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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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Health and care professionals should support unpaid carers

Health and social care professionals should help support unpaid carers, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has urged.

Published: 3rd August 2019

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Huge rise in number of older children entering care

There has been an "explosion" in the number of older children and teenagers going into care, the children's commissioner for England has warned.

Published: 1st August 2019

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Guide launched on how Allied Health Professionals can support care homes

Allied Health Professionals can support care homes with a wide range of issues that can lead to hospitalisation to reduce demand of those services, a report has suggested.

Published: 1st August 2019

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Delayed transfer of care days rise

Delayed transfer of care days rose in May to the highest levels since October last year, official statistics have revealed.

Published: 30th July 2019

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Social worker who breached professional boundaries is struck off

A social worker who breached professional boundaries with a service user by giving him his phone number and taking him on holiday to Turkey has been struck off the HCPC register.

Published: 26th July 2019

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OTs - time to renew your registration

Occupational therapists are due to renew their registration with the Health and Care Professions Council from next month.

Published: 23rd July 2019

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NICE guidelines on stroke will save an estimated £2 million

Implementing NICE guidelines on stroke care will cost around £18.6 million in 2023/24, although this will be offset by NHS and social care cost savings of around £16.2 million.

Published: 22nd July 2019

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New series of joint inspections on children's mental health announced

Ofsted is to carry out a series of joint inspections focusing on children and young people's mental health, it has emerged.

Published: 19th July 2019

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