall

01 October 2018

University launches probe into sex worker support group's freshers' fair stall

A university is launching an investigation after a sex workers' support group ran a stall offering help for students at its freshers' fairs. The decision to allow the Sex Workers' Outreach Project Sussex (Swop) to attend the University of ...

Queen's academic receives first US-UK Fulbright Scholarship in Social Work for over 50 years

13 September 2018

Queen's academic receives first US-UK Fulbright Scholarship in Social Work for over 50 years

An academic from Queen's University Belfast has been awarded the first UK Fulbright Scholarship award in the discipline of Social Work for over 50 years. Dr Joe Duffy, a Senior Lecturer in Social Work from the School of Social Sciences, Ed...

Universities issue new practical guidance in bid to prevent student suicide

07 September 2018

Universities issue new practical guidance in bid to prevent student suicide

New guidance has been issued to universities dedicated to the prevention of student suicide. It was launched in Sheffield at the Universities UK (UUK) annual conference where it was also announced that new guidance is being worked on for t...

Applications for 2019 Addictions Counselling degree open this week

06 September 2018

Applications for 2019 Addictions Counselling degree open this week

Applications to study the highly regarded Foundation degree (FdSc) in Addictions Counselling in September 2019 are now open. The degree is a franchised programme of the University of Bath, delivered by Action on Addiction for Addictions Tr...

University of the West of Scotland’s £110 million Lanarkshire campus opens to students

03 September 2018

University of the West of Scotland’s £110 million Lanarkshire campus opens to students

The University of the West of Scotland’s (UWS) new £110 million Lanarkshire campus has opened to students. The site has been completed in a two-year project and includes cutting-edge research facilities, an environmental chamber and virtua...

Quarter of student nurses dropping out of degrees before graduating

03 September 2018

Quarter of student nurses dropping out of degrees before graduating

One in four student nurses are dropping out of their degrees before graduation, figures show. Data obtained by nursing journal Nursing Standard and the charity the Health Foundation indicates that of 16,544 UK nursing students who began th...

Children's attitudes to supporting autistic peers improves through collaborative music

30 August 2018

Children's attitudes to supporting autistic peers improves through collaborative music

Collaborative music lessons in schools improve the attitudes of pupils towards their peers with autism, a new study in the journal Autism reports. Led by Anna Cook, PhD student at the University of Surrey, researchers found that the intera...

Global study suggests alcohol leading risk factor for death with no safe level of consumption

24 August 2018

Global study suggests alcohol leading risk factor for death with no safe level of consumption

Alcohol is a leading risk factor for death and disease worldwide, and is associated with nearly one in 10 deaths in people aged 15-49 years old, according to a new study involving researchers from the University of Sheffield. The Global Bu...

Therapy that helps people with dementia maintain lifestyles rolled out

24 August 2018

Therapy that helps people with dementia maintain lifestyles rolled out

A technique that helps people with dementia see satisfying progress in achieving everyday goals that help them live their lives is now being rolled out. The University of Exeter is leading a programme to train carers in goal-orientated cog...

Study exploring myths surrounding dementia successful in changing misconceptions

24 August 2018

Study exploring myths surrounding dementia successful in changing misconceptions

A pioneering workshop to educate university students on dementia awareness has been successful in changing misconceptions. The Dementia Detectives workshop was created by Dr Sahdia Parveen from the University of Bradford and was initially ...

University presents paper on digital storytelling in care homes at Las Vagas conference

16 August 2018

University presents paper on digital storytelling in care homes at Las Vagas conference

Professor David Frohlich, Director of the Digital World Research Centre at the University of Surrey presented a paper from the Time Matters project, at the Human-Computer Interaction International Conference. The paper entitled ‘Mo...

Interactive research event seeks to develop services for trafficked children

15 August 2018

Interactive research event seeks to develop services for trafficked children

Dr Alinka Gearon from the University of Bath has secured funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to run a seminar showcasing her research on child trafficking services. Dr Gearon (pictured) from the Department of...

