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Court of Appeal publish secret family court ruling in Ellie Butler case

29 July 2016 England

Court of Appeal publish secret family court ruling in Ellie Butler case

A ruling relating to the murder of six-year-old Ellie Butler which had been kept under wraps for more than two years has been published. The ruling, made by Mrs Justice Eleanor King following a private hearing in the Family Division of the High Court, was mad...

Scottish Government 'Named Person' scheme blocked by Supreme Court

28 July 2016 Scotland

Scottish Government 'Named Person' scheme blocked by Supreme Court

Campaigners have won a challenge at the UK's highest court against the Scottish Government's proposals to appoint a named person for every child. The scheme was approved by Holyrood as part of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, but an appeal a...

Care home massacre suspect sent to prosecutors after turning himself in to police

27 July 2016 England

Care home massacre suspect sent to prosecutors after turning himself in to police

The man suspected of carrying out a mass stabbing attack that left 19 people dead at a Japanese care home for the mentally disabled has been moved from a local police station to the prosecutor's office in Yokohama. Satoshi Uematsu, 26, his head and shoulders ...

Dozens killed or injured in shocking knife attack at care home for disabled

26 July 2016 England

Dozens killed or injured in shocking knife attack at care home for disabled

At least 19 people have been killed and about 20 wounded in a knife attack at a centre for handicapped people near Tokyo - Japan's worst mass killing in generations. Police said they responded to a call at about 2.30am local time on Tuesday from an employee s...

Police under investigation over handling of Lord Janner child sex abuse claims

25 July 2016 England

Police under investigation over handling of Lord Janner child sex abuse claims

Eleven police officers or staff are under criminal investigation over their handling of child sex abuse allegations against late politician Lord Greville Janner. The peer, who died aged 87 in December, is alleged to have abused children over a period spanning...

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Over 500 children identified as victims in Police Scotland online sex abuse investigation

Over 500 children identified as victims in Police Scotland online sex abuse investigation

29 July 2016 Scotland

More than 500 children have been identified as potential victims of online sexual abuse during a major police investigation. As many as 30 million indecent images were recovered during Police Scotland's Operation Lattise which has res...

Health trust defends millions paid to consultancies linked to chief executive

Health trust defends millions paid to consultancies linked to chief executive

29 July 2016 England

A heavily-criticised health trust has defended its payments of millions of pounds to consultancies run by professional contacts of under-fire chief executive Katrina Percy. Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has been the subject of ...

Judge concludes barring publication of Ellie Butler case ruling was mistake

Judge concludes barring publication of Ellie Butler case ruling was mistake

29 July 2016 England

A High Court judge was wrong to bar publication of a behind-closed-doors ruling relating to the murder of six-year-old Ellie Butler, a judicial head has said. Lord Dyson, the Master of the Rolls and the second most senior judge in Eng...

Sturgeon promises clarification over controversial Named Person policy

Sturgeon promises clarification over controversial Named Person policy

29 July 2016 Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon has pledged her government will "clarify" parts of the controversial named person policy after the UK's highest court ruled the legislation is currently "incompatible" with European human-rights laws. The flagship poli...

Victims charity alarmed as prisoners freed by mistake hits highest level for six years

Victims charity alarmed as prisoners freed by mistake hits highest level for six years

29 July 2016 England

The number of prisoners mistakenly released has reached the highest level for six years. Sixty-five convicted criminals or suspects were freed in error in 2015/16 - an increase of 16 compared with the previous year and the highest in ...

Major inequalities faced by deafblind people accessing healthcare services

Major inequalities faced by deafblind people accessing healthcare services

29 July 2016 England

A report published today by the national deafblind charity, Sense, highlights major health inequalities and barriers faced by deafblind people accessing healthcare in England. It comes ahead of the implementation of the Accessible Inf...

Poppi Worthington's mother hopes second inquest will reveal truth about death

Poppi Worthington's mother hopes second inquest will reveal truth about death

29 July 2016 England

The mother of 13-month-old Poppi Worthington whose sudden death was shrouded in secrecy hopes that a second inquest will uncover how her daughter died. The infant died after collapsing with serious injuries at her home in Barrow-in-Fu...

