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Fresh blow to child abuse inquiry as key legal figure 'considers quitting'

28 September 2016 England

Fresh blow to child abuse inquiry as key legal figure 'considers quitting'

The national inquiry into child sexual abuse could be facing another serious blow after reports its most senior lawyer is considering standing down. Ben Emmerson QC, who is counsel to the inquiry, is said to disagree with its chairwoman Alexis Jay about its f...

Council adverts banned for portraying beggars as 'disingenuous and undeserving'

28 September 2016 England

Council adverts banned for portraying beggars as 'disingenuous and undeserving'

Four Nottingham City Council posters urging people not to give money to beggars have been banned for being likely to cause widespread offence and reinforcing negative stereotypes. One of the posters, seen in May and June, showed a person smoking a roll-up cig...

Nursing and midwifery disciplinary charges to stay private until hearings

27 September 2016 England

Nursing and midwifery disciplinary charges to stay private until hearings

Allegations against nurses and midwives will no longer be available for public scrutiny ahead of disciplinary hearings, a regulator has said. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), which was criticised over its handling of the charges against Ebola nurse Pa...

Spike in homelessness sees Council spend £1m housing families in Travelodges

23 September 2016 England

Spike in homelessness sees Council spend £1m housing families in Travelodges

A local authority has spent more than £1m housing homeless families in Travelodge hotel rooms. Peterborough City Council confirmed it had run out of hostel beds and B&B rooms to house people after a spike in the number of families presenting as homeless. The...

Union warns 30-hour free childcare plan 'threatens hundreds of nursery schools'

22 September 2016 England

Union warns 30-hour free childcare plan 'threatens hundreds of nursery schools'

Hundreds of nursery schools could be forced to close if the Government goes ahead with plans to offer parents 30 hours of free childcare, a teaching union has warned. Pre-schools in England would "cease to be financially viable" after the planned two years of...

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Corbyn in pledge to restore fund to help communities deal with immigration

Corbyn in pledge to restore fund to help communities deal with immigration

28 September 2016 England

Jeremy Corbyn is to announce plans to restore a multimillion-pound fund to help local communities deal with the impact of immigration. But the Labour leader risks sparking a row within his own party, as aides said he was not making it...

New research explores 'values-based approach' to social care recruitment challenges

New research explores 'values-based approach' to social care recruitment challenges

28 September 2016 England

Reduced staff turnover and improved staff performance are just some of the benefits delivered by a values based approach to recruitment and retention, according to recent research. That's why Skills for Care is now working with Oxford...

Jeremy Hunt urged to end 'potentially dangerous' night time hospital discharges

Jeremy Hunt urged to end 'potentially dangerous' night time hospital discharges

28 September 2016 England

Jeremy Hunt must set out how he intends to stop hospitals discharging patients in the middle of the night unless they specifically want to go home, MPs have said. The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) ...

Scotland sees increase of 500 drug-related hospital admissions in latest figures

Scotland sees increase of 500 drug-related hospital admissions in latest figures

28 September 2016 Scotland

The number of drug-related hospital stays rose by almost 500 in the last year, according to official figures. There were 7,537 hospital admissions with a diagnosis of drug misuse in 2015/16, up from 7,054 in the previous year. The nu...

Some children held in distant youth prisons going months between family visits - report

Some children held in distant youth prisons going months between family visits - report

28 September 2016 England

Children are held in youth prisons as far as 187 miles (300km) from home, a report has revealed. Inspectors found that young inmates in custody further from home had fewer visits from family and friends. One boy was 187 miles from ho...

Sexual related crimes in Scotland top 10,000 - up 7% in last year

Sexual related crimes in Scotland top 10,000 - up 7% in last year

28 September 2016 Scotland

More than 10,000 sex crimes were reported to Police Scotland in a year, despite recorded crime falling to its lowest level since 1974. New statistics show sex crimes, including rape and sexual assault, increased 7% to 10,273 in Scotla...

University to host North Wales' first annual autism conference in Wrexham

University to host North Wales' first annual autism conference in Wrexham

27 September 2016 Wales

Wrexham Glyndwr University is set to host the first North Wales Annual Autism Conference next month. The event is an opportunity for individuals with an Autism Spectrum Condition, families and professionals to network and access credi...

New campaign aims to highlight support for families affected by drug and alcohol misuse

New campaign aims to highlight support for families affected by drug and alcohol misuse

27 September 2016 Northern Ireland

A new initiative has been launched in Northern Ireland to highlight the support that is available for family members who are affected by a loved one’s drinking and/or drug misuse and encourage them to get help in their own right. ‘B...