Survey finds few students feel £9,000 university fees are good value for money

15 August 2018

Survey finds few students feel £9,000 university fees are good value for money

Few students at English and Welsh universities feel that their fees of £9,000 a year are good value for money, a survey has found. Just 13% of students questioned agreed that "the standard of education and the increased wages graduates ear...

Medical school apologises after systematic manipulation of exam results to exclude women

08 August 2018

Medical school apologises after systematic manipulation of exam results to exclude women

A Tokyo medical school has apologised after an internal investigation confirmed it systematically altered entrance exam scores to limit the number of female students. Tokyo Medical University manipulated all entrance exam results starting ...

University of Chichester to host conference exploring death, bereavement and learning disability

13 July 2018

University of Chichester to host conference exploring death, bereavement and learning disability

The loss of a loved one is a devastating life experience for anyone but for the 1.5 million people in the UK with a learning disability it is additionally bewildering, frightening, and upsetting. It is important that the wide range o...

Education partnership in Bradford aims to develop high-quality social work training

06 July 2018

Education partnership in Bradford aims to develop high-quality social work training

A new partnership has been launched to develop social work education in Bradford. The Bradford Teaching Partnership will see a collaboration between Bradford College, Bradford Council and the University of Bradford to provide high-quality ...

Stirling academic to help World Health Organisation promote personalised elderly care

05 July 2018

Stirling academic to help World Health Organisation promote personalised elderly care

A University of Stirling academic has been called upon to help the World Health Organisation (WHO) promote personalised care for older people in the Middle East and North Africa. Professor of Global Ageing Ian Philp (pictured) was one of t...

University of Wolverhampton signs new five-year courses partnership with care provider

28 June 2018

University of Wolverhampton signs new five-year courses partnership with care provider

A partnership offering specialist courses to healthcare staff has been signed between the University of Wolverhampton and Compton Care. The courses provide opportunities for healthcare professionals to further develop their knowledge and s...

New university-developed tool to help police identify victims of coercive control

28 June 2018

New university-developed tool to help police identify victims of coercive control

Merseyside Police is piloting a new learning tool developed by University of Liverpool that should help officers provide an improved service for victims of the complex new coercive control law. The tool could be used as a face-to-face tr...

Minister urges university leaders ensure student mental health is top priority

28 June 2018

Minister urges university leaders ensure student mental health is top priority

Universities should take the place of parents and ensure they offer good mental health support to students to stop them becoming overwhelmed and "falling between the cracks", a minister has said. Sam Gyimah has called on universities to do...

Concerns as new data shows rising levels of suicide among university students

25 June 2018

Concerns as new data shows rising levels of suicide among university students

Concerns have been raised about suicide among university students as new figures show rates are higher than they were a decade ago. Data released for the first time by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) also indicates significantly h...

Dumfries & Galloway social worker wins highest performing graduate award

20 June 2018

Dumfries & Galloway social worker wins highest performing graduate award

Laura McHarrie, a social worker with Dumfries and Galloway Council, has won the Andrew Cornwell Memorial Award for the highest performing graduate in The Open University’s social work programme in Scotland.  Laura (pictured, left) was ...

Universities study finds marriage could give protection against heart disease or strokes

19 June 2018

Universities study finds marriage could give protection against heart disease or strokes

Marriage may help to protect people against developing heart disease or having a stroke, according to research. Single, divorced, and widowed people are at a heightened risk of developing the health problems, a study involving universities...

Ground-breaking research to investigate benefits of music therapy on cognitive function

12 June 2018

Ground-breaking research to investigate benefits of music therapy on cognitive function

Researchers at Middlesex University (MDX) need healthy adults to participate in crucial research aiming to develop a novel test, which will be used in a study investigating whether music therapy sessions have beneficial effects in adults wh...

