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'Two-tier system' leaving many refugees at risk of homelessness and destitution

25 April 2017 England

'Two-tier system' leaving many refugees at risk of homelessness and destitution

Thousands of refugees in the UK run the risk of homelessness and destitution due to a lack of support from the Government, a cross-party report has found. People granted refugee status after going through the asylum process receive less support than refugees ...

Study warns failure to act early on stalking 'could lead to violence and death'

24 April 2017 England

Study warns failure to act early on stalking 'could lead to violence and death'

Failure to take action on stalking could lead to an escalation in violence and potentially death, a study of more than 350 homicides suggests. The results of a six-month study claim there is a strong correlation between some key stalking behaviours and homici...

Consuming diet drinks every day 'significantly increases stroke and dementia risk'

21 April 2017 England

Consuming diet drinks every day 'significantly increases stroke and dementia risk'

People who consume diet drinks every day are almost three times more likely to suffer a stroke or dementia, research suggests. Having at least one diet drink a day increased the risk compared to consuming less than one diet drink a week, a study found. Howev...

Child abuse victims facing long waits for support with many blocked from counselling

20 April 2017 England

Child abuse victims facing long waits for support with many blocked from counselling

Child victims of sex abuse within families are being let down by the system, new research has warned. Young people are often left to report the abuse themselves when authorities fail to pick up on signs, a series of reports found. Even after their experience...

Labour benefits boost pledge to 'unsung heroes' who care for relatives

18 April 2017 England

Labour benefits boost pledge to 'unsung heroes' who care for relatives

Around one million "unsung heroes" who care for vulnerable relatives will be given a £10 a week benefits boost under the first year of a Labour government, Jeremy Corbyn will announce. Conservative cuts to inheritance tax would be scrapped to pay for the 17% ...

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Mother and stepfather not named in family court case to protect two girls

Mother and stepfather not named in family court case to protect two girls

26 April 2017 England

A judge has decided not to name two adults given suspended jail terms for unlawfully contacting two children embroiled in family court litigation. Mr Justice Cobb, who is based in the Family Division of the High Court in London, accep...

Hospital staff paying almost £90 a month for parking, study shows

Hospital staff paying almost £90 a month for parking, study shows

26 April 2017 England

Low-paid nurses and porters are being charged "extortionate" fees of almost £90 a month to use hospital car parks, a new study reveals. Research by Unison showed that many NHS Trusts operated a flat-rate payment system regardless of h...

MSP's call to strengthen registration system for people working with vulnerable groups

MSP's call to strengthen registration system for people working with vulnerable groups

26 April 2017 Scotland

Urgent action is needed to strengthen the system that registers people who work with children, according to a parliamentary report. Holyrood's Sport Committee has warned the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) system "may not be pre...

Man, 95, spared jail over attempted mercy killing of 88-year-old wife

Man, 95, spared jail over attempted mercy killing of 88-year-old wife

25 April 2017 England

A 95-year-old man who bludgeoned his wife of 65 years with a lump hammer in an attempted mercy killing has been spared jail. Denver Beddows attacked wife Olive, 88, at their home in Warrington, Cheshire, after she begged him to ta...

Teacher thrown off university social work course to take case to High Court

Teacher thrown off university social work course to take case to High Court

25 April 2017 England

A religious education teacher who says he was wrongly thrown off a university social work course after suggesting that same-sex marriage was a sin during an online discussion has won the latest round of a legal fight. Felix Ngole, 39,...

Improvements needed to remove confusion and fear at Children's Hearings

Improvements needed to remove confusion and fear at Children's Hearings

25 April 2017 Scotland

Improvements are needed to remove the isolation, confusion and fear felt by some young people in Children's Hearings, according to a report. The Scottish Parliament's Education and Skills Committee found that many children involved di...

Raft of safety measures following death of smoker at Bupa care home

Raft of safety measures following death of smoker at Bupa care home

25 April 2017 England

A raft of new safety measures has been introduced after a wheelchair-bound great-grandfather is believed to have died after smoking a cigarette and catching fire at a Bupa care home, an inquest heard. There are no witnesses concerning...

£4.5m in mental health spending cuts to be made across five regions

£4.5m in mental health spending cuts to be made across five regions

25 April 2017 England

Five regions of England are cutting spending on mental health, figures suggest. Freedom of Information data obtained by Pulse magazine shows £4.5 million worth of cuts in 2017/18 by clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Sefton, Scar...

