England http://www.careappointments.co.uk Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:29:41 +0000 en-gb Councils stretched as number of child protection inquiries more than doubles http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42997-councils-stretched-as-number-of-child-protection-inquiries-more-than-doubles http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42997-councils-stretched-as-number-of-child-protection-inquiries-more-than-doubles Councils stretched as number of child protection inquiries more than doubles
The number of investigations started by councils into whether children are being harmed or at risk has more than doubled in the last decade, town hall bosses have warned. More than 500 child protection inquiries began each day in 2016/17, compared to around 200 a day 10 years ago, according…
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England Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:25:43 +0000
Hawking-backed campaigners launch legal action over plans to 'Americanise' NHS http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42996-hawking-backed-campaigners-launch-legal-action-over-plans-to-americanise-nhs http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42996-hawking-backed-campaigners-launch-legal-action-over-plans-to-americanise-nhs Hawking-backed campaigners launch legal action over plans to 'Americanise' NHS
A campaign group backed by Professor Stephen Hawking has officially filed High Court papers in a bid to force the Government to hold a full public consultation into greater privatisation of the NHS. The physicist announced on Friday he was putting his weight behind a campaign by JR4NHS to stop…
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England Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:17:01 +0000
Free child care could be extended to foster families http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42995-free-child-care-could-be-extended-to-foster-families http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42995-free-child-care-could-be-extended-to-foster-families Free child care could be extended to foster families
A free child care policy may be extended to include foster families, Education Secretary Justine Greening has revealed. Under the current policy three and four-year-olds in families where all parents work are entitled to 30 hours free care, but children in foster care are not included. At education questions Ms…
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England Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:10:46 +0000
NHS Trust put in special measures after chairman resigns over funding http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42994-nhs-trust-put-in-special-measures-after-chairman-resigns-over-funding http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42994-nhs-trust-put-in-special-measures-after-chairman-resigns-over-funding NHS Trust put in special measures after chairman resigns over funding
An NHS Trust whose chairman resigned in protest at Government funding has been put into special measures. The former head of the civil service, Lord Kerslake, quit as chairman of King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in south London on Sunday, warning that the health service could not continue "staggering…
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England Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:03:54 +0000
Measures to curb use of custody during mental health crisis come into effect http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42993-measures-to-curb-use-of-custody-during-mental-health-crisis-come-into-effect http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42993-measures-to-curb-use-of-custody-during-mental-health-crisis-come-into-effect Measures to curb use of custody during mental health crisis come into effect
New curbs to clamp down on the use of police custody to hold people in mental health crisis have taken effect. Measures which came into force on Monday include a blanket ban on placing children in cells after they are detained under mental health laws. For adults, the use of…
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England Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:02 +0000
Tories under Cameron slashed support for children by nearly £1 billion, say Labour http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42989-tories-under-cameron-slashed-support-for-children-by-nearly-1-billion-say-labour http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42989-tories-under-cameron-slashed-support-for-children-by-nearly-1-billion-say-labour Tories under Cameron slashed support for children by nearly £1 billion, say Labour
Spending on children's services was slashed by nearly £1 billion under David Cameron, according to Labour. The party's shadow education secretary Angela Rayner expressed concern, saying the Local Government Association has forecast that children's services face a £2 billion funding gap by 2020. Labour said Education Department figures showed spending…
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England Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:48:44 +0000
Funding cuts could 'threaten the existence' of multiple council services, LGA warn http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42988-funding-cuts-could-threaten-the-existence-of-multiple-council-services-lga-warn http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42988-funding-cuts-could-threaten-the-existence-of-multiple-council-services-lga-warn Funding cuts could 'threaten the existence' of multiple council services, LGA warn
Cash-strapped councils could see their funding halved over the next two years, "threatening the existence" of vital services, the Local Government Association has warned. Councils are facing a 54% reduction of £2.7 billion to their central government funding between 2018/19 and 2019/20. Rubbish collections, road repairs, child services and care…
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England Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:33:40 +0000
Lord Kerslake urges fundamental review after quitting as chairman of NHS trust http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42987-lord-kerslake-urges-fundamental-review-after-quitting-as-chairman-of-nhs-trust http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42987-lord-kerslake-urges-fundamental-review-after-quitting-as-chairman-of-nhs-trust Lord Kerslake urges fundamental review after quitting as chairman of NHS trust