'Problem-solving' approach of Family Drug and Alcohol Courts praised in new study

'Problem-solving' approach of Family Drug and Alcohol Courts praised in new study

27 September 2016 England

More new-style family courts which feature lawyer-free hearings should be opened, ministers have been told. Family Drug and Alcohol Courts (FDACs) are benefiting mothers and helping families re-unite, research by academics suggests. ...

Court hears girls as young as 12 'abused, raped and trafficked for sex'

Court hears girls as young as 12 'abused, raped and trafficked for sex'

27 September 2016 England

Young girls were abused, raped and trafficked for sex by Somali men, a court has heard. Alleged victims as young as 12 were subjected to sexual abuse that was "degrading, violent and horrible" in inner city Bristol, the city's Crown C...

Care Forum Wales' chair warns of 'triple whammy threat' to care services

Care Forum Wales' chair warns of 'triple whammy threat' to care services

27 September 2016 Wales

Care Forum Wales' chair, Marlo Kreft, has been interviewed on the BBC's Good Morning Wales programme following his warnings about the 'triple whammy' hitting care homes and domiciliary care companies. Mr Kreft's (pictured) warning fol...

Sturgeon pledges support for new project to improve lives of children in care

Sturgeon pledges support for new project to improve lives of children in care

27 September 2016 Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon has pledged to listen to 1,000 young people as part of a project to improve the lives of children in care. The First Minister met with young people at the charity Who Cares? Scotland in Glasgow on Monday to launch the ...

NISCC issues call to social care managers as Forum visits Omagh

NISCC issues call to social care managers as Forum visits Omagh

27 September 2016 Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) have issued a call for social care managers to participate in a forthcoming Forum to be held in Omagh.The Forum, taking place at Silverbirch Hotel on Thursday 20 October 2016, is an oppo...

Most with 'invisible' health issues worry about telling others of condition

Most with 'invisible' health issues worry about telling others of condition

26 September 2016 Scotland

People with mental health problems and other "invisible" illnesses worry about telling those around them about their conditions, a survey has found. Research published for Invisible Illness Week found that 66% of people would be hesit...

Welsh Gov launch universal health programme for children up to 7 years old

Welsh Gov launch universal health programme for children up to 7 years old

26 September 2016 Wales

Healthy Child Wales, a programme that will ensure every child up to the age of seven receives consistent and universal health services in Wales, was launched by the Minister for Social Services and Public Health Rebecca Evans today. I...

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Webwatch: Fundraising drive for music service which aims to tackle depression

13 September 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: Fundraising drive for music service which aims to tackle depression

An online service which aims to promote music as an aid to battling depression is launching a fundraising campaign. Mental health a...

Webwatch: i-HOP - New Barnardo’s toolkit to help children of prisoners

09 September 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: i-HOP - New Barnardo’s toolkit to help children of prisoners

A free information service to help the children and families of prisoners in England and Wales has been launched by children’s chari...

Webwatch: One-stop NHS website to book appointments and get advice

08 September 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: One-stop NHS website to book appointments and get advice

A new one-stop NHS website where patients book appointments, order prescriptions and access medical advice is being developed, healt...

Webwatch: Trello - Collaborative project management tool

30 August 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: Trello - Collaborative project management tool

Trello is a visual and easy to use project management tool that allows for collaboration. It’s free to set up so you can give it a g...

Webwatch: New app to help Scottish healthcare staff fight antibiotic resistance

23 August 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: New app to help Scottish healthcare staff fight antibiotic resistance

A groundbreaking new app to help healthcare staff tackle antibiotic resistance has been launched in Scotland. The app, which will b...

Webwatch: Behavioural Activation - Help test new online depression therapy

05 August 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: Behavioural Activation - Help test new online depression therapy

People who are feeling low or depressed are being offered the opportunity to take part in a study exploring the effectiveness of a...

Webwatch - Dementia Citizens goes live with launch of new Apps

05 August 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch - Dementia Citizens goes live with launch of new Apps

Nesta, along with partners, the Department of Health, Alzheimer's Research UK, and Alzheimer’s Society, have this week announced the...

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 ...

Engage: Comment & Opinion

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Engage: Drug and alcohol-related deaths: What of those left behind?

27 September 2016 Engage

Engage: Drug and alcohol-related deaths: What of those left behind?

According to popular wisdom death is the great leveller, affirming our common humanity whatever our status in life. But our recent study of people bereaved by a drug or alcohol-related death found it can also marginalise and stigmatise both those who have...

Engage: Essential information on pay for social care employers in Scotland

16 September 2016 Engage

Engage: Essential information on pay for social care employers in Scotland

On 1st October 2016, all adult social care workers in Scotland are to be paid at least £8.25 per hour. Here, HR and Employment Law director of Peninsula, Alan Price, speaks on how employers can get the wage right and why it is imperative for them to imple...