Kids Company founder and trustees may face action amid Insolvency Service probe

Kids Company founder and trustees may face action amid Insolvency Service probe

25 April 2017 England

The founder and former trustees of the collapsed charity Kids Company could be banned from holding company directorships. The youth organisation folded amid a storm of controversy in August 2015 - just days after receiving a £3 millio...

Older Scots missing out on free care due to assessment and arrangement delays

Older Scots missing out on free care due to assessment and arrangement delays

24 April 2017 Scotland

Thousands of elderly people are missing out on free personal care because of delays to assessments and care arrangements, a charity has found. Age Scotland says official figures suggest that, each year, around 8,640 people in Scotland...

Welsh patient has been waiting 1,338 days for hospital discharge

Welsh patient has been waiting 1,338 days for hospital discharge

24 April 2017 Wales

A patient with "complex" health needs has been waiting more than three-and-a-half years to leave hospital after being declared fit for discharge, it has been revealed. The patient, who has not been named, and who suffers from a "serio...

MS sufferers welcome potential breakthrough in treating condition

MS sufferers welcome potential breakthrough in treating condition

24 April 2017 England

A major new discovery has been made towards finding the cause of multiple sclerosis - potentially paving the way for new treatments. Scientists have found a new cellular mechanism which may cause the disease and a potential hallmark w...

Jo Brand and James Cracknell join famous names supporting new Alzheimer's campaign

Jo Brand and James Cracknell join famous names supporting new Alzheimer's campaign

24 April 2017 England

A host of famous names are uniting in the fight against dementia, which is set to become the biggest killer of the 21st century. Comedian Jo Brand and Olympic gold medallist James Cracknell are among those supporting a campaign by Alz...

£4m Wood Green Healthcare Centre to create over 100 jobs in Newtownabbey

£4m Wood Green Healthcare Centre to create over 100 jobs in Newtownabbey

24 April 2017 Northern Ireland

A new care home for elderly people is to open this month in Jordanstown, Newtownabbey, creating more than 100 new jobs. The 80-bed Wood Green Healthcare centre, just off the Circular Road, represents an investment of almost £4 million...

Iriss launch new series of workshops to support co-production in social services

Iriss launch new series of workshops to support co-production in social services

21 April 2017 Scotland

The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (Iriss) is launching Propagate - a new six-month project to embed the use of Iriss tools, particularly co-production tools, to support collaboration and conversation.  ...

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Webwatch: myHCPC App - Updated features including instant access to core standards

31 March 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: myHCPC App - Updated features including instant access to core standards

In 2014 the Health & Care Professions Council launched myHCPC, a mobile app for registrants. Its aim was to let you carry round ever...

Webwatch: New Childline app to support vulnerable children via their smartphones

16 March 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: New Childline app to support vulnerable children via their smartphones

Children in need of help will be able to get counselling on their smartphones through a new app launched by the NSPCC's Childline. ...

Webwatch: Facebook employs artificial intelligence to identify warning signs of suicide

06 March 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: Facebook employs artificial intelligence to identify warning signs of suicide

Facebook has started using a new artificial intelligence (AI) system to identify users showing warning signs of suicide. The AI has...

Webwatch: Digital toolkit aims to prevent falls amongst the elderly

28 February 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: Digital toolkit aims to prevent falls amongst the elderly

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has endorsed a new online toolkit developed by researchers at Keele Uni...

Webwatch: Skills for Health launch social media toolkit for healthcare sector

14 February 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: Skills for Health launch social media toolkit for healthcare sector

Skills for Health has launched a comprehensive social media toolkit for the UK healthcare sector, providing healthcare organisations...

Webwatch: University team developing tool to monitor Brexit-related hate crime

10 February 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: University team developing tool to monitor Brexit-related hate crime

Researchers have been awarded a £250,000 grant to help the Government monitor Brexit-related hate crime on social media. A team at ...

Webwatch: Labour launch NHS incidents website to log experiences of substandard care

16 January 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: Labour launch NHS incidents website to log experiences of substandard care

Jeremy Corbyn has accused Theresa May of being out of touch with the NHS crisis and launched a website to counter her claims the hea...

Webwatch: Artificial intelligence toolkit spots new child sexual abuse media online

02 December 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: Artificial intelligence toolkit spots new child sexual abuse media online

New artificial intelligence software designed to spot new child sexual abuse media online could help police catch child abusers. ...

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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...

