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Ministers urged to act to prevent the collapse of care providers over HMRC back-pay bill

21 July 2017 England

Ministers urged to act to prevent the collapse of care providers over HMRC back-pay bill

Ministers have been warned the clock is ticking for them to prevent the collapse of care providers for people with learning disabilities. Mencap said the Government had until August 15 to halt HM Revenue and Customs enforcement action over demands to fund...

Thousands of mental health patients cared for in 'locked rehabilitation wards'

20 July 2017 England

Thousands of mental health patients cared for in 'locked rehabilitation wards'

Mental health bodies have raised concerns over revelations that thousands of mental health patients are being locked in "effectively institutionalised settings". A new Care Quality Commission (CQC) report has highlighted that a "surprising" number of patients...

Ombudsman warns councils and providers over care of vulnerable people

19 July 2017 England

Ombudsman warns councils and providers over care of vulnerable people

Vulnerable people who lack the ability to choose how they are cared for are being "let down" by the very institutions that are charged with their care, an Ombudsman has warned. The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman, which investigates complaints abou...

Recruitment crisis and wage pressures leaving care homes 'on the breadline'

17 July 2017 Scotland

Recruitment crisis and wage pressures leaving care homes 'on the breadline'

Independent care homes in Scotland are "on the breadline" due to a recruitment crisis and wage pressures, according to a new report. Industry body Scottish Care said the sector is facing a "real emergency" including further closures unless remedial action is ...

Home Office fined £366,900 for breaching rules over abuse inquiry head's salary

15 July 2017 England

Home Office fined £366,900 for breaching rules over abuse inquiry head's salary

The Home Office was fined more than £360,000 by the Treasury for breaking the rules when negotiating the salary of the head of the public inquiry into child sexual abuse. Professor Alexis Jay (pictured) was appointed to lead the inquiry in August but the Gove...

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Gender-specific programmes could combat teenage anti-social behaviour

Gender-specific programmes could combat teenage anti-social behaviour

21 July 2017 England

The causes of severe anti-social behaviour may differ between teenage boys and girls, a new study suggests. This could pave the way for new sex-specific treatments or prevention programmes as the findings indicate there are difference...

Third of dementia cases 'entirely preventable' by making life-style changes

Third of dementia cases 'entirely preventable' by making life-style changes

20 July 2017 England

A third of dementia cases could be prevented by making environmental and life-style changes starting in childhood, scientists have claimed. The panel of 24 international experts identified a range of modifiable risk factors they belie...

Red Cross starts roll out of 49 new services to tackle loneliness and isolation

Red Cross starts roll out of 49 new services to tackle loneliness and isolation

19 July 2017 England

The British Red Cross has started rolling out brand new services to tackle loneliness & social isolation and is calling for people across the UK to join its teams providing vital support for up to 12,500 adults of all ages. In respons...

Oxfordshire man arrested over child sex abuse loses anonymity battle

Oxfordshire man arrested over child sex abuse loses anonymity battle

19 July 2017 England

A man suspected of child sex abuse who was arrested but faced no charge can be named after losing a long legal battle to keep his identity secret. The High Court and Court of Appeal both rejected Tariq Khuja's bid to use privacy laws ...

Mencap warn of 'devastating' HMRC £400M pay claw-back for sleep-in carers

Mencap warn of 'devastating' HMRC £400M pay claw-back for sleep-in carers

19 July 2017 England

Organisations looking after people with learning disabilities could collapse due to a £400 million bill for back pay for carers, the chairman of Mencap has warned. Derek Lewis claimed the financial impact would be "devastating" for sm...

Inspector warns over facilities to cope with rapidly ageing and disabled offenders

Inspector warns over facilities to cope with rapidly ageing and disabled offenders

19 July 2017 England

Secure "old people's homes with walls" could be built to deal with the rapidly ageing prison population, a watchdog has suggested. Peter Clarke, the Chief Inspector of Prisons in England and Wales, revealed he had put forward the idea...

