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Over the last year, the number of local Healthwatch citing improvements to home care services as a priority for their community has doubled. Our new report explains what people have told Healthwatch about their experience of home care. Across England there are more than 5,500 home care providers, collectively helping…
Research released by Women's Aid and Cafcass finds that 62% of applications to the family court about where a child should live or spend time feature allegations of domestic abuse. The research highlights the significant impact on children who experience domestic abuse, with those in the sample exhibiting a range…
What happens to children who are referred for help, but don’t meet the threshold for support? When things are bad, but not quite bad enough? A lot of work has gone into encouraging people to contact children’s services when they are worried about a child, and it's good news that…
New research for the Children’s Commissioner for England, by the National Children’s Bureau and Research in Practice, has found recent sources of evidence reflecting the voice of children in care and care leavers, providing new insight into young people’s experience of the care system. The report identifies over 280 sources…
This survey of organisations providing specialist palliative care services to care homes highlights the good work they do and identifies the key challenges they face. The report, commissioned by Public Health England, undertaken by the Marie Curie Research Centre at Cardiff University, with input from the National Council for Palliative…
The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has published details of the complaints it has received about all local councils in England in 2016-17. The Ombudsman investigates complaints about all local authorities and social care providers in England. Every year it publishes the information it sends to councils to help…
The 'UK Social Workers - Working Conditions and Wellbeing' report, by Dr Jermaine M Ravalier of Bath Spa University, explores working conditions & wellbeing of social workers and found stress at work is a significant issue for employees.Stress has been shown to be related to negative health complaints such as…
Research in Practice has published an open access report in partnership with the National Children’s Bureau, which examines the needs of the children’s workforce in relation to working with children and young people who are displaying Harmful Sexual Behaviour (HSB). This is the seventh research project undertaken by the Local…
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have presented the latest findings from their inspection programme of adult social care. 'The State Of Adult Social Care Services 2014 to 2017' is the first time such focused analysis on a national scale has been possible, following the introduction of a new regulatory regime…
The final report by the Panel of the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry into the abuse of children in the Island's care system over many years was handed to the States of Jersey on Monday, 3 July, 2017. The 15 Terms of Reference dealt with the years from 1945 until the…
Progress has been made on improving the way communities are kept safe and protected from risks posed by registered sex offenders, inspectors have said in a report published today. Inspectors said good progress had been made in protecting young people from online exploitation by raising awareness of the dangers of…
‘A trade in people’ with learning disabilities and/or autism has been uncovered by a partnership of activists, families and Lancaster University academics. The new report from the University’s Centre for Disability Research (CeDR) found that last year £477 million was forecast to be spent on keeping just 2,500 people with…
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