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Suicide statistics show mental health services need overhauling

The Local Government Association has warned that the latest suicide statistics show why a "root and branch overhaul of mental health services" is required.

Published: 5th September 2018

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Social worker struck off for misconduct

The Health and Care Professions Council has struck a social worker from the register for misconduct.

Published: 4th September 2018

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Social worker suspended for practising while not registered

A social worker has been suspended from the HCPC register after practising as a social worker for a period of time while unregistered.

Published: 4th September 2018

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Four fifths of MPs back increased funding on adult social care

Adult social care funding needs to be increased, according to more than four fifths of MPs, a survey has revealed.

Published: 3rd September 2018

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New exploitation unit announced

The government has announced a new unit to tackle the exploitation of young people.

Published: 31st August 2018

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Local authority spending on children's services rises by 4.3%

Spending on children's services rose by 4.3% in a year, according to government statistics.

Published: 28th August 2018

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OT cautioned for sex in service user's home

An occupational therapist has received a caution order for having sex with a colleague in a service user's home.

Published: 22nd August 2018

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Suspended social worker struck off

A social worker suspended from the HCPC register following her conviction for theft has been struck off the register at a review of the suspension.

Published: 14th August 2018

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Delayed transfer of care days reduced by councils and NHS

Delayed transfer of care days have been reduced further by councils and the NHS, the latest statistics for June 2018 show.

Published: 13th August 2018

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Suspended OT who failed to engage with HCPC is struck off

The HCPC has struck off a suspended occupational therapist from the register after she failed to engage with the regulator.

Published: 13th August 2018

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BASW urges clarification on pay

BASW has urged the government to clarify its position on pay rises for social workers following its announcement on pay increases for public sector workers.

Published: 31st July 2018

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One million children let down by inadequate mental health plans

More than a million children who have been abused or neglected are being let down by local mental health plans, according to the NSPCC.

Published: 31st July 2018

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RCOT highlights clarification over NHS pay deal

The Royal College of Occupational Therapists has highlighted UNISON’s clarification on the recent pay deal.

Published: 31st July 2018

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Government strengthens safeguarding training for early years’ workers

Child protection training for early years’ workers will be strengthened, the government has announced.

Published: 30th July 2018

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Locum social worker convicted of fraud is struck off

The Health and Care Professions Council has struck off a locum social worker who has been convicted of fraud.

Published: 30th July 2018

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