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The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has published details of its latest inspection of learning disabilities services in Pembrokeshire. This latest report follows on from an inspection (in December 2015) which found some significant shortfalls and the local authority developed an improvement plan to tackle the issues raised.…
Wales Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced £850,000 to build a Maggie’s Centre on the site of the Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff. Maggie’s Centres are based in the grounds of large cancer centres and provide emotional and practical support for people with cancer, their families and friends. They are…
An initiative for mental health service users has won an innovation award. Cardiff University’s School of Psychology worked with Welsh Government to reduce the risk of suicide or physical harm to others for mental health service users. The resulting Wales Applied Risk Research Network (WARRN) is helping to ensure a…
Are you interested in learning more about the life stories art form? Award-winning arts charity Re-Live is running two five-day training programmes to help health and social care professionals who are involved with the arts and artists develop their life story skills. Participants will be asked to reflect on their…
A detective accused of gross misconduct over his investigation into paedophile rock star Ian Watkins has been cleared of any wrongdoing. Detective Sergeant Andrew Whelan, who worked with the South Wales Police's child abuse investigation unit, was described as a "diligent, dedicated and conscientious" officer by the police misconduct hearing…
A police officer is facing disciplinary action after being accused of gross misconduct in relation to his investigation of child sexual abuse claims against Lostprophets lead singer Ian Watkins. The police misconduct hearing for Detective Sergeant Andrew Whelan, who works for South Wales Police, started at the Waterton Centre in…
Hundreds of people take their own lives each year in Wales, now an updated guide has been launched to help people who are bereaved through suicide and unexplained death, and for those helping them. The 'Help is at Hand Cymru' guide aims to help people who are unexpectedly bereaved in…
A social worker has been found unfit to practise and removed from the Social Care Register after a Care Council for Wales Fitness to Practise hearing found he’d downloaded indecent images of children. The hearing at the Care Council’s Cardiff office last week heard that Michael Robert Paton was found…
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