Killer nurse Victorino Chua fails in bid to challenge conviction and sentence

Killer nurse Victorino Chua fails in bid to challenge conviction and sentence

28 July 2016 England

A hospital nurse who murdered two patients and poisoned others has failed in a bid to challenge his conviction and sentence. Victorino Chua was jailed for life with a minimum term of 35 years in May last year after being convicted by ...

New figures show cocaine and ecstasy use soars in wealthier households

New figures show cocaine and ecstasy use soars in wealthier households

28 July 2016 England

Cocaine and ecstasy use has jumped among people from wealthier households in England and Wales, new figures indicate. In 2015/16, 3% of those aged 16 to 59 from households with incomes of at least £50,000 reported taking powder cocain...

Teenage Cancer Trust open new state-of-the-art unit in Glasgow

Teenage Cancer Trust open new state-of-the-art unit in Glasgow

28 July 2016 Scotland

Royalty, a rock legend and a popular comedian put a smile on the faces of young children as they opened a state-of-the-art cancer unit in Glasgow. The Who frontman and long-time charity patron Roger Daltrey joined Kevin Bridges and Sa...

SNP to press ahead with Named Person scheme despite 'incompatible' ruling

SNP to press ahead with Named Person scheme despite 'incompatible' ruling

28 July 2016 Scotland

The Scottish Government insists controversial new measures to appoint a named person for every child will still go ahead despite the UK's highest court ruling the legislation at present is "incompatible" with European human rights laws...

Vulnerable families and homeless denied vital housing advice, warns Law Society

Vulnerable families and homeless denied vital housing advice, warns Law Society

28 July 2016 England

Families in large parts of Britain are being denied vital housing advice because of "legal aid deserts" which have emerged due to Government cuts, the Law Society has warned. Almost a third of legal aid areas have just one or no legal...

Researchers shows promising result from trial of new Alzheimer's treatment

Researchers shows promising result from trial of new Alzheimer's treatment

28 July 2016 England

Brain deterioration caused by Alzheimer's has been delayed with a drug for the first time, researchers have announced. Scientists trialling a new treatment called LMTX managed to slow the progression of the disease over 15 months. Th...

Ombudsman criticises restraint of prisoner with dementia 'kept handcuffed just before death'

Ombudsman criticises restraint of prisoner with dementia 'kept handcuffed just before death'

28 July 2016 England

An elderly prisoner with dementia was kept handcuffed in hospital until shortly before his death. The 77-year-old was attached to an officer via an "escort chain", which has a handcuff at each end, for two days while he was in hospita...

Union hits out at 'scandal' of homecare workers paid less than minimum wage

Union hits out at 'scandal' of homecare workers paid less than minimum wage

28 July 2016 England

Homecare workers continue to receive less than the minimum wage because of the "scandal" of not being paid for the time spent travelling between visits, the Government is being told. Unison said it believes the practice is widespread,...

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Report: Sutton Safeguarding Children Board - Ellie Butler Serious Case Review

22 June 2016 Reports & Resources

Report: Sutton Safeguarding Children Board - Ellie Butler Serious Case Review

The Sutton Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) has published the serious case review report relating ...

Research shines light on barriers men face as victims of domestic violence

28 July 2016 Education & Training

Research shines light on barriers men face as victims of domestic violence

A Teesside University academic is using her research to shine the spotlight on the sensitive subject...

Theresa May warned over impact of housing benefit cuts on vulnerable groups

21 July 2016 England

Theresa May warned over impact of housing benefit cuts on vulnerable groups

Theresa May risks damaging Britain's international reputation if she fails to scrap housing benefit ...

New dementia activity kit for staff in day care centres and residential care

07 July 2016 Scotland

New dementia activity kit for staff in day care centres and residential care

A new social enterprise, Creating Conversations, is launching an innovative activity kit at the Univ...

Social services criticise 'traumatic effect' on children following raid on couple's home

04 July 2016 England

Social services criticise 'traumatic effect' on children following raid on couple's home

Social services bosses have criticised a police raid on the home of a couple feared to have links to...

National Memory Day launched as flagship event of Dementia Awareness Week 2017

30 June 2016 England

National Memory Day launched as flagship event of Dementia Awareness Week 2017

The benefits of the written and spoken word to people with dementia and those who care for them, wil...

