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Add a Twibbon to support Occupational Therapy Week

Occupational therapists are being urged to place a Twibbon on their social media profiles to show support for Occupational Therapy Week.

Published: 30th October 2017

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LGA urges former social workers to return to profession

The Local Government Association is seeking former social workers who are considering a return to the profession under their Return to Social Work Programme.

Published: 23rd October 2017

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BASW hits out at Eastenders’ portrayal of social worker

BBC producers have been urged to portray “more accurate, and more positive, depictions of social workers and social work”.

Published: 23rd October 2017

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HCPC suspends social worker convicted of benefit fraud

A social worker convicted of benefit fraud has been suspended from the HCPC register.

Published: 21st October 2017

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Calls to ChildLine about suicide rises by 15%

Childline carried out an average of 62 counselling sessions a day on the issue of suicidal feelings, according to the helpline’s annual review.

Published: 18th October 2017

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Men needed for child protection roles

Men are being targeted to become social workers in a recruitment campaign launched by Frontline.

Published: 17th October 2017

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NICE publishes guidelines on intermediate care

Occupational therapists should encourage people to be independent following a hospital stay or difficult time at home.

Published: 16th October 2017

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£20m fund for children’s services launched

The government has launched a £20 million programme to help improve children’s services

Published: 14th October 2017

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Children’s services should not be ‘blue light’ service

Children’s service should not be a ‘blue light’ service, the Association of Directors of Children’s Services has warned.

Published: 13th October 2017

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Children’s services leaders urge cash injection

Children’s services leaders have urged a cash injection into services for vulnerable young people after it has emerged that 90 children a day are going into care.

Published: 13th October 2017

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Suspended OT admits she ‘played the victim’

An occupational therapist currently suspended from the register has admitted she ‘played the victim’ during her employment and has asked the HCPC to give her the opportunity to prove her worth.

Published: 12th October 2017

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Action urged to ensure children in custody are safe

The government is being urged to publish a clear action plan to improve conditions in youth custody.

Published: 10th October 2017

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Rise in number of babies taken into care

The number of babies being taken into care is increasing, figures have shown.

Published: 10th October 2017

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Social worker who abused her position of trust is struck off

A social worker has been struck off the Health and Care Professions Council social work register for an abuse of trust.

Published: 9th October 2017

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Review of mental health legislation announced

The prime minister has launched an independent review of mental health legislation following concerns over detention rates.

Published: 6th October 2017

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