'Urgent need' for more mental health funding for pregnant women and new mums

'Urgent need' for more mental health funding for pregnant women and new mums

19 July 2017 England

There is an "urgent need" for more funding for mental health care for expectant and new mothers, leading midwives have said. The comments from the Royal College of Midwives come after a report claims services across the UK are "under ...

Davina opens up about father's battle with Alzheimer's ahead of charity walk

Davina opens up about father's battle with Alzheimer's ahead of charity walk

19 July 2017 England

Davina McCall and her parents have spoken together about her father's battle with Alzheimer's disease for the first time ahead of a charity walk. The Long Lost Family presenter, her father Andrew McCall and his wife Gaby will join the...

'Stressed' nurse who killed mother admitted to psychiataric hospital indefinitely

'Stressed' nurse who killed mother admitted to psychiataric hospital indefinitely

19 July 2017 England

A "stressed" carer who killed her sick mother by giving her an overdose of insulin and smothering her with a pillow has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital indefinitely. Devoted Shirley D'Silva, 55, had looked after Martha Pereira...

Tories' free childcare policy plans 'riddled with holes', claims Labour

Tories' free childcare policy plans 'riddled with holes', claims Labour

19 July 2017 England

Parents could miss out on the Government's flagship free childcare policy as plans are "riddled with holes", Labour has said. Shadow education minister Tracy Brabin pressed the Government on how many people had suffered technical issu...

Whistle-blowing support for NHS staff across Scotland to be expanded

Whistle-blowing support for NHS staff across Scotland to be expanded

19 July 2017 Scotland

Support for NHS staff who report concerns about malpractice or patient safety is to be expanded. The NHS Scotland Confidential Alert Line will become the Whistleblowing Alert and Advice Services for NHS Scotland (AALS) from the start ...

New project to critically appraise primary care innovation in Wales

New project to critically appraise primary care innovation in Wales

18 July 2017 Wales

The Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) at the University of Birmingham has been commissioned to complete a critical appraisal of a health care programme which aims to share innovation around primary care services such as those of...

Benefits from goal-oriented therapy revealed in new dementia study

Benefits from goal-oriented therapy revealed in new dementia study

18 July 2017 Wales

Ninety people who are living with dementia and their carers from across north Wales, have contributed to new research findings which have shown that personalised cognitive rehabilitation therapy can help people with early stage dementi...

Children being refused compensation because of abuse 'consent', say charities

Children being refused compensation because of abuse 'consent', say charities

18 July 2017 England

Children who have been sexually exploited are being refused compensation by a Government agency on the grounds that they "consented" to their abuse, according to campaigners. They say victims as young as 12 have been denied payouts ev...

Spike in calls sees NSPCC warn parents about leaving children home alone

Spike in calls sees NSPCC warn parents about leaving children home alone

18 July 2017 England

Parents are being urged to think carefully about whether their child can be left home alone, as figures suggest that more people are raising concerns about youngsters being left during the school holidays. The NSPCC said it received m...

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Webwatch: Leicester researchers develop cancer survival prediction tool

21 July 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: Leicester researchers develop cancer survival prediction tool

Researchers from the University of Leicester have developed an online tool which presents a variety of measures that quantify the su...

Webwatch: National Social Services Search - Sector information quickly and easily

04 July 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: National Social Services Search -  Sector information quickly and easily

Want to find sector information information quickly and easily? It can be cumbersome having to visit numerous websites to find the i...

Webwatch: Trying to protect young from all risks on internet may be futile

30 June 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: Trying to protect young from all risks on internet may be futile

Trying to protect children from all online risks may be futile, according to a new report, which says youngsters are increasingly co...

Webwatch: Getting Informed - Navigating the self-funded social care system

23 June 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: Getting Informed - Navigating the self-funded social care system

New support tools to help the general public find out about social care options for older people have been launched this week. A ne...

