England http://www.careappointments.co.uk Fri, 20 Oct 2017 22:30:44 +0100 en-gb BASW call on BBC Eastenders to portray more 'accurate & positive depiction of social work' http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42705-basw-call-on-bbc-eastenders-to-portray-more-accurate-positive-depiction-of-social-work http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42705-basw-call-on-bbc-eastenders-to-portray-more-accurate-positive-depiction-of-social-work BASW call on BBC Eastenders to portray more 'accurate & positive depiction of social work'
Following a fortnight long controversial storyline on BBC's Eastenders involving a social worker issuing child protection measures that sparked outcry from some quarters of the social care community, The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) has written an open letter to the producers of the show calling for “more accurate,…
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England Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:16:08 +0100
Wages not keeping pace with 'spiralling' cost of childcare, warn TUC http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42703-wages-not-keeping-pace-with-spiralling-cost-of-childcare-warn-tuc http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42703-wages-not-keeping-pace-with-spiralling-cost-of-childcare-warn-tuc Wages not keeping pace with 'spiralling' cost of childcare, warn TUC
The cost of childcare for young children has increased up to seven times faster than wages over the past few years, a new study reveals. Analysis by the TUC showed that in England the average pay of parents with a one-year-old child rose by 12% in cash terms between 2008…
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England Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:10:49 +0100
Nurses warn of 'blind spot' in new system of recording assaults on NHS staff http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42702-nurses-warn-of-blind-spot-in-new-system-of-recording-assaults-on-nhs-staff http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42702-nurses-warn-of-blind-spot-in-new-system-of-recording-assaults-on-nhs-staff Nurses warn of 'blind spot' in new system of recording assaults on NHS staff
Changes to the way assaults on NHS staff are recorded have been criticised by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). The RCN expressed concern that the Government intends to rely on an annual survey that health service workers complete on an optional basis for information, rather than replace the collection…
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England Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:44:06 +0100
Woman who carried out 'abhorrent' sexual abuse on boy, 11, jailed for 15 years http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42700-woman-who-carried-out-abhorrent-sexual-abuse-on-boy-11-jailed-for-15-years http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42700-woman-who-carried-out-abhorrent-sexual-abuse-on-boy-11-jailed-for-15-years Woman who carried out 'abhorrent' sexual abuse on boy, 11, jailed for 15 years
A woman has been jailed for the "truly abhorrent" sexual abuse of an 11-year-old boy. Dawn Davies, 36, was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court to 15 years after a jury convicted her of 12 counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity. The court heard how…
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England Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:36:24 +0100
Kids Company founder clashes with BBC presenter over charity's demise http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42699-kids-company-founder-clashes-with-bbc-presenter-over-charity-s-demise http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42699-kids-company-founder-clashes-with-bbc-presenter-over-charity-s-demise Kids Company founder clashes with BBC presenter over charity's demise
The founder of the now-defunct Kids Company clashed with BBC presenter Victoria Derbyshire as she insisted she was not to blame for the charity's demise. In a heated exchange, the presenter repeatedly asked Camila Batmanghelidjh if she would like to apologise to the children let down by the charity's abrupt…
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England Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:14:42 +0100
Low pay 'endemic' in UK, with one in four permanently stuck in poorly paid work http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42694-low-pay-endemic-in-uk-with-one-in-four-permanently-stuck-in-poorly-paid-work http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42694-low-pay-endemic-in-uk-with-one-in-four-permanently-stuck-in-poorly-paid-work Low pay 'endemic' in UK, with one in four permanently stuck in poorly paid work
One in four low paid workers are "permanently stuck" in poorly paid jobs, with little chance of earning higher salaries, a new study finds. Low pay is "endemic" in the UK, especially among women in their early 20s who juggle work with childcare responsibilities, said the Social Mobility Commission. Research…
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England Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:06:55 +0100
Experts warn Government approach to funding public services 'has run out of road' http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42693-experts-warn-government-approach-to-funding-public-services-has-run-out-of-road http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42693-experts-warn-government-approach-to-funding-public-services-has-run-out-of-road Experts warn Government approach to funding public services 'has run out of road'
Measures to tackle emergency funding shortfalls in key public services will cost £10 billion over five years but amount to a "sticking plaster" solution, according to expert analysis of government spending. The extra money will help hospitals, schools, prisons and social care keep going but will not tackle the underlying…
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England Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:04:32 +0100
GP research data reveals alarming rise in number of teenage girls self-harming http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42692-gp-research-data-reveals-alarming-rise-in-number-of-teenage-girls-self-harming http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42692-gp-research-data-reveals-alarming-rise-in-number-of-teenage-girls-self-harming GP research data reveals alarming rise in number of teenage girls self-harming
