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Spending on children’s services falls by £1bn in six years, says Labour

The Labour Party has claimed that local authority spending on children’s services is almost £1bn less than in 2012.

Published: 3rd April 2018

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OTs urged to use AHP Fitness for Work report after government gives the thumbs up

Occupational therapists are being urged to use the AHP Fitness for Work Advisory Report in their professional remits after the government has confirmed that it is admissible as evidence for Statutory Sick Pay.

Published: 2nd April 2018

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Memorandum on improving health and care through the home published

A shared commitment to joint action across government, health, social care and housing sectors in improving health and care through the home in England has been agreed by over 25 government bodies and organisations.

Published: 31st March 2018

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Ofsted rates Cafcass services as outstanding

Cafcass has been rated outstanding by Ofsted which praised the organisation for “listening to children, understanding their world and acting on their views”.

Published: 30th March 2018

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Ofsted rates Cafcass outstanding

Cafcass has been rated outstanding by Ofsted in its latest inspection report.

Published: 30th March 2018

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More than 3,000 young people experience peer on peer sexual abuse

More than 3,000 young people have received counselling sessions about being sexually assaulted by a peer.

Published: 29th March 2018

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How housing MOTs, helplines and grants reduce hospital admissions

Housing MOT’s have resulted in a reduction in hospital admissions for people having experienced falls, NHS England has said.

Published: 23rd March 2018

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Hospital admissions due to falls set to rise to 1,000 a day

Council leaders have urged more investment in falls prevention after the latest statistics reveal that the number of hospital admissions due to an older person falling is set to rise to nearly 1,000 a day by the end of the decade.

Published: 20th March 2018

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Government calls for evidence on educational outcomes of children in need

The government wants to hear from children’s social workers about what more can be done to improve the educational outcomes of children in need.

Published: 19th March 2018

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OTs can help Prison Service meet requirements of Care Act

The Prison Service can use occupational therapists to meet the requirements of the Care Act 2014, it has been claimed.

Published: 19th March 2018

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RCOT urges OTs to respond to workforce consultation

The Royal College of Occupational Therapists has urged professionals to respond to the draft health and care workforce strategy for England to 2027.

Published: 9th March 2018

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Delayed transfers of care fall year on year

The number of delayed transfers of care have increased between December 2017 and January 2018, but fallen year on year, the latest official statistics show.

Published: 8th March 2018

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Statutory guidance launched on promoting education of children in care

Virtual school heads have a “key role” to ensure looked-after children have the maximum opportunity to reach their full educational potential, official guidance has stated.

Published: 28th February 2018

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OT who failed to maintain adequate records asks to be removed from register

An occupational therapist who allegedly failed to maintain adequate records for numerous service users has been removed from the HCPC register after agreeing a Voluntary Removal Agreement.

Published: 28th February 2018

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OT sanctioned after consuming alcohol at work

An occupational therapist has received a conditions of practice order after he attended work while under the influence of alcohol and drank alcohol at work.

Published: 26th February 2018

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