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Webwatch: Your Options Understood - Independent advice to those living with a disability

29 July 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: Your Options Understood - Independent advice to those living with a disability

Your Options Understood (Y.O.U.) is a resource that offers independent advice to those living with a disability, as well as parents ...

Webwatch: AUTOR - new technology to improve understanding for people with Autism

28 July 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: AUTOR - new technology to improve understanding for people with Autism

Innovative new technology is being developed by researchers to help people with autism read and understand text better. Figurative ...

Webwatch: Launch of Measures for Person Centred Coordinated Care

21 July 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: Launch of Measures for Person Centred Coordinated Care

The first free and openly-available comprehensive data resource for international measures relating to patient experience and person...

Webwatch: Serious Case Reviews: briefings to support practice

06 July 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: Serious Case Reviews: briefings to support practice

Research in Practice, working with the research teams at UEA and Warwick University, has launched a new open access website – Seriou...

Webwatch: Guidebook – Create a mobile app for your events and conferences

06 July 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: Guidebook – Create a mobile app for your events and conferences

Organising and hosting events and conferences can involve a lot of administration. Conference programmes, and speaker and venue info...

Webwatch: Addiction Recovery Companion - Tools for Edinburgh recovery community

09 June 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: Addiction Recovery Companion - Tools for Edinburgh recovery community

A new new mobile phone/tablet App for the Edinburgh recovery community has been launched by the Edinburgh Alcohol and Drug Partnersh...

Webwatch: Drug Interactions - online tools improving HIV and hepatitis healthcare

08 June 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: Drug Interactions - online tools improving HIV and hepatitis healthcare

Websites and smartphone applications developed by the University of Liverpool are at the forefront of helping healthcare professiona...

Webwatch: LGBT People and Public Services - A good practice guide from Stonewall Scotland

27 May 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: LGBT People and Public Services - A good practice guide from Stonewall Scotland

Back in 2009, Iriss worked with Stonewall Scotland to develop an online good practice guide - LGBT people and public services - whic...

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Engage: After this miserable and divisive campaign, we need to talk about immigration

20 July 2016 Engage

Engage: After this miserable and divisive campaign, we need to talk about immigration

Britain has voted to leave the European Union. The weeks and months of highly spirited and at times rancorous political campaigning have shown just how deep the fissures that run through Britain really are. And the ultimate dividing line, the defining iss...

Engage: A perfect storm - the coming health and social care crisis for older people

06 July 2016 Engage

Engage: A perfect storm - the coming health and social care crisis for older people

The wrecking of fishing vessel Andrea Gail, immortalised in the film The Perfect Storm, was the result of ignorance of the nature and severity of the developing crisis, combined with bad judgements and risk taking by the captain and crew to maximise profi...

Engage: Time to celebrate nursing in social care

24 June 2016 Engage

Engage: Time to celebrate nursing in social care

Last Sunday I had the privilege of taking part in the Royal College of Nursing 100th anniversary Congress which was held in Glasgow for the first time. Together with the Director of the RCN in Scotland, Theresa Fyfe, and Scotland’s Chief Nursing Officer,...

Engage: Funding cuts could leave victims of domestic violence with nowhere to go

24 June 2016 Engage

Engage: Funding cuts could leave victims of domestic violence with nowhere to go

Right across England and Wales, local councils have been coping with successive cuts to their budgets for the past six years. Between 2010 and 2015, cuts to local councils amounted to £18 billion in real terms, and a further £9.5 billion is expected to be...

Engage: It's not unusual? Developing social business models in Welsh health and social care

23 June 2016 Engage

Engage: It's not unusual? Developing social business models in Welsh health and social care

For over a decade, England has used social business models in health and social care as an attractive alternative to either state monopolies or privatisation. This includes the organisational models of social enterprise, co-operatives and micro enterprise...

Engage: Beastie Boy John Berry died of frontal lobe dementia – but what is it?

14 June 2016 Engage

Engage: Beastie Boy John Berry died of frontal lobe dementia – but what is it?

Professor Jan Oyebode looks at frontal lobe dementia, what it is, the symptoms and how it affects the individual and carers. John Berry, a founder member of the Beastie Boys, has died of dementia at the age of 52. Berry's father told Rolling Stone magazi...

Engage: Revisiting Child Protection - How do we best protect our children?