Webwatch: openPASS - Providing easy access to information recorded by carers

20 June 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: openPASS - Providing easy access to information recorded by carers

The openPASS App enables verified family members to access information that is recorded by their relative's carer. This includes det...

Webwatch: New app to help improve environments for people living with dementia

07 June 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: New app to help improve environments for people living with dementia

The University of Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) has announced the development of a ground-breaking new app ...

Webwatch: What is the value of a social services podcast?

06 June 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: What is the value of a social services podcast?

BBC radio, iPlayer and topic-specific podcasts such as Woman’s Hour allow people access to a variety of interesting audio content, w...

Webwatch: Symptom app helps cancer patients live longer, trial suggests

05 June 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: Symptom app helps cancer patients live longer, trial suggests

An app that tracks cancer patients' symptoms can boost their survival by five months, according to a new study. Research presented ...

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Engage: Health and social care - small things that make a big difference

17 July 2017 Engage

Engage: Health and social care - small things that make a big difference

Breaking a bone can make everyday activities particularly tricky. Especially when it’s your dominant arm and you live alone. Just ask Mrs Bennet who badly broke her right arm last year. But thanks to a close group of good friends and a little help from...

Engage: Young people working in social care - current situation and future demand

17 July 2017 Engage

Engage: Young people working in social care - current situation and future demand

Skills For Care (SFC) have stressed the importance of inspiring the next generation of care workers into the sector to meet the growing demand for social care services. According to the latest SFC report the number of adult social care jobs will incr...

Engage: Mental health services are failing young autistic people

28 June 2017 Engage

Engage: Mental health services are failing young autistic people

More and more is being done to raise awareness of mental health problems at a public and policy level, and understandably so. One in six adults in the UK has a common mental health condition, and one in 20 adults has thought of taking their own life at so...

Engage: After the election - The voice of social work and social workers

19 June 2017 Engage

Engage: After the election - The voice of social work and social workers

The largely unexpected election results have led to a much stronger opposition in Westminster, mainly through the increase in Labour seats. The result, which also saw the collapse of the UKIP vote, is being widely interpreted as a shift in public mood aga...

Engage: Our journey to provide residential services in the Highlands

07 June 2017 Engage

Engage: Our journey to provide residential services in the Highlands

Buying a house is, experts agree, the single most stressful thing any of us will ever do. Finding and securing the perfect property is, we are told, more fraught than getting married, having a baby, getting divorced, losing a job or becoming bankrupt. It...

Engage: How to settle social care funding once and for all

31 May 2017 Engage

Engage: How to settle social care funding once and for all

Branding it a “dementia tax” was inspired – opponents of the Conservative Party’s election manifesto railed against its fundamentally unfair proposals for dealing with the social care costs of increasing numbers of old people with dementia. Theresa May’s ...

Engage: Foster Care - The heart of our care system

19 May 2017 Engage

Engage: Foster Care - The heart of our care system

There’s a common myth that does the rounds in the run-up to all elections. We’ve all heard it: the belief that the work of local authorities grinds to a halt in a bid to remain independent and unbiased so that we don’t fall foul of the Purdah Police! “Yo...

Engage: British Association of Social Workers - Manifesto for Social Work

16 May 2017 Engage

Engage: British Association of Social Workers - Manifesto for Social Work

The British Association of Social Workers have produced a Manifesto for Social Work that they hope the next government will fulfill following the general election. Here BASW Chair Guy Shennan and CEO Ruth Allen explain more: "BASW has produced a manifest...

Engage: Could you make the difference in the life of vulnerable children

08 May 2017 Engage

Engage: Could you make the difference in the life of vulnerable children

Thousands of foster carers need to be recruited each year. Foster Care Fortnight (8-21 May), run by the UK’s leading fostering charity, The Fostering Network, not only calls for more people to consider becoming carers, but also celebrates the amazing wor...

