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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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Plans announced to reduce delayed discharge

Health staff are being encouraged to get patients out of hospital beds earlier as part of the NHS Long Term Plan.

Published: 12th 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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Physio obtained £58,000 fraudulently

A physiotherapist who fraudulently obtained more than £58,000 has been struck off the Health and Care Professions Council register.

Published: 5th August 2019

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