Engage: Connect, communicate and care on World Suicide Prevention Day

10 September 2016 Engage

Engage: Connect, communicate and care on World Suicide Prevention Day

"I have met many parents who have lost a child to suicide," explains Louis Appleby, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Manchester and Chair of the National Suicide Prevention Strategy Advisory Group. "They are looking for explanations, they o...

Engage: Mental health disabilities and ‘will and preferences’

09 September 2016 Engage

Engage: Mental health disabilities and ‘will and preferences’

The hugely important UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities aims to ‘promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their...

Engage: How can we all reap the benefits of self care?

02 September 2016 Engage

Engage: How can we all reap the benefits of self care?

“We are at the tipping point of a cultural change towards self-care as a way of life and work”, says Dr Pete Smith of the Self Care Forum, “but for change to happen we must work collaboratively with each other and with people and patients.” To share way...

Engage: Why writing is my form of therapy

23 August 2016 Engage

Engage: Why writing is my form of therapy

Author, Will Green (35) is a former alcoholic and mental health sufferer who is passionate about raising awareness of mental illness. He talks to us about how he uses writing as a form of therapy. Writing had been suggested to me various times by therapi...

Engage: People feel more pain if they carry a sense of grievance – why?

16 August 2016 Engage

Engage: People feel more pain if they carry a sense of grievance – why?

We all experience the ups and downs of life sometimes. We might be treated badly by others or miss out on something we think we deserve, like a promotion at work. This can make us feel wronged, but we often get over it – or so you might think. In recent...

Engage: Listening to each other improves our lives at home and at work

15 August 2016 Engage

Engage: Listening to each other improves our lives at home and at work

In Scotland this year, 1 in 4 adults and 1 in 10 children will experience a mental health problem. An experience of mental ill-health such as anxiety or depression  is not an unusual  reaction to life events and is being increasingly recognised as such. ...

Engage: Soon nurses will pay for their education – they should demand higher wages

15 August 2016 Engage

Engage: Soon nurses will pay for their education – they should demand higher wages

The NHS doesn’t have enough nurses, nor are enough being trained to meet future demand. And yet the government has confirmed it is scrapping nursing bursaries, which cover the cost of tuition fees. Instead, prospective student nurses, midwives and allied ...

Engage: Addressing delays in discharge – a case of integrated care in action?

03 August 2016 Engage

Engage: Addressing delays in discharge – a case of integrated care in action?

A report by the National Audit Office (NAO) published earlier this year estimated that delays in discharging medically fit patients from hospital were costing £820m a year. In spite of many organisations across the country introducing various measures to ...

Engage: Coalition in call for new model of social care support in Scotland

03 August 2016 Engage

Engage: Coalition in call for new model of social care support in Scotland

Scotland’s social care support system increasingly risks cracking under the strain, as demand rises and funding fails to keep pace, to the potential detriment of thousands of disabled people and their families. Responding to these concerns, this week saw...

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...

Education & Training

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Early Years degree recognised as a leader in field of early years education and practice

27 September 2016

Early Years degree recognised as a leader in field of early years education and practice

A University of South Wales (USW) course has been recognised as a leader in the field of early years education and practice. The Care Council for Wales (CCW) has recommended that USW’s BA Early Years Education and Practice (with Earl...

City and Guilds approve Diploma in Adult Care qualification in Northern Ireland

27 September 2016

City and Guilds approve Diploma in Adult Care qualification in Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) has announced that the City and Guilds Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (Northern Ireland) has been approved and is now on the City and Guilds list of approved qualifications for Northern Irelan...

University of York to invest £500K in student mental health support

23 September 2016

University of York to invest £500K in student mental health support

The University of York is investing up £500,000 in mental health care provision over the next three years to further enhance student support services and strengthen its community partnerships in promoting positive mental well-being. The in...

Academics hail impact of podcasts on global discussion of palliative care

23 September 2016

Academics hail impact of podcasts on global discussion of palliative care

A new study conducted by the Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute Liverpool (MCPCIL) shows the positive impact and reach podcasts can have on palliative care globally. MCPCIL was formed in 2004 and is a partnership between the University ...

Childhood studies graduate recognised for inspirational commitment

23 September 2016

Childhood studies graduate recognised for inspirational commitment

One of Sunderland’s most inspirational adult learners has been recognised by the University of Sunderland for her achievements. A graduate of both the University’s Childhood Studies degree course, and Sunderland City Council’s ‘Next Steps’...

New MA Early Childhood Studies by distance learning introduced by London Met

16 September 2016

New MA Early Childhood Studies by distance learning introduced by London Met

New to the 2016 academic year, MA Early Childhood Studies is part of London Met’s distance learning programme where students are able to complete their studies whilst working, or even whilst living in a different country. This was true...

