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Following family members and former employees raising serious concerns about the standards of care and safety of residents living with dementia in Dunmurry Manor Care Home, the Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland has announced a formal investigation. Speaking about the investigation, the Commissioner for Older People for Northern…
The Western Trust has announced a number of events planned to celebrate Care Day 2017 which aims to highlight their support for looked-after-children in their communities. Organised regionally by Voice of Young People in Care (VOYPIC), the events will include two health days at Omagh Leisure Centre, Omagh and Foyle…
A former resident of a notorious Belfast boys' home is set to mount a legal challenge against the findings of an inquiry that rejected claims that senior establishment figures used it to abuse children. Richard Kerr (pictured), who alleges he was abused by "very powerful people" with links to the…
One of the UK's large care home providers has still not met official standards at a residence in Northern Ireland. Dunmurry Manor in Belfast is owned by Essex-based Runwood Homes. Health regulators first raised concerns in October but said full compliance with regulations had not yet been achieved in delivering…
Belfast Trust is supporting free workshops for Voluntary & Community Groups to increase awareness about the nature and dynamics of domestic and sexual violence and abuse during February and March. These workshops aims to provide staff and volunteers with a basic awareness of domestic and sexual violence and supportive action…
The Western Trust are urging parents to be aware of the risk of Child Sexual Exploitation. The call comes as part of the Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Awareness Week organised by the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland. Child Sexual Exploitation is a form of sexual abuse when a person exploits…
A profoundly disabled man who died at a nursing home in Northern Ireland may have been strangled, a pathologist said. Wheelchair-user Seamus McCollum, 56, had cerebral palsy and was fed through a tube. He died at the Maine Nursing Home in Co Antrim in September 2011 and marks were found…
The Northern Ireland Association of Social Workers (NIASW) has today published its priorities for the forthcoming NI Assembly Mandate. As pressures mount for social workers, NIASW is calling on each political party to make manifesto pledges supporting the creation of a workforce strategy to ensure staff workloads are manageable, and…
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