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One hundred and eighty hospital beds are to close in major changes to the health service in Northern Ireland, the BBC understands.
A raft of proposals aimed at saving the health service – including cutting 180 hospital beds and halving the number of statutory residential homes – has been given the green light.
A child protection helpline has reported a 58% rise in the number of calls it received from Northern Ireland last year, compared to the previous year.
Service users across Europe want their social workers to be good listeners, empathetic and politically motivated, a DVD launched to mark World Social Work Day in Northern Ireland has suggested.