13 June 2016 Engage

Engage: Revisiting Child Protection - How do we best protect our children?

Welcome to the first blog of Revisiting Child protection in Scotland. The project emerges out of academic research – out of the findings from a UK-wide study of how social workers communicate with children and young people in child and family social work ...

Engage: It’s the little things that count – supporting great social work practice with carers

08 June 2016 Engage

Engage: It’s the little things that count – supporting great social work practice with carers

With over 6.5 million carers across the UK, Lisa Smith, Research and Development Manager at Research in Practice for Adults (RiPfA), believes we need to make supporting this unpaid workforce a priority. RiPfA has been examining current social work practic...

Engage: The Care Certificate - Best Practice Guidelines for eLearning success

02 June 2016 Engage

Engage: The Care Certificate - Best Practice Guidelines for eLearning success

Since its introduction in 2015, thousands of health and social care workers have completed the Care Certificate. Designed with the Cavendish Review in mind, it comprises 15 standards to which staff must adhere when carrying out their roles. Traditionally,...

Engage: St Andrews - A dementia friendly community

27 May 2016 Engage

Engage: St Andrews - A dementia friendly community

Dr Maggie Ellis, Fellow in Dementia Care at the St Andrews University, is spearheading a new initiative aimed at making St Andrews a dementia friendly community. Here she shares with us the background to her work and how her innovative techniques have bee...

Engage: No 'I' in 'teams' but it's the start of 'integrate'

27 May 2016 Engage

Engage: No 'I' in 'teams' but it's the start of 'integrate'

The importance of teams to the successful delivery of health and care services is now well established. There is an overwhelming evidence base that teams of relevant professionals coming together to achieve a shared goal can lead to genuine improvements i...

Engage: How designing smarter textile tech can help people living with dementia

27 May 2016 Engage

Engage: How designing smarter textile tech can help people living with dementia

We all expect to have the right to enjoy life from beginning to end; to have fun, laugh and experience pleasurable, playful moments. But what if we are affected by a disease that adversely affects both memory and our perception of the world? What if this ...

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Research shines light on barriers men face as victims of domestic violence

28 July 2016

Research shines light on barriers men face as victims of domestic violence

A Teesside University academic is using her research to shine the spotlight on the sensitive subject of male victims of domestic violence. Dr Jessica McCarrick, a Senior Lecturer in Counselling Psychology, thinks more should be done to sup...

Films and resources from workshop exploring digital tools in social work education

21 July 2016

Films and resources from workshop exploring digital tools in social work education

The Department of Social Work and Social Care at the University of Sussex recently hosted an innovative one-day workshop exploring the digital curriculum in social work education and practice. Funded by the Higher Education Innovation Fund...

University in call for volunteers to participate in autism research study

20 July 2016

University in call for volunteers to participate in autism research study

Researchers from the University of Kent are seeking volunteers to take part in a study on autism that should shed new light on the condition.  Dr Toby Nicholson, of the University’s School of Psychology, is leading the research to compar...

New University building for psychology and autism research officially opens

20 July 2016

New University building for psychology and autism research officially opens

The University of Bath’s Department of Psychology are officially opening at their new 10 West building today. The building will provide space for the expansion of the Department of Psychology, including the new Centre for Applied Autism Re...

New research shows dogs significantly de-stress families with autistic children

20 July 2016

New research shows dogs significantly de-stress families with autistic children

Owning a pet dog reduces stress and significantly improves functioning in families who have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), new research has shown. The study, carried out by researchers at the University of Lincoln, UK, and ...

London social worker recognised for 31 year career with Honorary Degree

15 July 2016

London social worker recognised for 31 year career with Honorary Degree

A social worker of 31 years, has been awarded an Honorary Degree at Middlesex University’s graduation ceremony this week. Following a distinguished career in mental health, child protection and family intervention, Nikki Bradley's recognit...

Free four week falls prevention course aimed at anyone caring for elderly

15 July 2016

Free four week falls prevention course aimed at anyone caring for elderly

We have news of a free online course from Newcastle University which is sure to interest care home staff, home carers and anyone who cares for older people professionally or at home. The four week, “Ageing Well: Falls” course explores why ...

