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Delayed transfer of care days rise in July

The total number of delayed days of transfer of care rose by more than 4,000 between June 2019 and July 2019, official statistics have shown.

Published: 16th September 2019

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Physiotherapists call for end to sexual harassment in the workplace

One in 10 healthcare workers experience sexual harassment in the workplace, the TUC Congress has heard.

Published: 16th September 2019

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Tender launched for £20m fast track scheme for mental health social workers

A tender to run a fast-track programme to select and train high-calibre graduates with leadership potential in the field of adult mental health social work has been launched by the government.

Published: 13th September 2019

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Social worker convicted of theft and drink driving is suspended

A social worker convicted of both stealing from her employer and driving while under the influence of alcohol has been suspended from the social work register.

Published: 13th September 2019

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Physios should be part of team supporting women pregnant with twins or triplets

Physiotherapists should be part of a specialist team supporting women pregnant with twins or triplets during antenatal care, according to guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

Published: 11th September 2019

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People affected by suicide need tailored support

Providing support after a suspected suicide can reduce this risk, especially when tailored to the person’s needs, NICE has said.

Published: 10th September 2019

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Almost 250,000 children unhappy with life, report finds

Almost a quarter of a million children in the UK are unhappy with their lives as a whole, The Children's Society has warned.

Published: 30th August 2019

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Value of occupational therapists in social care revealed

Despite making up just 4% of the regulated workforce, occupational therapists address 35 – 45% of local authority referrals, a report has found.

Published: 28th August 2019

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Physio who placed his penis in service user's hand struck off

A physiotherapist who placed his penis in a service user's hand while she was experiencing treatment for back pain has been struck off the Health and Care Professions Council register.

Published: 28th August 2019

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Councils over spend on children's services by £880m

Local authorities were forced to overspend on their children’s social care budgets by almost £800 million last year in order to try and keep children safe, it has emerged.

Published: 28th August 2019

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Social worker convicted of indecent assault is struck off

A social worker convicted of indecent assault on a male has been struck off the social work register.

Published: 22nd August 2019

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Children raised in shipping containers due to shortage of temporary accommodation

Children are growing up in repurposed shipping containers, the children's commissioner for England has warned.

Published: 22nd August 2019

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Social worker convicted of indecent assault is struck off

A social worker convicted of indecent assault on a male has been struck off the social work register.

Published: 22nd August 2019

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Locum social worker struck off for inappropriate texts

A social worker who practised whilst subject to a HCPC Interim Suspension Order then sent inappropriate message to a service user has been struck off the social work register.

Published: 20th August 2019

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Social worker suspended for sexual misconduct

A social worker has been suspended from the Health and Care Professions Council register for sexual misconduct.

Published: 20th August 2019

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