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New ombudsman survey on NHS care finds too many elderly patients 'suffering in silence'

17 August 2017 England

New ombudsman survey on NHS care finds too many elderly patients 'suffering in silence'

Too many older people are "suffering in silence" when things go wrong with their NHS care, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) has said. Elderly people often rely on relatives to raise concerns when things go wrong with hospital care, the PH...

Researchers issue care home capacity warning with 190,000 new places needed by 2035

16 August 2017 England

Researchers issue care home capacity warning with 190,000 new places needed by 2035

Almost 190,000 new care home places will be needed in under two decades to accommodate soaring demand, experts have predicted. The number of people aged 65 years or older who will need care home places will rise by 85.7% by 2035 - with 189,043 additional plac...

Vulnerable children left without help as councils shrink or abandon social care services

14 August 2017 England

Vulnerable children left without help as councils shrink or abandon social care services

Thousands of children in England referred to social services over concerns including abuse and neglect are not getting the help they need, a charity has said. Action for Children has warned that up to 140,000 youngsters do not meet the threshold for social ca...

Consumer watchdog warns too many care homes failing to get the basics right

10 August 2017 England

Consumer watchdog warns too many care homes failing to get the basics right

Too many care homes are under so much pressure that they are not "getting the basics right every time", a care consumer watchdog has warned. Healthwatch England said some residents were cared for by rushed staff and were having to put up with things like dead...

Eighteen convicted of drugging, raping and sexually abusing young girls in Newcastle

09 August 2017 England

Eighteen convicted of drugging, raping and sexually abusing young girls in Newcastle

Under-age girls and vulnerable young women were taken to parties in Newcastle and groomed with drugs before being raped and sexually abused, it can now be reported. A total of 17 men and one woman have been convicted of, or have admitted, charges including ra...

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Government accused of breaching the rights of disabled people as UN committee investigates

Government accused of breaching the rights of disabled people as UN committee investigates

21 August 2017 England

A United Nations committee will hear from British disability campaigners that the Government is breaching the rights of disabled people and ignoring requests for information on key issues. On Monday activists will tell the UN's Commit...

Heath paedophile allegation findings will go to national child sex abuse probe

Heath paedophile allegation findings will go to national child sex abuse probe

21 August 2017 England

The police force investigating allegations former prime minister Sir Edward Heath was a paedophile will pass its findings to the national child sex abuse inquiry. The Wiltshire Police probe, called Operation Conifer, was launched in 2...

Placements suspended at eight care homes amid police investigation into twelve deaths

Placements suspended at eight care homes amid police investigation into twelve deaths

21 August 2017 England

Police have said 'safeguarding concerns' at eight West Sussex care homes are the subject of ongoing enquiries into the circumstances of twelve deaths dating back to 2015. West Sussex County Council said placements had now been suspend...

Down's Syndrome man to get £10,000 as council tells wife to stop sexual activity with him

Down's Syndrome man to get £10,000 as council tells wife to stop sexual activity with him

18 August 2017 England

A 38-year-old Down's Syndrome sufferer is to get more than £10,000 compensation from a council after his wife was told to stop having sex with him. Council staff wrote to the woman warning that her that she could be committing a crime...

Judge approves council care for girl terrified of father after rejecting religious identity

Judge approves council care for girl terrified of father after rejecting religious identity

18 August 2017 England

A teenager from Kuwait who told police her father would kill her if he knew she had rejected her "religious and cultural identity" should go into council care, a family court judge has ruled. The girl, who is in her mid-teens, said sh...

Benefits reforms criticised amid 80,000 fall in number of disabled motorists

Benefits reforms criticised amid 80,000 fall in number of disabled motorists

18 August 2017 England

The number of disabled motorists has fallen by nearly 80,000 in just two years, prompting fresh criticism of Government reforms to disability benefits. Figures show a 6% fall in disabled people receiving an exemption from vehicle tax ...

Couples devastated as judge rejects NI same sex marriage ban challenges

Couples devastated as judge rejects NI same sex marriage ban challenges

17 August 2017 Northern Ireland

Two landmark court challenges against the ban on same sex marriage in Northern Ireland have been dismissed. Mr Justice O'Hara rejected both cases, insisting the ban did not violate the rights of LGBT couples in the region. Delivering...

Social Services Minister praises Powys for pioneering electronic health and care system

Social Services Minister praises Powys for pioneering electronic health and care system

17 August 2017 Wales

Social Services Minister Rebecca Evans has praised Powys’s health and social care services for becoming the first area in Wales to jointly implement a new IT system that helps health and social care professionals work together to provi...

Named person policy changes 'may not address Supreme Court findings'

Named person policy changes 'may not address Supreme Court findings'

17 August 2017 Scotland

Measures aimed at clarifying how information should be shared as part of the controversial ''named person'' scheme do not go far enough, lawyers have said. The Faculty of Advocates said it is concerned steps taken by the Scottish Gove...

