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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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Social worker struck off for historic child abuse

A social worker convicted of historic child abuse offences has been struck off the social work register by the Health and Care Professions Council.

Published: 10th June 2019

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Childline has 16 calls a day about sexuality issues

Sixteen children a day call ChildLine about issues relating to sexuality and gender, the charity has revealed.

Published: 5th June 2019

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Three quarters of MPs believe there is a crisis in social care

Three quarters of MPs have said that there is a crisis in social care in England, according to a poll of MPs conducted by ComRes and commissioned by a coalition of national health organisations.

Published: 5th June 2019

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Report recommends occupational therapists are included on Shortage Occupation List

The Migration Advisory Service has recommended measures that would make it easier to recruit people from outside the European Economic Area to become occupational therapists.

Published: 4th June 2019

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Social worker struck off for falsely claiming more than £3000

The HCPC has struck off a social worker from the register after she gained more than £3,000 by falsely claiming to have worked hours that she hadn't.

Published: 3rd June 2019

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70 per cent rise in children placed in unregulated accommodation

More than 5,000 teenagers are livng in unregulated accommodation, it has emerged following a recent BBC Newsnight report.

Published: 3rd June 2019

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Over 50,000 people benefit from Personal Health Budgets to live independently

More than 50,000 people are benefitting from Personal Health Budgets which enable them to live more independent lives, NHS England has said.

Published: 29th May 2019

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Funding announced to help children on the edge of care

Government funding has been announced aimed at helping children on the edge of care to stay with their families.

Published: 25th May 2019

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Locum OT receives caution for submitting time sheets when she was on leave

A locum occupational therapist has received a caution from the HCPC for putting in time sheets for hours when she was on leave and falsifying her supervisor's signature.

Published: 21st May 2019

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ADASS: Delayed transfer of care figures show need to support people at home

The number of delayed transfer of care beds fell in March 2019 from the previous month, according to the latest figures.

Published: 15th May 2019

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Social worker who created false medical document to support sick leave is struck off

A social worker has been struck off the Health and Care Professions Council register after she created a letter claiming to be from a hospital regarding planned surgery to support a request for sickness leave.

Published: 14th May 2019

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New framework sets out vision for Allied Health Professionals

A new framework setting out the vision for the roles of Allied Health Professions in public health over the next five years has been launched.

Published: 14th May 2019

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Local authorities will have statutory duty to provide accommodation for domestic abuse survivors

Local authorities will be legally required to provide secure accommodation for survivors of domestic abuse and their children, under a package of measures unveiled by the prime minister.

Published: 13th May 2019



Local authorities miss opportunities to safeguard children

Local authorities are missing opportunities to safeguard children who go missing from home or care, according to research by The Children's Society.

Published: 5th May 2019

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