Engage: Where Has the Time Gone? Alan Baird reflects on his time in office

30 March 2017 Engage

Engage: Where Has the Time Gone? Alan Baird reflects on his time in office

I find it hard to believe my four years in Scottish Government is almost at an end. But if I had been able to select a period to be Chief Social Work Adviser I could not have picked a more exciting period, either professionally or politically. From a pro...

Engage: Why gender can't be ignored when dealing with domestic violence

28 March 2017 Engage

Engage: Why gender can't be ignored when dealing with domestic violence

Domestic violence is a violation of human rights with damaging social, economic and health consequences. It is any incident of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse. That abuse can be psychological, emotional, physical, sexual an...

Engage: Bright future for social services apprenticeships

08 March 2017 Engage

Engage: Bright future for social services apprenticeships

As Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) Chief Executive Anna Fowlie speaks at the Future of Apprenticeships in Scotland conference in Edinburgh today, here she tells us why the Scottish Government’s approach to the apprenticeship levy is a big leap for...

Engage: LGA right to call for new money for social care, says BASW

21 February 2017 Engage

Engage: LGA right to call for new money for social care, says BASW

As the Local Government Association (LGA) today warns Council Tax rises in 2017/18 will not bring in enough money to prevent further extensive cuts to local services next year, the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) is endorsing the LGA´s call f...

Engage: Five ways to improve physical health of people severe mental illness

14 February 2017 Engage

Engage: Five ways to improve physical health of people severe mental illness

People with severe mental illness (SMI) often have poorer physical health than the general population as they are more likely to experience unnecessary health inequalities and are unable to access the physical healthcare they need. To help address these ...

Engage: Remember the real lives behind Government U-Turn on Dubs amendment

10 February 2017 Engage

Engage: Remember the real lives behind Government U-Turn on Dubs amendment

The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) has added its name to the growing criticism of the Government’s decision to change the arrangements for the care and resettlement of certain child refugees. The so-called ‘Dubs amendment’ scheme, created by...

Engage: Health & Social Care funding explained - In-depth Health Foundation analysis

09 February 2017 Engage

Engage: Health & Social Care funding explained - In-depth Health Foundation analysis

The Health Foundation have just launched a new online resource clarifying the current and possible future state of health and social care funding in the UK... The UK currently spends over £140bn a year on public provision of health and over £20bn on soci...

Engage: Why are more and more people seeking treatment for cannabis misuse?

09 February 2017 Engage

Engage: Why are more and more people seeking treatment for cannabis misuse?

Any call for drug policy reform in the UK is usually met with a standard response from the Home Office. It goes something like this: “Drug misuse among adults and young people has fallen in the last ten years and we are working to educate young people abo...

Engage: Britain’s criminal justice system doesn’t know what to do about autism

17 January 2017 Engage

Engage: Britain’s criminal justice system doesn’t know what to do about autism

Prison is not an easy ride – not least for those with autism spectrum disorder. We know from experience that some prisoners are more vulnerable to bullying and victimisation, more likely to be easily led and manipulated, and more vulnerable to sexual a...

Engage: Tips on reducing dinner stress for Christmas guests with dementia

22 December 2016 Engage

Engage: Tips on reducing dinner stress for Christmas guests with dementia

People who are hosting somebody with dementia for Christmas dinner are being urged to think about how they set the table to reduce stress levels. New tips suggest allowing people with dementia to graze on items such as sausage rolls, pigs in blankets and...

Education & Training

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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...

Study links autoimmune diseases including MS to increased risk of dementia

02 March 2017

Study links autoimmune diseases including MS to increased risk of dementia

People who suffer autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) may have an elevated risk of developing dementia, a new study suggests. Researchers have linked autoimmune disease to an increased risk of going on to suffer dementia. ...

New education and training framework launched for end-of-life care workforce

01 March 2017

New education and training framework launched for end-of-life care workforce

Skills for Health, Health Education England and Skills for Care have today announced a new End of Life Care Core Skills Education and Training Framework, with the aim of providing tailored, high-quality care and support to patients with adv...

Study finds deprivation in early childhood can have lasting effect on adult mental health

28 February 2017

Study finds deprivation in early childhood can have lasting effect on adult mental health

Experiencing severe deprivation and neglect in childhood can have a lasting psychological impact into early adulthood, according to a unique study conducted at the University of Southampton, which has followed the mental health of a group o...

Plymouth secure funding for new pilot study into dementia drug treatment

24 February 2017

Plymouth secure funding for new pilot study into dementia drug treatment

Charity BRACE has provided funding to University of Plymouth scientists for a pilot study which could find a new drug treatment for dementia Scientists from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD) have...