There has been a "rapid" rise in teenage girls self-harming in recent years, experts have found. Between 2011 and 2014 reports of self-harm among British girls aged between 13 and 16 rose by 68%, according to new research. Experts from the University of Manchester gathered data from 674 general practices…
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England Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:49:33 +0100
Ofsted: Unofficial exclusions used too readily to deal with special needs pupils http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42691-ofsted-unofficial-exclusions-used-too-readily-to-deal-with-special-needs-pupils http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42691-ofsted-unofficial-exclusions-used-too-readily-to-deal-with-special-needs-pupils Ofsted: Unofficial exclusions used too readily to deal with special needs pupils
Schools have "too readily" used unofficial, illegal exclusions to deal with pupils that have special needs, inspectors have warned. Youngsters with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are more likely in general to be excluded or absent from lessons than their peers, according to a new Ofsted report. And an…
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England Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:48:03 +0100
PM rejects calls to halt Universal Credit roll-out as helpline charges scrapped http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42689-pm-rejects-calls-to-halt-universal-credit-roll-out-as-helpline-charges-scrapped http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42689-pm-rejects-calls-to-halt-universal-credit-roll-out-as-helpline-charges-scrapped PM rejects calls to halt Universal Credit roll-out as helpline charges scrapped
Theresa May has again rejected calls to pause the roll-out of Universal Credit as ministers announced that controversial charges of up to 55p a minute to call a helpline were to be scrapped. Appearing before a Commons committee, Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke (pictured) said the line would be…
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England Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:48:25 +0100
Two arrested over neglect allegations at Northamptonshire care home http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42688-two-arrested-over-neglect-allegations-at-northamptonshire-care-home http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42688-two-arrested-over-neglect-allegations-at-northamptonshire-care-home Two arrested over neglect allegations at Northamptonshire care home
Two people have been arrested after allegations of neglect at a privately owned care home. The Latimer Grange Care Home in Burton Latimer, Northamptonshire, is under scrutiny from officers after further allegations of criminal offences against current and past residents. A recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission, conducted as…
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England Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:46:31 +0100
Too many care practitioners guilty of applying traditional values to same-sex adoption http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42686-too-many-care-practitioners-guilty-of-applying-traditional-values-to-same-sex-adoption http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42686-too-many-care-practitioners-guilty-of-applying-traditional-values-to-same-sex-adoption Too many care practitioners guilty of applying traditional values to same-sex adoption
Increasing numbers of gay men and lesbians in Britain are adopting children or becoming foster carers. Latest figures show that there are now more than 20,000 children living in same-sex couple families. Enabled by legislation passed in 2002, this trend is contributing to the emergence of new conceptions of family…
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England Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:38:31 +0100
'Simply shameful': Prison report reveals inmates denied soap and locked up for 23 hour-a-day http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42685-simply-shameful-prison-report-reveals-inmates-denied-soap-and-locked-up-for-23-hour-a-day http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42685-simply-shameful-prison-report-reveals-inmates-denied-soap-and-locked-up-for-23-hour-a-day 'Simply shameful': Prison report reveals inmates denied soap and locked up for 23 hour-a-day
A report into a riot-hit jail has revealed inmates were locked up for as much as 23 hours a day and highlighted a failure to provide soap, cleaning materials and toilet paper. Scores of prisoners flooded the gangways at the Category B HMP Bedford in chaotic scenes in November 2016…
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England Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:24:26 +0100
Police release CCTV after spate of sexual assaults on women and children http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42684-police-release-cctv-after-spate-of-sexual-assaults-on-women-and-children http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42684-police-release-cctv-after-spate-of-sexual-assaults-on-women-and-children Police release CCTV after spate of sexual assaults on women and children
Nine females - three aged 11 - have been approached and sexually touched by an attacker in the last three months, police said. Two women aged 27 and 25, and seven children aged 11 and 13, have been approached by a man who assaulted them before fleeing on foot in…
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England Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:19:31 +0100
Call for 'recovery package' to ensure cancer patients get support at end of treatment http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42682-call-for-recovery-package-to-ensure-cancer-patients-get-support-at-end-of-treatment http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42682-call-for-recovery-package-to-ensure-cancer-patients-get-support-at-end-of-treatment Call for 'recovery package' to ensure cancer patients get support at end of treatment
Many cancer patients are "left to struggle" following the end of their treatment, a charity has said. Physical problems which can arise as a result of some cancer treatments such as incontinence, difficulty eating or breathlessness as well as mental health issues can mar people's recoveries, according to a new…
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England Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:21:24 +0100