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Social workers experience "chronically poor" working conditions

Working conditions for social workers are "chronically poor", according to research by Bath Spa University.

Published: 2nd November 2018

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Locum OT who crossed professional boundaries has suspension extended

A locum occupational therapist who crossed professional boundaries with a service user has had his suspension extended.

Published: 29th October 2018

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Number of children in need increases

There has been an increase in the number of children in need, according to Department for Education figures.

Published: 29th October 2018

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Delayed transfer figures show pressure on social care

The pressure that the social care system is under is clearly evident in the latest delayed transfer of care figures, adult social care leaders have warned.

Published: 26th October 2018

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Health professionals urge social care funding

The government has been urged to deliver a long-term investment in adult social care and public health services and workforce by a coalition of royal colleges and health faculties.

Published: 26th October 2018

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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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