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Social worker convicted of dishonesty is struck off

A social worker convicted of two counts of dishonesty has been struck off the Health and Care Professions Council register following several periods of suspension.

Published: 15th June 2018

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Children in care to receive mental health assessments

The government has announced £1m funding for mental health assessments of children entering care.

Published: 15th June 2018

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Councils reduced delayed transfer of care days

Councils have now reduced the average number of delayed transfers of care days attributed to social care since July 2017 by 33 per cent, the Local Government Association has said.

Published: 15th June 2018

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Social Work England announces new chief executive

The government has announced the new chief executive of Social Work England which will become the regulator of the social work profession.

Published: 5th June 2018

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20% rise in hospital readmissions

There has been a rise of almost 20% in patients being readmitted to hospital in an emergency within 30 days of discharge, research has revealed.

Published: 5th June 2018

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Social worker struck off following suspension for attending work under influence of alcohol

A social worker has been struck off the HCPC for misconduct including attending work while under the influence of alcohol.

Published: 31st May 2018

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Social worker struck off for inappropriate communication with service users

The Health and Care Professions Council has struck off a social worker who exchanged inappropriate personal communication with two service users.

Published: 30th May 2018

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Social workers spend 80% of time on admin

Social workers are spending almost 30 hours in their working week on a computer or carrying out paper-work, BASW has warned.

Published: 29th May 2018

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OTs should be increasingly used in mental health support

Occupational therapists should be routinely helping young people with mental health problems to achieve their full educational potential, according to a report by The Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

Published: 29th May 2018

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Social workers need training in transgender issues

Social workers should receive increased training in childhood gender dysphoria to prevent transgender people experiencing prejudice in the system, a report has warned.

Published: 28th May 2018

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Increase in mental health referrals from schools

There has been a huge rise in the number of schools referring children for mental health treatment, yet many young people fail to get the help and support they need.

Published: 15th May 2018

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Delayed Transfer of Care figures fall

The Local Government Association has praised the “hard work by councils to get people out of hospital in a timely and safe manner,” after the latest figures reveal a further fall in delayed transfer of care days.

Published: 11th May 2018

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27% of children wait more than 18 months for adoption

More than a quarter of children waiting to be adopted have been waiting for more than 18 months, according to figures released by the Adoption Leadership Board.

Published: 9th May 2018

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Children’s homes staff should be registered, says Inquiry

Staff working in children’s homes should be registered with a professional body, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has warned.

Published: 27th April 2018

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HCPC suspends social worker who failed to maintain adequate records

A social worker has been suspended from the Health and Care Professions Council register after failing to maintain adequate case files regarding a number of service users.

Published: 26th April 2018

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