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Health visitors fear child tragedy

More than 40 per cent of health visitors have warned that they are so over stretched that they fear a child tragedy.

Published: 10th December 2018

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Government commits to new Mental Health Bill

A new Mental Health Bill is set to be introduced by the government following  the final report from the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983.

Published: 10th December 2018

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Funding announced to help families affected by alcohol abuse

Public Health England is allocating £10.5 million to improve services for people affected by alcohol abuse and their families.

Published: 10th December 2018

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DfE urges local authorities to promote educational outcomes for vulnerable children

Senior leaders in local authorities have been urged by the Department for Education to promote educational outcomes as an important progress measure for Children in Need.

Published: 10th December 2018

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Boarding school scheme for children in care expanded

Children in care could receive scholarships from independent schools under new proposals between councils and schools.

Published: 5th December 2018

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Expectant fathers to receive mental health checks

Mental health checks are to be offered to new fathers in a bid to support families, under plans announced by NHS England.

Published: 4th December 2018

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All children are at risk of criminal exploitation

Agencies should not underestimate the risk of criminal exploitation in their areas, a joint thematic report has warned.

Published: 25th November 2018

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Just a third of children referred to CAMHS access treatment within year

There is still a vast gap between what is provided for children suffering from mental health problems and what is needed to treat them, the children's comissioner for England has warned.

Published: 23rd November 2018

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Number of looked after children rises

The number of children in care has risen by 4 per cent in the last year, Department for Education figures reveal.

Published: 22nd November 2018

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RCOT calls for action on recruitment shortages in occupational therapy

The Royal College of Occupational Therapists is urging action on the recruitment of occupational therapists.

Published: 19th November 2018

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CQC to explore use of technology in care

The use of technology in care will be the focus of a new resource on the Care Quality Commission's website.

Published: 19th November 2018

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CQC warns of disruption to allied healthcare services

The Care Quality Commission has written to 84 local authorities warning of a potential disruption to allied healthcare services.

Published: 16th November 2018

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Inquiry launched into funding of children's services

A committee of MPs is set to consider how financial support for children’s services can be made more sustainable in the short and long term.

Published: 12th November 2018

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Social workers start 1,000 new cases every day

Social workers are taking on more than 1,000 new children's cases each day placing children's services under immense pressure, the Local Government Association has warned.

Published: 12th November 2018

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Social worker suspended following conviction for drink driving

A social worker has been suspended from the HCPC register after failing a road-side breath test for alcohol consumption.

Published: 12th November 2018

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