A fundamental review of the NHS is needed to address a financial crisis, Lord Kerslake said, after quitting as the boss of a major hospital trust in protest at funding problems. The former head of the civil service, who resigned as chairman of King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in…
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England Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:27:05 +0000
Father found to have shaken girl could care for her again, judge says http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42984-father-found-to-have-shaken-girl-could-care-for-her-again-judge-says http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42984-father-found-to-have-shaken-girl-could-care-for-her-again-judge-says Father found to have shaken girl could care for her again, judge says
A warehouseman found to have shaken his baby daughter and caused a brain injury could be allowed to care for the youngster again if therapy is successful, a senior family court judge said. The girl, now two, suffered a "catastrophic collapse" when four months old and stopped breathing for around…
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England Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:31:43 +0000
Conditions at Wormwood Scrubs 'extremely concerning', prisons inspector reports http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42983-conditions-at-wormwood-scrubs-extremely-concerning-prisons-inspector-reports http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42983-conditions-at-wormwood-scrubs-extremely-concerning-prisons-inspector-reports Conditions at Wormwood Scrubs 'extremely concerning', prisons inspector reports
The prisons watchdog has delivered a scathing assessment of one of Britain's most famous jails, raising the alarm over chronic staff shortages, food supplies and a surge in violence. Wormwood Scrubs struggled to provide decent conditions, with outside areas strewn with litter, attracting rats and cockroaches, inspectors found. HM Inspectorate…
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England Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:20:35 +0000
Scheme helping councils care for asylum-seeking children to be extended http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42982-scheme-helping-councils-care-for-asylum-seeking-children-to-be-extended http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42982-scheme-helping-councils-care-for-asylum-seeking-children-to-be-extended Scheme helping councils care for asylum-seeking children to be extended
A scheme to relieve pressure on local councils caring for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children is set to be rolled out. Under new legislation the National Transfer Scheme (NTS), which allows hard-pressed local authorities to transfer children to councils with greater capacity, will be extended to include Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.…
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England Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:10:31 +0000
'Barbaric and wicked' teenager found guilty of trying to kill rape victim http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42981-barbaric-and-wicked-teenager-found-guilty-of-trying-to-kill-rape-victim http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42981-barbaric-and-wicked-teenager-found-guilty-of-trying-to-kill-rape-victim 'Barbaric and wicked' teenager found guilty of trying to kill rape victim
A "barbaric and wicked" rapist who bludgeoned a woman with a paving slab on his 17th birthday and then left her for dead has been found guilty of attempted murder. A judge ruled that Charlie John Pearce's identity should be revealed to the public after the teenager - who "came…
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England Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:00:17 +0000
Ministers urged to give assurances on level of social care for children http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42979-ministers-urged-to-give-assurances-on-level-of-social-care-for-children http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42979-ministers-urged-to-give-assurances-on-level-of-social-care-for-children Ministers urged to give assurances on level of social care for children
A Tory former children's minister has demanded assurances from the Government that children's social care is being treated with the same level of importance as the care of adults. Tim Loughton cited rising numbers of children in care and higher thresholds for intervention as causes for his concern. Councils have…
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England Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:15:45 +0000
Government to scrap £72,000 social care cap and announce plans for new consultation http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42978-government-to-scrap-72-000-social-care-cap-and-announce-plans-for-new-consultation http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42978-government-to-scrap-72-000-social-care-cap-and-announce-plans-for-new-consultation Government to scrap £72,000 social care cap and announce plans for new consultation
A £72,000 cap on social care costs due to come into effect in four years will be scrapped, a health minister has said, as she confirmed plans for a new consultation. Jackie Doyle-Price said the Government would not be "taking forward the previous Government's plans to implement a cap on…
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England Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:38:24 +0000
Government announce accreditation plans for children and family social workers http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42976-government-announce-accreditation-plans-for-children-and-family-social-workers http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42976-government-announce-accreditation-plans-for-children-and-family-social-workers Government announce accreditation plans for children and family social workers
The government has announced the phased roll-out of the National Assessment and Accreditation System (NAAS) from 2018 for child and family social workers. The announcement is in response to a consultation on the implementation of the NAAS and aims to address feedback from the sector to ensure the new system…
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England Thu, 07 Dec 2017 09:57:19 +0000