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More than 15,000 babies at risk

There are more than 15,000 babies under the age of one considered by local authorities to be vulnerable and at risk of harm but who are still living at home, a report has warned.

Published: 19th October 2018

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OT struck off after concealing reason for leaving previous employment

An occupational therapist has been struck from the Health and Care Professions Council register after he failed to inform his employer that he had left his previous employment for gross neglect.

Published: 15th October 2018

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Annual review of children's mental health announced

The government is set to review children's mental health annually, the prime minister has announced.

Published: 11th October 2018

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Locum social worker struck off for abuse of her position

A locum social worker has been struck off for an abuse of her positions of power and trust.

Published: 10th October 2018

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Duration of care proceedings rises to 30 weeks

The time it takes for care proceedings to be completed has increased to 30 weeks, Ministry of Justice figures show.

Published: 5th October 2018

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Effects of social media on mental health to be explored

A review of the impact of excessive social media use on children's mental health is to be reviewed by the chief medical officer, it has been announced.

Published: 3rd October 2018

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Spending on children's services to rise by 5.5%

Local authorities' planned expenditure for children's services in 2018-19 is growing at a faster rate than planned spending on schools.

Published: 1st October 2018

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NQSW struck off for fraud

A newly qualified social worker convicted of fraud has been struck off the Health and Care Professions Council register.

Published: 1st October 2018

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Teachers lack training to support children in care

Almost 90% of teachers have heard a collegue make "a negative generalisation" about looked after children, according to a new study.

Published: 1st October 2018

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Increase in early intervention services desperately needed

Children's services professionals are urging more early intervention and preventative services, according to a YouGov poll for Barnardo's.

Published: 27th September 2018

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Centre to tackle county line crime unveiled

The government has announced a new National County Lines Coordination Centre to strengthen the UK's response to county lines drug crime.

Published: 27th September 2018

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Social worker struck off after accessing service user record with no professional reason to do so

A social worker who accessed the records of a service user when she had no professional reason for doing so has been struck off the register following two periods of suspension.

 

Published: 19th September 2018

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Specialist occupational therapists sought as experts

Occupational therapists who specialise in the areas of dementia, mental health, children and adolescents and rehabilitation are being sought by the Council of Occupational Therapists in European Countries.

Published: 19th September 2018

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Health visitors should take the lead with perinatal mental health

Health visitors are ideally placed to take the lead on perinatal and infant mental health, The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) has said.

Published: 13th September 2018

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Social worker struck off after falsely claiming she had met child for assessment

The Health and Care Professions Council has struck a social worker from the register following allegations of dishonesty.

Published: 12th September 2018

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