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DfE to award £3.5m for delivery of accreditation of social workers

The Department for Education is seeking to award £3.5m to a contractor to deliver the accreditation of social workers.

Published: 22nd August 2017

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Social worker cautioned for theft is suspended by HCPC

The Health and Care Professions Council has suspended a social worker who received a caution for theft.

Published: 22nd August 2017

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OT suspension for lack of competence extended

The HCPC has extended the suspension of an occupational therapist originally suspended from the HCPC register for a lack of competence.

Published: 21st August 2017

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People taking anti-depressants need better information on side effects

People taking anti-depressants are ill-informed about their side effects, a mental health charity has warned.

Published: 21st August 2017

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Social worker who provided false reference to agency is suspended

The Health and Care Professions Council has suspended a social worker for dishonesty after he provided a false reference to a recruitment agency.

Published: 14th August 2017

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Children risk prolonged periods of neglect due to high care thresholds

Children are being referred to social services yet missing out on vital support because thresholds are so high, Action for Children has warned

Published: 14th August 2017

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OT’s – it’s time to renew your registration

The Health and Care Professions Council has announced that the registration renewal slot for occupational therapists is now open.

Published: 6th August 2017

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CPD for Occupational Therapists

The Royal College of Occupational Therapists has released a film outlining what occupational therapists should be doing with regards to CPD.

Published: 6th August 2017

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NQSW struck off for breaching professional boundaries with teenage service users

A social worker has been struck off the HCPC register for misconduct after breaching professional boundaries.

Published: 31st July 2017

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Domestic abuse allegations in two thirds of contact cases

Domestic violence is alleged in almost two thirds of child contact cases, according to research by Cafcass and Women’s Aid.

Published: 28th July 2017

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Social worker struck off after making false financial claims

A social worker who made a number of false claims for section 17 payments has been struck off the HCPC register.

Published: 26th July 2017

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OT has suspension from HCPC extended

An occupational therapist has had his suspension from the register extended after failing to engage with the regulator.

Published: 24th July 2017

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Social worker caseloads impacts on re-referral rates

High caseloads for social workers can impact on the likelihood of children being re-referred to children’s services, a Department for Education study has found.

Published: 22nd July 2017

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Increase in life expectancy rates slow down as dementia and austerity measures kick in

Age UK has urged the government to review how health and social care is funded after a study found that England's average life expectancy rates are slowing dramatically.

Published: 20th July 2017

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Locum convicted of drugs offences is struck off

A locum social worker who allowed her property to become a “drugs factory” has been struck off the HCPC register following drugs-related convictions.

Published: 17th July 2017

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