Distinguished social work lecture to examine the plight of Samos refugees

21 February 2017

Distinguished social work lecture to examine the plight of Samos refugees

The plight of refugees arriving on the Greek Island of Samos will be told through first-hand experience in the latest distinguished lecture delivered by the Department of Social Work, Care and Justice. Chris Jones, former Professor of Soci...

Edge Hill partnership with hospice sees transforming effect in end-of-life care

20 February 2017

Edge Hill partnership with hospice sees transforming effect in end-of-life care

Edge Hill University and Southport’s Queenscourt Hospice have launched a module to teach professionals and those delivering frontline services how to provide the best possible state-of-the-art care. Over 25 professionals working in hospita...

Autism screening system could benefit millions of Indian children

14 February 2017

Autism screening system could benefit millions of Indian children

More than two million children in India could benefit from new research into a new low-cost ways to detect autism risk. A group of researchers, led by Professor Bhismadev Chakrabarti at the University of Reading, have been awarded a £585,0...

Pioneering social work education partnership launches in Sussex

14 February 2017

Pioneering social work education partnership launches in Sussex

The University of Sussex has teamed up with East Sussex County Council, Brighton & Hove City Council and the University of Brighton to launch a new teaching partnership. The South Coast Regional Centre for Education (SCRC), which has secur...

Birmingham launches new commission on young people's mental health prevention

14 February 2017

Birmingham launches new commission on young people's mental health prevention

The Rt Hon Paul Burstow, former Minister of State for Care Services and Professor of Mental Health Policy at the University of Birmingham, is to chair a new Birmingham Policy Commission focusing on mental health promotion and illness preven...

Queens University Belfast to host Applied Social Studies open morning

14 February 2017

Queens University Belfast to host Applied Social Studies open morning

Queens University Belfast are to host an open morning on their Post Qualifying courses offering pathways in Child Care, Mental Health, Strategy and Leadership, Systemic Practice and Family Therapy and Dual Diagnosis (Substance Misuse and Me...

Colleges referring more students with mental health issues directly to A&E

07 February 2017

Colleges referring more students with mental health issues directly to A&E

Further education colleges are referring increasing numbers of students with mental health problems directly to A&E, according to new research. A poll of 105 colleges - almost a third of the total in England - found three-quarters have ref...

Innovative piliot project sees GCU physiotherapy students deliver integrated home care

06 February 2017

Innovative piliot project sees GCU physiotherapy students deliver integrated home care

Older people have benefited from a pilot project which saw Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) physiotherapy students provide care at home. The project was delivered in partnership with Carers Direct, NHS Highland, NES, Scottish Care, and ...

New Mental Health Framework aims to increase quality and consistency of care

03 February 2017

New Mental Health Framework aims to increase quality and consistency of care

Skills for Health, Health Education England, and Skills for Care have announced the launch of a new Core Skills Education and Training Framework for the mental health workforce, with the aim of increasing the quality and consistency of care...

Adult social care employers encouraged to apply to Workforce Development Fund

01 February 2017

Adult social care employers encouraged to apply to Workforce Development Fund

Skills for Care are encouraging large national organisations and lead organisations of employer led partnerships to apply to the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) to help develop the skills and knowledge of their workers. WDF has already he...

Sussex appoints social justice expert to lead School of Education & Social Work

27 January 2017

Sussex appoints social justice expert to lead School of Education & Social Work

The University of Sussex has appointed a renowned social justice expert to lead the School of Education and Social Work (ESW). Professor Gillian Hampden-Thompson, who has been interim Head of School since the beginning of August 2016, has ...

New academy of excellence in Nottingham aims to raise standards in social work

27 January 2017

New academy of excellence in Nottingham aims to raise standards in social work

A new academy of excellence in Nottingham is the latest social work teaching partnership to get underway as it looks to continue to “raise the quality” of trainees and teaching. The D2N2 Teaching Partnership’s Social Work Academy will brin...

New Sheffield Hallam course aims to address Prime Minister's mental health plans

25 January 2017

New Sheffield Hallam course aims to address Prime Minister's mental health plans

A new course to help professionals identify mental health risks amongst children and young people has been developed by Sheffield Hallam University.    Following the Prime Minister's pledge to 'transform' attitudes to mental health, acad...

Teenagers who access mental health services see significant improvements, study

18 January 2017

Teenagers who access mental health services see significant improvements, study

Young people with mental health problems who have contact with mental health services are significantly less likely to suffer from clinical depression later in their adolescence than those with equivalent difficulties who do not receive tre...

