Wales http://www.careappointments.co.uk Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:45:44 +0000 en-gb Wales ends burial and cremation fees for parents whose children have died http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/42923-wales-ends-burial-and-cremation-fees-for-parents-whose-children-have-died http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/42923-wales-ends-burial-and-cremation-fees-for-parents-whose-children-have-died Wales ends burial and cremation fees for parents whose children have died
The grieving parents of children who have died will no longer have to pay burial or cremation fees, the Welsh Government has said. The Wales-wide move, coming into effect from Thursday, follows a campaign by Labour MP Carolyn Harris. Describing the announcement by Wales' first minister Carwyn Jones as "momentous",…
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Wales Fri, 24 Nov 2017 07:54:24 +0000
Call for rulings over adoption of tragic Elsie Scully-Hicks to be made public http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/42908-call-for-rulings-over-adoption-of-tragic-elsie-scully-hicks-to-be-made-public http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/42908-call-for-rulings-over-adoption-of-tragic-elsie-scully-hicks-to-be-made-public Call for rulings over adoption of tragic Elsie Scully-Hicks to be made public
The family court judge who ruled that Elsie Scully-Hicks could be adopted by a fitness instructor who murdered her should publish the reasoning behind the decision, a campaigner says. Former Liberal Democrat MP John Hemming says the judge who decided that Elsie could live with Matthew Scully-Hicks, and husband Craig…
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Wales Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:36:36 +0000
Man who murdered adopted baby girl was 'Jekyll and Hyde' character, says judge http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/42888-man-who-murdered-adopted-baby-girl-was-jekyll-and-hyde-character-says-judge http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/42888-man-who-murdered-adopted-baby-girl-was-jekyll-and-hyde-character-says-judge Man who murdered adopted baby girl was 'Jekyll and Hyde' character, says judge
A part-time fitness instructor who murdered his adopted baby daughter was a "Jekyll and Hyde" character who managed to convince his husband and the authorities that he was a "model citizen and parent", a family court judge has said. Matthew Scully-Hicks passed the rigorous adoption process with "flying colours" and…
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Wales Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:08:24 +0000
Adopted baby girl murder case as serious as any dealt with, says judge http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/42886-adopted-baby-girl-murder-case-as-serious-as-any-dealt-with-says-judge http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/42886-adopted-baby-girl-murder-case-as-serious-as-any-dealt-with-says-judge Adopted baby girl murder case as serious as any dealt with, says judge
A senior family court judge says the case of a baby girl murdered two weeks after being formally adopted is as serious as any he has dealt with. Mr Justice Moor says the death of 18-month-old Elsie Scully-Hicks gives rise to issues of significant public interest. Elsie was murdered by…
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Wales Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:56:13 +0000
Welsh Government commission IPC to research outcomes for looked after children http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/42864-welsh-government-commission-ipc-to-research-outcomes-for-looked-after-children http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/42864-welsh-government-commission-ipc-to-research-outcomes-for-looked-after-children Welsh Government commission IPC to research outcomes for looked after children
The Institute of Public Care (IPC) at Oxford Brookes University has been commissioned by Welsh Government to undertake a large scale evaluation of outcomes for looked after children including: A comparison of intended and actual placement outcomes for all children who came into care over a one year period A…
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Wales Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:05:59 +0000
Shops to breathalyse customers buying alcohol in bid to curb street drinking in Cardiff http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/42837-shops-to-breathalyse-customers-buying-alcohol-in-bid-to-curb-street-drinking-in-cardiff http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/42837-shops-to-breathalyse-customers-buying-alcohol-in-bid-to-curb-street-drinking-in-cardiff Shops to breathalyse customers buying alcohol in bid to curb street drinking in Cardiff
Two shops in Cardiff city centre are using breathalysers on customers who want to buy alcohol in a bid to clamp down on boozy anti-social behaviour. The Spar stores, in Queen Street and St Mary Street, are employing the devices as part of an effort to curb street drinkers and…
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Wales Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:39:03 +0000
Baby Elsie 'would still be alive if social services had not taken her', say birth family http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/42817-baby-elsie-would-still-be-alive-if-social-services-had-not-taken-her-say-birth-family http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/42817-baby-elsie-would-still-be-alive-if-social-services-had-not-taken-her-say-birth-family Baby Elsie 'would still be alive if social services had not taken her', say birth family
The birth family of Elsie Scully-Hicks have said she would "still be alive today" if she had not been removed from their care by social services. Matthew Scully-Hicks, 31, was jailed for life and ordered to serve a minimum of 18 years in prison for murdering Elsie just two weeks…
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Wales Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:17:33 +0000
Life with minimum term of 18 years for man who murdered adopted daughter http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/42808-life-with-minimum-term-of-18-years-for-man-who-murdered-adopted-daughter http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/42808-life-with-minimum-term-of-18-years-for-man-who-murdered-adopted-daughter Life with minimum term of 18 years for man who murdered adopted daughter
