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Schools and colleges to be offered mental health training

Up to 22,000 schools and colleges are to be offered mental health training as part of a £9.3 million programme funded by the government.

Published: 16th July 2019

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Children's homes call police 200 times in a year

Police forces were called out 23,000 times to children's homes in 2018, the Howard League for Penal Reform has warned.

Published: 12th July 2019

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County lines 'no longer a fringe issue'

Seven and eight year old children are being targeted for county lines, a report has warned.

Published: 11th July 2019

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Locum social worker who smelt of alcohol at work is struck off

A locum social worker has been struck off the Health and Care Professions Council register after she smelt of alcohol at work.

Published: 9th July 2019

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New regulator for social workers from December

The new regulator of the social work profession will take over from the Health and Care Profession Council in December, it has been announced.

Published: 8th July 2019

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Equipment in care homes should be based on need, not resources

The provision of equipment in a care home should be the result of residents' needs and not funding restrictions, a report has warned.

Published: 5th July 2019

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New PM must publish adult social care green paper says LGA

Council leaders have urged the new prime minister to publish the delayed green paper on adult social care before Parliament goes into recess in September.

Published: 3rd July 2019

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LGA warns of children's mental health crisis

Councils are struggling to cope with a surge in cases of children with mental health problems, the Local Government Association has warned.

Published: 2nd July 2019

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Social worker who failed to repay £52,000 loan is struck off

A social worker has been struck off the register for dishonesty after borrowing £52,000 from Person A which she did not repay.

Published: 1st July 2019

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Delayed transfer of care days attributable to social care fall

The number of delayed transfer of care days has decreased between March and April 2019, the latest figures confirm.

Published: 1st July 2019

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Children's services budget up 6.2% for 2019-2020

Children’s services have budgeted £9.1 billion in 2019-20, according to a Local Government Finance Statistical Release.

Published: 28th June 2019

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OT who submitted inaccurate report has suspension extended

An occupational therapist suspended from the register for producing an inaccurate and misleading report has had her suspension from the HCPC register extended.

Published: 23rd June 2019

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Social workers threaten to leave profession as cuts take their toll

Public sector union UNISON is calling on the government to invest in local government after the toll of cuts on social workers has been revealed.

 

Published: 20th June 2019

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Speedier response to adaptations launched

The Royal College of Occupational therapists has launched a new guide, ‘Adaptations without delay’ in a bid to speed up the process of delivering adaptations to people’s homes.

Published: 18th June 2019

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Call for evidence on regulation of children's home workforce

The Department for Education has made a call for evidence about whether the children's home workforce should be regulated.

Published: 11th June 2019

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