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Suspended social worker struck off

A social worker suspended from the HCPC register following her conviction for theft has been struck off the register at a review of the suspension.

Published: 14th August 2018

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Delayed transfer of care days reduced by councils and NHS

Delayed transfer of care days have been reduced further by councils and the NHS, the latest statistics for June 2018 show.

Published: 13th August 2018

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Suspended OT who failed to engage with HCPC is struck off

The HCPC has struck off a suspended occupational therapist from the register after she failed to engage with the regulator.

Published: 13th August 2018

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BASW urges clarification on pay

BASW has urged the government to clarify its position on pay rises for social workers following its announcement on pay increases for public sector workers.

Published: 31st July 2018

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One million children let down by inadequate mental health plans

More than a million children who have been abused or neglected are being let down by local mental health plans, according to the NSPCC.

Published: 31st July 2018

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RCOT highlights clarification over NHS pay deal

The Royal College of Occupational Therapists has highlighted UNISON’s clarification on the recent pay deal.

Published: 31st July 2018

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Government strengthens safeguarding training for early years’ workers

Child protection training for early years’ workers will be strengthened, the government has announced.

Published: 30th July 2018

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Locum social worker convicted of fraud is struck off

The Health and Care Professions Council has struck off a locum social worker who has been convicted of fraud.

Published: 30th July 2018

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Porn-addicted social worker struck off register

A social worker who admitted he was addicted to pornography has been struck off the HCPC register following a conviction for making indecent photographs of children.

Published: 24th July 2018

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OT struck off following conviction for theft

An occupational therapist has been struck off the Health and Care Professions Council register on the grounds of conviction.

Published: 23rd July 2018

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Locum social worker struck off following deception

A locum social worker has been struck off the HCPC register after amending or allowing someone else to amend an employer reference.

Published: 16th July 2018

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Further reduction in delayed transfer of care days

There has been further reductions in the number of delayed transfers of care, NHS figures have shown.

Published: 16th July 2018

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NQSW struck off after using work cars for personal use

A newly qualified social worker who used her employer’s car account for her personal use and was suspended from the HCPC register for her actions has now been struck off.

Published: 12th July 2018

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Flexibility required around transition from CAMHS to AMS

The way mental health services are configured does not always support the best transition from child to adult mental health services, a report has warned.

Published: 11th July 2018

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Male victims of CSE miss out on vital support

Boys who have been sexually exploited are missing out on support as professionals do not see them as victims, new Home-Office funded research has found.

Published: 11th July 2018

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