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1.4m older people have unmet care needs

The number of older people missing out on care and support has risen by almost 20 per cent in two years, according to Age UK.

Published: 9th July 2018

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ADCS president: Not enough money in children’s social care system

There is simply not enough money in the children’s social care system, the president of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services has warned.

Published: 6th July 2018

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Tens of thousands of children let down by cuts

Thousands of children in England are being referred to children’s services repeatedly before action is taken due to cuts to services, Action for Children has warned.

Published: 3rd July 2018

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Local authorities spending on children’s services up by £542m

Spending on children’s services is set to increase by £542 million in 2018-19, official statistics have revealed.

Published: 3rd July 2018

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Parents in Armed Forces should not be deployed simultaneously

Children with parents in the Armed Forces can experience a “tough” lifestyle with multiple school moves, anxiety and complex emotional responses to their parents’ deployment, the children’s commissioner for England has warned.

Published: 2nd July 2018

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Barnardo's sees rise in victims of CSE and criminal exploitation

Barnardo’s has warned of an increase in the number of children being sexually or criminally exploited.

Published: 27th June 2018

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Positive start at Children’s Trust

A “positive start” has been made to improve services for children and young people in Sandwell as they have embarked upon their improvement programme.

 

Published: 25th June 2018

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NHS funding announced but social care misses out

The government has announced increased funding for the NHS to coincide with its 70th birthday.

Published: 20th June 2018

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Over 180 children placed on child protection plans every day

More than 180 children are placed on child protection plans every day, according to figures analysed by the Local Government Association.

Published: 20th June 2018

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People at risk of PTSD should have therapy within a month

People who have experienced a traumatic event should have access to therapy within one month in a bid to reduce the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder, NICE has said.

Published: 20th June 2018

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Social worker convicted of dishonesty is struck off

A social worker convicted of two counts of dishonesty has been struck off the Health and Care Professions Council register following several periods of suspension.

Published: 15th June 2018

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Children in care to receive mental health assessments

The government has announced £1m funding for mental health assessments of children entering care.

Published: 15th June 2018

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Councils reduced delayed transfer of care days

Councils have now reduced the average number of delayed transfers of care days attributed to social care since July 2017 by 33 per cent, the Local Government Association has said.

Published: 15th June 2018

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Social Work England announces new chief executive

The government has announced the new chief executive of Social Work England which will become the regulator of the social work profession.

Published: 5th June 2018

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20% rise in hospital readmissions

There has been a rise of almost 20% in patients being readmitted to hospital in an emergency within 30 days of discharge, research has revealed.

Published: 5th June 2018

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