UEL researchers praise programme providing crucial support to suicidal people

13 July 2016

UEL researchers praise programme providing crucial support to suicidal people

A University of East London report has found that a unique pilot programme which offers people experiencing emotional distress or feeling suicidal, greatly improved the wellbeing of most clients. The report, by UEL’s Centre for Social Work...

New online course aims to empower workers to improve health and social care services

12 July 2016

New online course aims to empower workers to improve health and social care services

The University of Bath have announced a new free online course aiming to give people working in health and social care organisations the skills and confidence to improve the quality of healthcare provision. The six-week course is designed ...

Applications open for ethnic minority social care leadership programme

11 July 2016

Applications open for ethnic minority social care leadership programme

Skills for Care have announced they are now accepting expressions of interest for the Moving Up leadership programme, which is for black, Asian and minority ethnic social care leaders. Currently, the leadership profile of the social ca...

Sheffield Hallam researchers explore efficacy of palliative care in England

06 July 2016

Sheffield Hallam researchers explore efficacy of palliative care in England

A new report by Sheffield Hallam University has revealed that, despite an abundance of government recommendations on end of life care in England, there is uncertainty as to whether they have led to improvements in patient care. As the Go...

Report and materials from Westminster symposium on sexual violence available

06 July 2016

Report and materials from Westminster symposium on sexual violence available

On Friday 17 June, a one-day symposium, 'Sexual Violence Against Women: Voice and Representation', took place at the University of Westminster in London. Organised by Dr Georgina Colby, Lecturer in English, and Hannah Camplin, Le...

Stirling research study finds growing support for changes to electronic tagging

06 July 2016

Stirling research study finds growing support for changes to electronic tagging

Findings and recommendations released in a new report by University of Stirling criminologists, Professor Gill McIvor and Dr Hannah Graham, indicate support among criminal justice practitioners for key changes to the use of electronic monit...

Kent academics extend innovative Autism project to include entire family

01 July 2016

Kent academics extend innovative Autism project to include entire family

Following pioneering research using drama with autistic children, University of Kent experts are now expanding their work to include the whole family.  The work by the School of Arts Imagining Autism project is showing siblings how to r...

University of Gloucestershire to launch new BSc Honours degree in Nursing

01 July 2016

University of Gloucestershire to launch new BSc Honours degree in Nursing

The University of Gloucestershire is working with NHS Trusts in Gloucestershire to address nursing shortages by introducing a degree programme in Nursing from 2017. The Department for Health, the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and the Roya...

University of Derby Online Learning launch new short courses aimed at CYP professionals

29 June 2016

University of Derby Online Learning launch new short courses aimed at CYP professionals

Healthcare professionals from around the world wanting to develop their career can benefit from two short courses launched by University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL). The courses titled ‘Child and Adolescent Mental Health’ and ‘Social P...

Plymouth to host workshop exploring self-criticism and compassion-focused therapy

29 June 2016

Plymouth to host workshop exploring self-criticism and compassion-focused therapy

A workshop exploring the many forms of self criticism and how new research could help people quieten its voice is taking place at Plymouth University this autumn. Hosted by the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences from 12-14 September, the...

York St John play to be showcased at national child safety conference

23 June 2016

York St John play to be showcased at national child safety conference

A play created by York St John University theatre lecturers is to be showcased at a national NSPCC conference this week in London. The production, by Senior Lecturers Rachel Conlon and Jules Dorey Richmond, raises awareness of child sexual...

Sunderland opens School of Nursing with new BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice

20 June 2016

Sunderland opens School of Nursing with new BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice

The University of Sunderland has announced the launch a new School of Nursing as well a new three-year BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice. The new School of Nursing will be housed within the University’s Sciences Complex, home of its resear...

Leicester approve new Distance Learning Postgraduate course in Diabetes Care

17 June 2016

Leicester approve new Distance Learning Postgraduate course in Diabetes Care

The University of Leicester has approved a new distance learning degree which will equip you with the knowledge, confidence and skills to specialise in diabetes care. The Distance Learning PGCert/PGDip/MSc in Diabetes is being facilitated ...

North-East research in doubt unless male victims of domestic violence come forward

17 June 2016

North-East research in doubt unless male victims of domestic violence come forward

Valuable research at a North East university is in danger of not going ahead because of a lack of voices from a too often silent population. Male domestic violence is an issue that, as with any domestic violence, causes psychological harm ...