Study finds patients with long term conditions overestimate life expectancy

13 January 2017

Study finds patients with long term conditions overestimate life expectancy

A review of studies examining perceived life expectancy among people with long term health conditions has found patients may overestimate their life expectancy. In a review of more than 700 patients from the UK, Netherlands and the USA w...

Birmingham reseachers find 'just about managing' families need more help to save

13 January 2017

Birmingham reseachers find 'just about managing' families need more help to save

Three-fifths of low and middle income households are currently unable to save money, while for people already saving, the ratio between spending and saving is dramatically falling, researchers say. A new report from CHASM, University of Bi...

Prejudice and bullying against children in care explored in Childhood Studies conference

12 January 2017

Prejudice and bullying against children in care explored in Childhood Studies conference

Many inspirational figures in popular culture – from Harry Potter to Superman – were fostered, adopted or institutionalised as youngsters. Wider recognition of this could help to dispel prejudice against children in care, claimed poet, dram...

MMU history project looks to ease winter loneliness for older people in Stockport

20 December 2016

MMU history project looks to ease winter loneliness for older people in Stockport

Academics at Manchester Metropolitan University are working in partnership with Age UK Stockport to help combat loneliness for older people during the festive period and winter months. A recent study conducted by Age UK has shown that cert...

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Consultation: Social workers needed to support with health and wellbeing research

24 April 2017 Reports & Resources

Consultation: Social workers needed to support with health and wellbeing research

Disability Rights UK has partnered with University of Birmingham and Sport England to develop evidence based guidelines to help social workers to have...

Report: Child sexual exploitation - Extended text of Definition and Guide for professionals

21 April 2017 Reports & Resources

Report: Child sexual exploitation - Extended text of Definition and Guide for professionals

The new child sexual exploitation (CSE) guidance was commissioned by the Department for Education and is based on a review of the evidence by the Univ...

Mental Welfare Commission publish six new local visit reports (Scotland)

21 April 2017 Reports & Resources

Mental Welfare Commission publish six new local visit reports (Scotland)

The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland published six new local visit reports which include visits to NHS hospital wards and units, and a prison. ...

Resources: New DVDs help staff understand the Mental Capacity Act

12 April 2017 Reports & Resources

Resources: New DVDs help staff understand the Mental Capacity Act

Two new DVDs from the National Council for Palliative Care aim to help staff better understand key parts of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA). This in tur...

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'Fast track' programme for nurses launched by NHS England

31 March 2017 New To Care

'Fast track' programme for nurses launched by NHS England

A new "fast track" programme for nurses is being launched by NHS England. The Nurse First programme will provide financial support for graduates who have degrees in...

Talented graduates encouraged to apply to social work fast-track programme

28 March 2017 New To Care

Talented graduates encouraged to apply to social work fast-track programme

Graduates across the country are being encouraged to apply to a fast-track programme to become the next generation of child and family social workers. Applications ...

RGU opens its doors to new applicants for adult nursing qualification

22 March 2017 New To Care

RGU opens its doors to new applicants for adult nursing qualification

Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) School of Nursing and Midwifery will host an event this week for anyone with an interest in becoming an adult nurse. The event will...

Explore careers in allied health & social work at Oxford Brookes event

02 March 2017 New To Care

Explore careers in allied health & social work at Oxford Brookes event

Next week (6 – 11 March) is National Careers Week and Oxford Brookes University will be holding a careers evening in partnership with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Tr...

Career Advice

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Men 'more likely to ask for a pay rise and promotion'

11 April 2017 Career Advice

Men 'more likely to ask for a pay rise and promotion'

One in three workers will press their boss for a pay rise and promotion this year, with men more likely to ask, a new study shows. A survey of 700 ad...

Most workers would not discuss a mental health problem with their manager

28 March 2017 Career Advice

Most workers would not discuss a mental health problem with their manager

Employees feel as though they cannot talk about mental health problems in the workplace, a new poll suggests. Three-quarters of people said they woul...

Oxfam rated by staff as top not-for-profit employer

23 March 2017 Career Advice

Oxfam rated by staff as top not-for-profit employer

Oxfam has come top of a list of the best not-for-profit employers, as rated by its staff. The charity scored consistently highly in categories includ...

More care workers being denied guaranteed hours or basic employment rights

07 February 2017 Career Advice

More care workers being denied guaranteed hours or basic employment rights

The number of workers without guaranteed hours or basic employment rights has soared by more than 660,000 in the past five years, a study reveals. Th...