Engage: News media still protect powerful men accused of sexual misconduct

28 April 2017 Engage

Engage: News media still protect powerful men accused of sexual misconduct

When Fox News host Bill O'Reilly was finally fired after years of sexual harassment claims, it seemed like a welcome break from the norm: an exceptionally powerful man accused of sexual misconduct was for once not protected at all costs. While various har...

Engage: How should social workers challenge poverty?

26 April 2017 Engage

Engage: How should social workers challenge poverty?

Austerity campaigner Charlotte Hughes considers what social workers and other professionals should be be doing to challenge poverty, austerity and stigma... More than a million people in the UK are so poor they cannot afford to eat properly, keep clean o...

Engage: The UK’s hidden homeless - lone women parents most likely to suffer

21 April 2017 Engage

Engage: The UK’s hidden homeless - lone women parents most likely to suffer

Growing numbers of women in England are experiencing ‘hidden homelessness’ – living in precarious arrangements without privacy or their own legal living space - according to new research. Women’s homelessness is a major social problem in the UK, with the...

Education & Training

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Major three-year study finds NHS needs to see care homes as partners not problems

21 July 2017

Major three-year study finds NHS needs to see care homes as partners not problems

Healthcare provision to residents in care homes across England is often ‘erratic and inequitable’, a major three-year study funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) has found. Led by the University of Hertfordshire, and i...

One social hour a week in dementia care improves lives and saves money

18 July 2017

One social hour a week in dementia care improves lives and saves money

Person-centred activities combined with just one hour a week of social interaction can improve quality of life and reduce agitation for people with dementia living in care homes, while saving money. These are the findings from a large-scal...

Employers urged to inject fresh thinking with Graduate Management programme

18 July 2017

Employers urged to inject fresh thinking with Graduate Management programme

Social care organisations looking to inject some fresh thinking can now apply to host a graduate during our Graduate Management programme, starting in January. For the first time in 2018, the programme is being run in partnership betwe...

Bookings now open for Skills For Care leadership development programme

29 June 2017

Bookings now open for Skills For Care leadership development programme

Skills for Care’s Well-led leadership development programme is now open for bookings in London, Manchester and Bournemouth. Starting in October 2017, this national development programme supports managers from the public, private or third se...

Virtuoso performance kicks off newly created Centre for Autism in Reading

28 June 2017

Virtuoso performance kicks off newly created Centre for Autism in Reading

A performance by a talented pianist Derek Paravicini heralded the first event for the newly created Centre for Autism at the University of Reading. Performing a mixture of classical and contemporary pieces, Paravicini wowed the conference ...

Research project aims to use robot-assisted therapies to help children with autism

28 June 2017

Research project aims to use robot-assisted therapies to help children with autism

New research involving the University of Portsmouth is aiming to develop robots to help children with autism in ways humans can’t. The Development of Robot-Enhanced therapy for children with AutisM spectrum disorders (DREAM) project will...

Film showcases Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery on its official launch

23 June 2017

Film showcases Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery on its official launch

An innovative and exciting new collaboration was celebrated this week with the official launch of the Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery. The School is a partnership between Oxford Brookes University, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Fo...

Occupational Therapy students come up with new service idea to help stroke patients

23 June 2017

Occupational Therapy students come up with new service idea to help stroke patients

Stroke patients are benefiting from an idea two Essex occupational therapy students came up with during a placement at Colchester General Hospital. A Cognitive Stimulation Room has been established on the Stroke Unit where stroke patients ...

Additional funding announced for prisoner mental health collaboration

23 June 2017

Additional funding announced for prisoner mental health collaboration

A collaboration led by the University of Plymouth has received additional funding for its work with prisoners with mental health needs. A national collaboration investigating a cross-agency ‘joined up’ approach to the needs of prisoner...