MP quits shadow cabinet over 'extremely poor choice of words' on child sexual abuse

MP quits shadow cabinet over 'extremely poor choice of words' on child sexual abuse

17 August 2017 England

Sarah Champion has resigned as shadow women and equalities secretary and apologised for her "extremely poor choice of words" in a newspaper article about child abuse. The Labour MP warned Britain has a "problem with British Pakistani ...

Councils urged to review homelessness procedures after disabled woman left in limbo

Councils urged to review homelessness procedures after disabled woman left in limbo

17 August 2017 England

Councils in England are being urged to check their homelessness procedures are fit for purpose, after the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman found significant fault with a Northamptonshire district council. The Ombudsman’s adv...

CSSIW introduce new inspection framework for fostering services in Wales

CSSIW introduce new inspection framework for fostering services in Wales

17 August 2017 Wales

The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) are changing the way they inspect local authority fostering services and independent fostering agencies across Wales. CSSIW will be using a new inspection framework the next time...

Staff shortages forced temporary closure of 40% of Scots baby units

Staff shortages forced temporary closure of 40% of Scots baby units

17 August 2017 Scotland

Staff shortages forced closures at a quarter of children's wards and more than 40% of baby units at Scottish hospitals, new research has found. A total of 25% of paediatric inpatient units and 41.7% of neonatal units had to temporaril...

Inspectors brand mental health ward in Glasgow as 'dated, neglected and dismal'

Inspectors brand mental health ward in Glasgow as 'dated, neglected and dismal'

17 August 2017 Scotland

An acute ward at a Glasgow mental health hospital presented a "much neglected and dismal environment" for patients to be cared in, according to a report. The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland found there were "dated" bedroom area...

Over 1000 Scottish mental health patients treated outwith health board area

Over 1000 Scottish mental health patients treated outwith health board area

17 August 2017 Scotland

More than 1,000 mental health patients have been sent out-with their health board area for treatment in the past three years, according to new figures. A freedom of information request from the Scottish Conservatives revealed some pat...

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Webwatch: New website for the Northern Ireland Degree in Social Work Partnership

08 August 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: New website for the Northern Ireland Degree in Social Work Partnership

The Northern Ireland Degree in Social Work Partnership (NIDSWP) has launched their new website. The Degree Partnership aims to ensu...

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...

Engage: Comment & Opinion

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Engage: Social care is in a strange and unwelcome place

03 August 2017 Engage

Engage: Social care is in a strange and unwelcome place

Richard Banks shares some ideas being considered by the Residential Forum for a neighbourhood approach to designing models of residential and supported living. How did social care get to be in such a difficult place?  The quick answer is that successive ...

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...

Education & Training

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Hospital patients with dementia and other causes of confusion have worse outcomes, study finds

01 August 2017

Hospital patients with dementia and other causes of confusion have worse outcomes, study finds

Hospital patients with dementia and other causes of confusion have longer stays and worse treatment outcomes than people without the condition, research led by the University of Stirling has found. The research is the first large populatio...

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...

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Report: Allegations of domestic abuse in child contact cases - Women's Aid & Cafcass

17 August 2017 Reports & Resources

Report: Allegations of domestic abuse in child contact cases - Women's Aid & Cafcass

Research released by Women's Aid and Cafcass finds that 62% of applications to the family court about where a child should live or spend time feature ...

Report: Action for Children - Revolving Door - Are vulnerable children overlooked?

14 August 2017 Reports & Resources

Report: Action for Children - Revolving Door - Are vulnerable children overlooked?

What happens to children who are referred for help, but don’t meet the threshold for support? When things are bad, but not quite bad enough?  ...

Report: 280 sources of evidence reflecting the voice of children in care and care leavers

11 August 2017 Reports & Resources

Report: 280 sources of evidence reflecting the voice of children in care and care leavers

New research for the Children’s Commissioner for England, by the National Children’s Bureau and Research in Practice, has found recent sources of evid...

Report: Role of specialist palliative care in providing support to care homes in England

09 August 2017 Reports & Resources

Report: Role of specialist palliative care in providing support to care homes in England

This survey of organisations providing specialist palliative care services to care homes highlights the good work they do and identifies the key chall...

New To Care

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Hiba shares experience of oppression in Sudan to social work graduation

27 July 2017 New To Care

Hiba shares experience of oppression in Sudan to social work graduation

Social Work graduate, Hiba Nour, has shared her experience of arriving in the UK from her home country of Sudan eight years ago to ultimately qualifying an...

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...

Career Advice

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Low paid jobseekers warned to be aware of rogue employers and fake work

25 July 2017 Career Advice

Low paid jobseekers warned to be aware of rogue employers and fake work

Low-paid jobseekers are being conned out of hundreds of pounds by being duped into applying for fake work, it has been revealed. The Government urged...

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, ...