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The number of compulsory mental health treatments in Scotland has hit its highest level in at least 15 years, according to a watchdog report. In 2016/2017, the Mental Welfare Commission was notified of 5,422 new episodes of the care orders being used - a rise of 8.2% on the previous…
‘Improving and Safeguarding Social Wellbeing – The Purpose of Social Work’ provides a succinct and inclusive summary about the purpose of social work in improving and safeguarding people’s social wellbeing and the value social workers add to people’s lives in Northern Ireland. This was co-produced by government, social workers and…
New open access learning resources for social workers, safeguarding leads and health and social care practitioners, provide information and guidance on how to recognise and respond to coercive and controlling behaviour in intimate or family relationships. Five in-depth case studies describe situations of controlling and coercive behaviour with learning activities…
Research in Practice and their partners are interested to understand how councils are trying to enable closer and more fluid working between adult safeguarding and children’s safeguarding. Colleagues are in particular keen to hear how young adults who have been previously known to Children’s Services are being worked with. These…
The Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board has published a report into child sexual exploitation in the county. The report is a ‘stocktake’ of the good progress made by all organisations in providing specialist support services for victims of CSE; bringing more perpetrators to justice through the use of new disruption methods;…
Dozens of safeguarding records from Northern Ireland have been destroyed, the Home Office said. A total of 64 files on people seeking work with the vulnerable or children were scrapped between 2010 and 2013 because of data protection legislation - breaking an understanding with the departments of health and education…
The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have published the Adult Safeguarding Policy for Northern Ireland ‘Adult Safeguarding: Prevention and Protection in Partnership’. The intention of the policy is to improve safeguarding outcomes for all adults who are at risk of…
A conference on adult safeguarding in Plymouth has highlighted current issues practitioners and educators face in the field. Plymouth University, in partnership with Plymouth City Council and Plymouth Safeguarding Adults Board, hosted the event last Friday, which saw Councillor Ian Tuffin, Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care for…
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