University of Sheffield event to explore future of robots in social care

23 June 2017

University of Sheffield event to explore future of robots in social care

Sheffield Robotics and CATCH (Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare), both part of the University of Sheffield, will open their labs so members of the public can see the latest developments and hear from world-renowned ac...

£2m funding announced for new Centre of Excellence in dementia care research

20 June 2017

£2m funding announced for new Centre of Excellence in dementia care research

Alzheimer’s Society has announced today that it has committed almost £2million to the University of Exeter, as part of its biggest-ever single investment in dementia care research. The funding will be used for a national collaboration led ...

University of Bristol to renew scholarship scheme for refugees and asylum seekers

20 June 2017

University of Bristol to renew scholarship scheme for refugees and asylum seekers

A scholarship scheme for refugees and asylum seekers will run for a second year following a successful pilot, the University of Bristol has announced. Introduced last year, the Sanctuary Scholarship Scheme offers support towards the co...

UWS academic recognised for services to nursing in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

20 June 2017

UWS academic recognised for services to nursing in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Professor Belinda Dewar, Professor of Practice Improvement at University of the West of Scotland’s Institute for Care and Practice Improvement had been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Professor Dewar has been awarded an Of...

Former Head of Social Work awarded OBE for services to vulnerable people

19 June 2017

Former Head of Social Work awarded OBE for services to vulnerable people

Professor Suzy Braye, the former Head of Social Work and Social Care, at the University of Sussex is to be awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. The distinguished academic who led the Department from...

De Montfort students gain unique insight into social work on streets of Berlin

14 June 2017

De Montfort students gain unique insight into social work on streets of Berlin

Students from De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) enjoyed a unique insight into Berlin youth work on the first day of their #DMUglobal trip to the German capital. Sitting in the shadow of the iconic TV Tower in Alexanderplatz, they firs...

Liverpool Hope University to host major debate on social care crisis

09 June 2017

Liverpool Hope University to host major debate on social care crisis

Leaders from the public, private and voluntary sectors are being invited to Liverpool Hope University this June to debate the future of social care. The debate ‘The Crisis in Social Care. Who cares? Who pays?’ will take place on Thursday 2...

More work needed to determine best ways to prevent domestic violence, says Academic

07 June 2017

More work needed to determine best ways to prevent domestic violence, says Academic

A University of Worcester academic says more work needs to be done to determine the most effective ways of preventing domestic violence. Erica Bowen, Professor of Violence Prevention Research at the University’s National Centre for the Stu...

Wolverhampton secure funding to assess impact of passive smoking on dementia

07 June 2017

Wolverhampton secure funding to assess impact of passive smoking on dementia

The University of Wolverhampton has secured funding to carry out research on the impact of passive smoking on dementia. Professor Ruoling Chen from the University’s Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing, has been awarded a prestigious...

RGU set to host multi-agency disability and child protection event

24 May 2017

RGU set to host multi-agency disability and child protection event

Robert Gordon University (RGU) is set to host a regional child protection event, in partnership with the Child Protection Committees of Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray. The event – titled ‘Disability and Child Protection’ – will take pla...

University 'going global' with appointment on new Founding Professor for Social Work

16 May 2017

University 'going global' with appointment on new Founding Professor for Social Work

Social work at the University of Essex is going global, following the appointment of Founding Professor of Social Work and Director of the Centre for Social Work, Vasilios Ioakimidis, who is based primarily at their Southend Campus. This n...

University team makes donation to help care-experienced young people enjoy arts

10 May 2017

University team makes donation to help care-experienced young people enjoy arts

The Initial Teacher Education (ITE) team at the University of Derby has donated £1,500 to Plus One, a joint initiative between Derby Theatre and other major arts organisations in the city, which provides young people in care, care leavers a...

Social work students to support villagers in Laos as part of their degree

27 April 2017

Social work students to support villagers in Laos as part of their degree

University of the West of Scotland (UWS) BA Social Work students are going to undertake their second year placement module in Laos, South East Asia, from 8 May to 2 June 2017, making a key contribution to improving the water supplies of loc...

