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Government launches consultation on extending personal budgets

A consultation which proposes extending the group of people who could benefit from personal health and integrated personal budgets has been launched by the government.

Published: 23rd April 2018

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Funding announced to help children of alcohol dependant parents

The government has announced plans to help the estimated 200,000 children in England who are living with alcohol-dependent parents.

Published: 23rd April 2018

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OT struck off after accessing medical records of colleagues

An occupational therapists has been struck off the HCPC register after he accessed the confidential medical records of his colleagues.

Published: 20th April 2018

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Facebook owned apps used in 50% of online grooming cases

The NSPCC has urged the government to introduce mandatory safeguarding rules which protect children online after it emerged that more than 50% of grooming cases involved Facebook-owned apps.

Published: 16th April 2018

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Social worker drove service user while drunk

A social worker who drove a car to help a service users move house while under the influence of alcohol has been suspended from the HCPC register for 12 months.

Published: 12th April 2018

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Care applications slow down

The number of care applications made to the courts annually has decreased for the first time in several years, figures show.

Published: 12th April 2018

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Delayed transfer of care beds up slightly

The number of delayed transfers of care beds has increased slightly in February, according to the latest statistics available from NHS England.

Published: 12th April 2018

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OT suspended following drink driving conviction

An occupational therapist, convicted of drink driving, has been suspended from the HCPC register for six months.

Published: 4th April 2018

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Social worker who showed parents child abuse footage is struck off

The HCPC has struck off a social worker who showed parents she was working with an inappropriate video of a child being abused.

Published: 3rd April 2018

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Spending on children’s services falls by £1bn in six years, says Labour

The Labour Party has claimed that local authority spending on children’s services is almost £1bn less than in 2012.

Published: 3rd April 2018

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OTs urged to use AHP Fitness for Work report after government gives the thumbs up

Occupational therapists are being urged to use the AHP Fitness for Work Advisory Report in their professional remits after the government has confirmed that it is admissible as evidence for Statutory Sick Pay.

Published: 2nd April 2018

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Memorandum on improving health and care through the home published

A shared commitment to joint action across government, health, social care and housing sectors in improving health and care through the home in England has been agreed by over 25 government bodies and organisations.

Published: 31st March 2018

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Ofsted rates Cafcass services as outstanding

Cafcass has been rated outstanding by Ofsted which praised the organisation for “listening to children, understanding their world and acting on their views”.

Published: 30th March 2018

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Ofsted rates Cafcass outstanding

Cafcass has been rated outstanding by Ofsted in its latest inspection report.

Published: 30th March 2018

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More than 3,000 young people experience peer on peer sexual abuse

More than 3,000 young people have received counselling sessions about being sexually assaulted by a peer.

Published: 29th March 2018

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