Academic study links recessions to suicides and mental health problems

15 September 2016

Academic study links recessions to suicides and mental health problems

A recent study from academics at City, University of London has shown that the 2008 recession in Europe was associated with adverse health outcomes, as the crisis was linked to an increase in the number of suicides and mental health problem...

Death and dying explored at major social work conference

15 September 2016

Death and dying explored at major social work conference

An understanding of death is at the heart of social work practice through direct interaction with the dying and their families, encountering bereaved service users, and with the risk of death across safeguarding procedures for children and ...

Addiction and substance misuse module open for applications at RGU

09 September 2016

Addiction and substance misuse module open for applications at RGU

A unique health module at Robert Gordon University (RGU) is now open for applications for those who wish to advance their professional knowledge and skills in the field of addiction and substance misuse. Developed by a diverse group of hea...

Gething to give keynote speech at University of South Wales conference on dementia

02 September 2016

Gething to give keynote speech at University of South Wales conference on dementia

Vaughan Gething, the Welsh Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport, is to give a keynote speech at an event focusing on dementia. The University of South Wales (USW) is hosting the #USWDEM16 Conference on Sept...

Eminent social work figure joins University of Huddersfield as Visiting Professor

17 August 2016

Eminent social work figure joins University of Huddersfield as Visiting Professor

A professor whose detailed investigation of social work education in the UK has influenced Government policymaking will now work closely with students and researchers at the University of Huddersfield. It was in 2013 that David Croisdale-A...

New Learning Disabilities Core Skills Education and Training Framework launched

06 August 2016

New Learning Disabilities Core Skills Education and Training Framework launched

Skills for Health, Health Education England and Skills for Care have launched a comprehensive new resource to support health and social care staff and educators in England who work with people living with a learning disability. The Learnin...

Lancaster University leads scoping study into national family justice observatory

05 August 2016

Lancaster University leads scoping study into national family justice observatory

A scoping study, aiming to explore the feasibility of establishing a new national family justice observatory, is being led by a team from Lancaster University. The scoping study was commissioned by the Nuffield Foundation as part of its wo...

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...

Reports & Resources

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Report: Recruitment and retention in the social service workforce in Scotland

28 September 2016 Reports & Resources

Report: Recruitment and retention in the social service workforce in Scotland

In February 2016, the Social Work Services Strategic Forum, through the Office of the Chief Social Work Adviser, commissioned a review of the recruitm...

Policy Paper: Making a difference in dementia, nursing vision and strategy

23 September 2016 Reports & Resources

Policy Paper: Making a difference in dementia, nursing vision and strategy

The Department of Health have published a revised edition of 'Making a difference in dementia, nursing vision and strategy' which sets out the r...

Video Seminar: Longitudinal Study of Children in Care in Northern Ireland

23 September 2016 Reports & Resources

Video Seminar: Longitudinal Study of Children in Care in Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Social Care Council have hosted a presentation by Montserrat Fargas Malet (pictured) from Queens University Belfast of the findin...

Report: Review of Autism Network Scotland Final Report

23 September 2016 Reports & Resources

Report: Review of Autism Network Scotland Final Report

This report presents findings from an independent review of Autism Network Scotland. Autism Network Scotland was established in 2012 as one of the im...

New To Care

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Inspiring mature student overcomes obstacles with a degree in Social Work

12 September 2016 New To Care

Inspiring mature student overcomes obstacles with a degree in Social Work

A mature University of Chester graduand has adapted to life as a student again and overcome difficult personal circumstances in the process. Wendy Hind began her So...

First recruits start new paramedic course as it opens for external applicants

12 September 2016 New To Care

First recruits start new paramedic course as it opens for external applicants

The first group of students on a new paramedic course have started the next step in their careers. In a bid to help address the national paramedic shortage and to i...

Fife careers fair to showcase social care and support work opportunities

25 August 2016 New To Care

Fife careers fair to showcase social care and support work opportunities

If you live in the Fife area we have news of an event which will showcase career opportunities across social care and support organisations in the region. Taking pl...

Perth & Kinross Council information sessions on becoming a childminder

03 August 2016 New To Care

Perth & Kinross Council information sessions on becoming a childminder

Perth & Kinross Council's Early Education and Childcare Strategy Team have announced details of their 'Introduction to Becoming a Childminder' sessions for people co...

Career Advice

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New study finds jobseekers 'spending nearly £150 on every interview'

13 September 2016 Career Advice

New study finds jobseekers 'spending nearly £150 on every interview'

Jobseekers are spending hundreds of pounds a year on interviews, including buying new clothes and having a haircut, a new study shows. Totaljobs said...

Career Advice: Six steps to finding fulfilment at work

09 September 2016 Career Advice

Career Advice: Six steps to finding fulfilment at work

We all love the idea of having a fulfilling career in theory, yet not enough of us pursue what they really want to do. Despite this, it is actually po...

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...