North East agencies tackle craze of drug and alcohol fuelled student 'super-parties'

25 April 2017

North East agencies tackle craze of drug and alcohol fuelled student 'super-parties'

A new wave of drug fuelled student super-parties held in houses could lead to a "perfect storm" of mass casualties, it has been warned. Organised through social media and often unofficially sponsored by drinks companies, the new phenomenon...

New qualification launched for investigating serious incidents in healthcare

21 April 2017

New qualification launched for investigating serious incidents in healthcare

A national review by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found that the NHS is missing opportunities to learn from patient deaths and that specialised training and support is not universally provided to staff completing investigations. S...

University of Edinburgh researchers join £250m dementia research project

20 April 2017

University of Edinburgh researchers join £250m dementia research project

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh are part of a £250 million project to combat dementia. The university is to join forces with five other institutions from England and Wales to form the UK Dementia Research Institute (UKDRI). P...

Skills For Care announce closure of adult social care apprenticeship frameworks

18 April 2017

Skills For Care announce closure of adult social care apprenticeship frameworks

Skills for Care have today annnounced that the current apprenticeships frameworks in Health and Social Care and in Care Leadership and Management will be withdrawn on 29 December 2017. The planned closure comes after the approval of th...

Social care professor helps care homes become more LGBT-friendly

10 April 2017

Social care professor helps care homes become more LGBT-friendly

Dr Trish Hafford-Letchfield, Professor of Social Care at Middlesex University, has completed a project with six Anchor care homes in London to ensure care homes across the country become more LGBT- friendly. The collaborative project also i...

Researchers highlight range of mental health benefits from walking football study

28 March 2017

Researchers highlight range of mental health benefits from walking football study

New research from Abertay University has found organised football sessions have a direct improvement on the lives of people with mental health conditions like schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder. Since December 2015, Abertay academics Emma...

Blame culture preventing parents accessing mental health support for children

24 March 2017

Blame culture preventing parents accessing mental health support for children

Parents feeling blamed for their child’s mental health difficulties has been cited as a common reason for them not seeking support, according to new research from the University of Reading. Feelings that others are dismissive or blame pa...

Edgehill event challenges myths and assumptions on treatment of youth offenders

22 March 2017

Edgehill event challenges myths and assumptions on treatment of youth offenders

Myths and assumptions about the ten million UK citizens with a criminal record were addressed at a Positive Youth Justice event held at Edgehill University last week. Guest speakers included Professor Stephen Case, a criminologist speciali...

Exeter researchers in call for 750 dementia carers to participate in online therapy study

22 March 2017

Exeter researchers in call for 750 dementia carers to participate in online therapy study

A new study is inviting people who care for someone with dementia to help investigate whether an online therapy can help carers cope with feeling of stress, anxiety or depression. Researchers are looking for up to 750 carers from anywhere ...

Burnham offers Salford students insight into issues surrounding health & social care

22 March 2017

Burnham offers Salford students insight into issues surrounding health & social care

Greater Manchester mayoral candidate Andy Burnham discussed the future of health and social care across the region when he visited the University of Salford. The Leigh MP, who has served as both Secretary of State and Shadow Secretary of S...

Bangor University introduce new pioneering degree for mental health counsellors

22 March 2017

Bangor University introduce new pioneering degree for mental health counsellors

One in four adults experience mental health difficulties in any given year, and mental health issues account for the largest single cause of disability in the UK. The NHS has pledged to invest more than one billion pounds to transform ment...

Centre for human rights to host 'thought-provoking' series of social justice events

22 March 2017

Centre for human rights to host 'thought-provoking' series of social justice events

Sheffield will turn the spotlight on tough issues such as human trafficking, recovering from drug addiction and policing during a week of hard-hitting public events. Social Justice Week (April 3-7), organised by Sheffield Hallam Universi...