Survey finds students are shunning drugs and worry more about binge drinking

12 June 2018

Survey finds students are shunning drugs and worry more about binge drinking

Most students have not used drugs during their time at university and more think excessive alcohol consumption is a bigger issue, a new study suggests. The survey also found that a high proportion - 88% - believe drug use can cause long-te...

Edinburgh social work academics recognised in knowledge exchange competiton

07 June 2018

Edinburgh social work academics recognised in knowledge exchange competiton

University of Edinburgh social work PhD graduate, Dr Mary Mitchell and current PhD student, Ariane Critchley, have achieved success in the 2018 Research Impact and Knowledge Exchange Competition; awarded by the Scottish Graduate School of S...

Reports & Resources

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Guidance: Only one in 10 can identify the symptoms of dementia

14 December 2018 Reports & Resources

Guidance: Only one in 10 can identify the symptoms of dementia

Findings of a nationwide study conducted by social care start-up Cera Care have revealed that just one in ten Brits are able to spot the early symptom...

Consultation: Legislation to support victims and survivors of historical institutional abuse (NI)

22 November 2018 Reports & Resources

Consultation: Legislation to support victims and survivors of historical institutional abuse (NI)

The Executive Office in Northern Ireland is encouraging responses to a consultation on draft legislation intended to help the victims and survivors of...

Report: Still Waiting - Review of Children & Young People Mental Health Services in Northern Ireland

27 September 2018 Reports & Resources

Report: Still Waiting - Review of Children & Young People Mental Health Services in Northern Ireland

A major review of children’s and young people’s mental health in Northern Ireland has called for urgent reform of services and support. With concerns...

Report: Going To University From Care - Beyond The Headlines (CELCIS)

13 September 2018 Reports & Resources

Report: Going To University From Care - Beyond The Headlines (CELCIS)

CELCIS (the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland) has published a new briefing going behind the common headlines that indicate ...

New To Care

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South Wales mum becomes tutor after taking course to manage chronic pain condition

19 September 2018 New To Care

South Wales mum becomes tutor after taking course to manage chronic pain condition

A mum from Neath who went on a course to learn how to cope with chronic pain is now helping others - by becoming a tutor on the very same course. Angela F...

Care experienced student follows her dream to become a social worker

24 August 2018 New To Care

Care experienced student follows her dream to become a social worker

Inspirational Cheryl Thompson credits her time as a student at the University of Chester with changing her life – and now she plans to use her new-found co...

New BBC series will explore whether volunteers can take burden off NHS staff

30 July 2018 New To Care

New BBC series will explore whether volunteers can take burden off NHS staff

A new BBC Two show will follow young people volunteering in a hospital to find out if they can make a real change in the NHS. The four-part series - which...

New project helping people into work in the childcare sector in Wales

22 May 2018 New To Care

New project helping people into work in the childcare sector in Wales

A Welsh Government-funded project that gives people out of work the experience they need to start a career in the childcare sector has been praised by Chil...

Career Advice

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Cancer charity raises concerns over work pressures for patients

20 November 2018 Career Advice

Cancer charity raises concerns over work pressures for patients

A fifth of cancer patients are facing discrimination when they return to work after treatment, a poll suggests.Macmillan Cancer Support said that many...

Revealed: Top signs you might be for the chop and how to get back on track

12 November 2018 Career Advice

Revealed: Top signs you might be for the chop and how to get back on track

While being sacked is a real fear for many, over one in 10 (11.1%) care professionals admit that they’ve been fired from a previous role, with almost ...

Two thirds of care professionals believe their colleagues don’t work hard enough

18 September 2018 Career Advice

Two thirds of care professionals believe their colleagues don’t work hard enough

According to the latest research from leading job board, CV-Library, almost two thirds (63.9%) of care professionals believe their colleagues don’t wo...

Care professionals reveal job satisfaction far more important than salary

30 August 2018 Career Advice

Care professionals reveal job satisfaction far more important than salary

Over three times as many care professionals believe that enjoying their jobs (87.9%) is a better measure of career success, than having a high salary ...