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An escaped psychiatric patient who collapsed after attacking a walker with a belt was lawfully killed by the man he attacked, an inquest jury has concluded. Khoung Lam was being treated at Whitchurch Hospital in Cardiff, south Wales, when he ran away from a carer while on escorted leave on…
A youth worker who watched a livestream of a six-year-old boy being raped and urged on the attacker has been jailed for 11 years. Darren Williams, 44, sent messages to the rapist instructing him to "put the sound on" and "prove it's live" by "smacking" the victim and making him…
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…
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