Bradford social work students given unique career insight with Sharon Shoesmith visit

16 March 2017

Bradford social work students given unique career insight with Sharon Shoesmith visit

Social work students at Bradford College were given a unique insight into the career they are pursuing by visiting speaker Sharon Shoesmith. Ms Shoesmith was controversially sacked from her post as director of children’s services at Haring...

University of Edinburgh secure £20m funding for autism research

07 March 2017

University of Edinburgh secure £20m funding for autism research

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh hoping to develop new treatments for autism have received a £20 million funding boost from a US philanthropic foundation. The Simons Foundation has pledged the investment for studies into the bi...

Reports & Resources

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Report: UK Social Workers - Working Conditions and Wellbeing

17 July 2017 Reports & Resources

Report: UK Social Workers - Working Conditions and Wellbeing

The 'UK Social Workers - Working Conditions and Wellbeing' report, by Dr Jermaine M Ravalier of Bath Spa University, explores working conditions & wel...

Report: Workforce perspectives on harmful sexual behaviour - Research In Practice

12 July 2017 Reports & Resources

Report: Workforce perspectives on harmful sexual behaviour - Research In Practice

Research in Practice has published an open access report in partnership with the National Children’s Bureau, which examines the needs of the children’...

Report: The State Of Adult Social Care Services 2014 to 2017 - CQC

06 July 2017 Reports & Resources

Report: The State Of Adult Social Care Services 2014 to 2017 - CQC

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have presented the latest findings from their inspection programme of adult social care. 'The State Of Adult ...

Report: Independent Jersey Care Inquiry - Full Report and Executive Summary

03 July 2017 Reports & Resources

Report: Independent Jersey Care Inquiry - Full Report and Executive Summary

The final report by the Panel of the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry into the abuse of children in the Island's care system over many years was handed...

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Mother-in-law inspires ex-army graduate to go from soldier to social work

20 July 2017 New To Care

Mother-in-law inspires ex-army graduate to go from soldier to social work

A former soldier who spent 26 years in the British Army has swapped the front line for a first-class degree from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLa...

Caryn finds right environment with degree in Social Work

18 July 2017 New To Care

Caryn finds right environment with degree in Social Work

A caring social worker celebrated completing her degree at Robert Gordon University after deciding to swap studying trees for supporting families. Caryn S...

New survey reveals childcare comes top in career change

02 June 2017 New To Care

New survey reveals childcare comes top in career change

It has been revealed that child care courses are the top qualifications women are looking to do when they want to change their career. The research conduc...

New online system for Healthcare Apprenticeships Standards goes live

10 May 2017 New To Care

New online system for Healthcare Apprenticeships Standards goes live

Healthcare Apprenticeships Standards Online (HASO) is a new online system that stores apprenticeship standards that are commonly used in healthcare setting...

Career Advice

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Relax and be yourself - Authenticity key to landing a new job

23 June 2017 Career Advice

Relax and be yourself - Authenticity key to landing a new job

At job interviews, relax and be yourself – if you’re good, being yourself may be the best way to secure a job offer, according to a new study involvin...

One in five employers decides on job candidate after one minute, study finds

18 June 2017 Career Advice

One in five employers decides on job candidate after one minute, study finds

One in five employers makes up their mind on a candidate just one minute after meeting them at a job interview, a study finds. Jobs site totaljobs sa...

Career Advice: Use your holiday to plan your next move

08 June 2017 Career Advice

Career Advice: Use your holiday to plan your next move

For many of us, holidays are a time to think about improving our lives and often one of the areas in which we are most dissatisfied is work. However, ...

Workers unaware of holiday rights because of employer 'dirty tactics'

08 May 2017 Career Advice

Workers unaware of holiday rights because of employer 'dirty tactics'

Half of workers on zero hours contracts and two in five on temporary contracts wrongly believe they are not entitled to paid holidays, a report reveal...