A man who murdered his daughter two weeks after formally adopting her has been jailed for a minimum of 18 years. Matthew Scully-Hicks, 31, received a life sentence for violently shaking 18-month-old Elsie Scully-Hicks (pictured) and striking her head at their home in Llandaff, Cardiff, in May 2016. He described…
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Wales Tue, 07 Nov 2017 14:31:30 +0000
Family devasted as sacked Welsh government minister dies days after being removed http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/42806-family-devasted-as-sacked-welsh-government-minister-dies-days-after-being-removed http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/42806-family-devasted-as-sacked-welsh-government-minister-dies-days-after-being-removed Family devasted as sacked Welsh government minister dies days after being removed
Former Welsh government minister Carl Sargeant has died just days after being sacked from his role and suspended from the Labour Party over allegations about his personal conduct. A family statement said his relatives were "devastated beyond words" at the loss of "the glue that bound us together". Labour leader…
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Wales Tue, 07 Nov 2017 14:07:12 +0000
Couple went through months of training and checks before adopting baby Elsie http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/42800-couple-went-through-months-of-training-and-checks-before-adopting-baby-elsie http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/42800-couple-went-through-months-of-training-and-checks-before-adopting-baby-elsie Couple went through months of training and checks before adopting baby Elsie
Adopting a child is a "stringent and rigorous" process - with Matthew and Craig Scully-Hicks undergoing months of training, assessment and meetings. Elsie was taken into care after her birth in November 2014, with the couple registering interest in becoming adopters days later. They were visited in January 2015 by…
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Wales Mon, 06 Nov 2017 15:05:54 +0000
Cardiff fitness instructor convicted of murdering 18-month-old adopted daughter Elsie http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/42799-cardiff-fitness-instructor-convicted-of-murdering-18-month-old-adopted-daughter-elsie http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/42799-cardiff-fitness-instructor-convicted-of-murdering-18-month-old-adopted-daughter-elsie Cardiff fitness instructor convicted of murdering 18-month-old adopted daughter Elsie
A fitness instructor has been convicted of murdering his 18-month-old adopted daughter by violently shaking her and striking her head. Matthew Scully-Hicks, 31, inflicted a catalogue of injuries - including bruises, a broken leg and a fall down a full flight of stairs - on Elsie in the eight months…
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Wales Mon, 06 Nov 2017 15:02:10 +0000
Vale of Glamorgan social worker suspended for one year for placing children at risk http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/42777-vale-of-glamorgan-social-worker-suspended-for-one-year-for-placing-children-at-risk http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/42777-vale-of-glamorgan-social-worker-suspended-for-one-year-for-placing-children-at-risk Vale of Glamorgan social worker suspended for one year for placing children at risk
A social worker has been suspended for one year after a fitness to practise hearing found his fitness to practise was impaired because of his repeated failings. The hearing heard that Michael Sira-Parfitt failed to complete a number of vital assessments, didn’t make essential referrals and failed to make regular…
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Wales Wed, 01 Nov 2017 15:43:31 +0000
Call to contribute to draft practice guidance for domiciliary care workers in Wales http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/42778-call-to-contribute-to-draft-practice-guidance-for-domiciliary-care-workers-in-wales http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/42778-call-to-contribute-to-draft-practice-guidance-for-domiciliary-care-workers-in-wales Call to contribute to draft practice guidance for domiciliary care workers in Wales
Social Care Wales (SCW) want your views on new guidance being developed for domiciliary care workers. Published this week, the draft guidance aims to support and guide domiciliary care workers in their work. SCW want to make sure the workforce feels it is appropriate and is encouraging people who work…
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Wales Wed, 01 Nov 2017 07:55:06 +0000
Welsh Government unveils law to set minimum price for sale of alcohol http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/42709-welsh-government-unveils-law-to-set-minimum-price-for-sale-of-alcohol http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/42709-welsh-government-unveils-law-to-set-minimum-price-for-sale-of-alcohol Welsh Government unveils law to set minimum price for sale of alcohol
A new law that will introduce a minimum price for the sale of alcohol in Wales has been unveiled by the Welsh Government. The Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales) Bill is expected to be introduced before the National Assembly for Wales on Monday by public health minister Rebecca…
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Wales Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:32:18 +0100
Inspectors call for urgent improvement at Powys children's services http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/42706-inspectors-call-for-urgent-improvement-at-powys-children-s-services http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/42706-inspectors-call-for-urgent-improvement-at-powys-children-s-services Inspectors call for urgent improvement at Powys children's services
The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has called for urgent improvement after inspectors found a number of serious concerns following an inspection of Powys County Council children’s services in July 2017. The inspection report, published this week, found that children and young people were not well-served by the…
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Wales Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:43:50 +0100