Survey identifies demand for Community Development for Social Work in Northern Ireland

15 June 2016

Survey identifies demand for Community Development for Social Work in Northern Ireland

A survey led by the Southern Health and Social Care Trust Website (SHSCT) has identified demand and content for a Community Development Training Programme in the Professionals in Practice (PiP) Framework for Social Work. Community Developm...

Researchers explore benefits of spirituality helping the elderly overcome life transitions

15 June 2016

Researchers explore benefits of spirituality helping the elderly overcome life transitions

‌Old age can be a challenge, confronting people with profound changes that include the loss of loved ones, failing health and the looming end of their own lives. Can the experience be eased by mental health practitioners who use therapeutic...

LSBU to team up with hospice to offer new end-of-life care courses

13 June 2016

LSBU to team up with hospice to offer new end-of-life care courses

London South Bank University (LSBU) has teamed up with Saint Francis Hospice to offer new, part-time and full-time interdisciplinary postgraduate courses in palliative and end of life care. The new courses, starting September 2016, hav...

MS Society fund new research into the needs of carers of people with multiple sclerosis

10 June 2016

MS Society fund new research into the needs of carers of people with multiple sclerosis

The MS Society is to fund a new study into the needs of families and carers of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and the impact of MS on their lives. The study will be carried out by researchers at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh...

Study explores novel assessment tool for monitoring hydration in end of life care

10 June 2016

Study explores novel assessment tool for monitoring hydration in end of life care

In a UK first, researchers from the Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute Liverpool, based at the University of Liverpool, have utilised a novel assessment tool to help monitor the hydration levels of a critically ill patient with POEMS syn...

Poor basic care in developing world could create major ‘healthcare crisis’

10 June 2016

Poor basic care in developing world could create major ‘healthcare crisis’

A failure to implement robust primary healthcare systems could see the developing world combating a $21trillion healthcare crisis – equivalent to the GDP of the USA and UK combined. Stuart Telfer, Programme Leader of University of the West...

Lecturers 'no alternative' but to stage more strikes in pay dispute

10 June 2016

Lecturers 'no alternative' but to stage more strikes in pay dispute

Lecturers are to stage a fresh wave of strikes in a long-running row over pay. Members of the University and College Union (UCU) will take action on separate days next week at the universities of Edinburgh, Kent, Sussex, Glasgow, West of S...

Universities to explore specific genetic variant known to increase dementia risk

08 June 2016

Universities to explore specific genetic variant known to increase dementia risk

The Medical Research Council (MRC) has awarded a team of UK scientists a £1.75m grant to study how a specific genetic variant known to increase risk for dementia affects the brain. The researchers – from Cardiff, Bristol and Oxford Uni...

New series of CPD courses on infant mental health launched at North-East conference

08 June 2016

New series of CPD courses on infant mental health launched at North-East conference

Almost 200 specialists from across the North-East have gathered at Northumbria University to find out about the support it can offer practitioners on issues surrounding infant mental health. The UK’s first Infant Mental Health Awareness we...

Liverpool host international workshop on different approaches to tackle population ageing

03 June 2016

Liverpool host international workshop on different approaches to tackle population ageing

The University of Liverpool is hosting an international workshop on ageing as part of a strategic collaboration between UK and Japanese academia and industry called RENKEI. Aimed at postgraduate researchers and research staff, ‘Living with...

Experts gather as St Andrews hosts European summit on Mental Health and Addictions

02 June 2016

Experts gather as St Andrews hosts European summit on Mental Health and Addictions

Experts from all over the world will gather for a major European conference on mental health and addictions at the University of St Andrews tomorrow (Friday 3 June 2016). ‘Emerging priorities in mental health and addiction: The Virtual Wor...

New research explores the benefits of psychological care in cancer patients

27 May 2016

New research explores the benefits of psychological care in cancer patients

Research undertaken at the University of Chester is leading the way in promoting the importance of looking after the psychological well-being of cancer patients, as part of their healthcare. Psychological distress is common, and understa...

Cutting-edge project highlights benefits of hair care in dementia treatment

27 May 2016

Cutting-edge project highlights benefits of hair care in dementia treatment

A good hair day not only affects how we look but also impacts on how we feel and a new study, led by the University of Stirling, highlights for the first time the benefits appearance-related support like hairdressing has in helping people l...

Children’s Commissioner praises Teeside for efforts in supporting care leavers

27 May 2016

Children’s Commissioner praises Teeside for efforts in supporting care leavers

The Children’s Commissioner for England visited Teesside University last week to talk about the important role education can play in shaping the future of care leavers’ lives. Anne Longfield OBE was the guest speaker at the annual Raising ...

Imperial College London to showcase Master's programmes at open evening

27 May 2016

Imperial College London to showcase Master's programmes at open evening

An open evening displaying some of Imperial College London's Master's programmes designed for healthcare professionals is taking place at 6pm on June 7 at St Mary's Campus, Praed Street. At this event, the Masters' in Patient Safety, Healt...

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New framework launched to support work with harmful sexual behaviours

25 July 2016 Reports & Resources

New framework launched to support work with harmful sexual behaviours

There is currently no national strategy for tackling harmful sexual behaviour, meaning many children are being left with poor access to support. NSPC...

Consultation: Reporting and acting on child abuse and neglect (Home Office)

22 July 2016 Reports & Resources

Consultation: Reporting and acting on child abuse and neglect (Home Office)

This consultation sets out the government’s programme of reform to provide better outcomes for vulnerable children. It seeks views on the possible...

Resource: Stepping up to the place: The key to successful health and social care integration

06 July 2016 Reports & Resources

Resource: Stepping up to the place: The key to successful health and social care integration

A tool kit of resources to help local health and care leaders move further and faster on achieving their vision of integration will today be unveiled ...

Report: Changes To Social Work In 3 London Boroughs - 'Focus on Practice'

05 July 2016 Reports & Resources

Report: Changes To Social Work In 3 London Boroughs - 'Focus on Practice'

‘Focus on Practice’ seeks to bring greater coherence and confidence to social work practice through processes based on ‘systems thinking’. This evalu...

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Case Study: Nigerian mum fulfils lifelong social work ambition

28 July 2016 New To Care

Case Study: Nigerian mum fulfils lifelong social work ambition

As the youngest of nine children Ola Tony-Obot was expected from an early age to learn a trade and forget her education. But refusing to give up on her ambitions, Ol...

Case Study: Social work degree helps Sussex student to give young disabled adults a voice

20 July 2016 New To Care

Case Study: Social work degree helps Sussex student to give young disabled adults a voice

“Having to learn on your feet how to communicate with someone who is non-verbal and can’t sign is a real challenge,” says Zoe Joyce, a 34-year-old mature student, wh...

Greenwich to host open evening on qualifications in Health & Social Care

14 June 2016 New To Care

Greenwich to host open evening on qualifications in Health & Social Care

Expert advice for careers in nursing, health, social care and more is on offer at the next University of Greenwich Health & Social Care Open Evening. There are two ...

Scotland's first Graduate Medical Programme to accommodate up to 50 students per year

14 June 2016 New To Care

Scotland's first Graduate Medical Programme to accommodate up to 50 students per year

Scotland’s first Graduate Medical Programme, designed to meet the current and future needs of the country’s NHS, will be delivered by the University of St Andrews to...

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Employers urged to do more to help staff's mental health problems

27 July 2016 Career Advice

Employers urged to do more to help staff's mental health problems

Firms are being urged to do more to support workers with mental health issues after new research revealed that an increasing number of employees are s...

Firms being less strict about degree award when hiring, study shows

25 July 2016 Career Advice

Firms being less strict about degree award when hiring, study shows

Fewer firms are asking graduates to gain at least a 2:1 in their degree in order to be considered for a job. New research suggests that employers are...

8 reasons why you may be ready for a new direction

21 July 2016 Career Advice

8 reasons why you may be ready for a new direction

Sometimes the need for a career change pops up at very short notice and rather surprises us. Sometimes our need for a career change lingers for a long...

Tips on how to relieve workplace stress and improve relationships

01 July 2016 Career Advice

Tips on how to relieve workplace stress and improve relationships

Anyone who works in the care sector knows how serious their job can be and often times the idea of fun just doesn’t come into it. However, here Simon ...