Care News http://www.careappointments.co.uk Mon, 20 Nov 2017 02:20:17 +0000 en-gb Police investigating Roma child prostitution claims in Glasgow's southside http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42878-police-investigating-roma-child-prostitution-claims-in-glasgow-s-southside http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42878-police-investigating-roma-child-prostitution-claims-in-glasgow-s-southside Police investigating Roma child prostitution claims in Glasgow's southside
Police are to investigate claims that children as young as 12 are routinely being sold for sex in one of Scotland's most deprived areas. Locals in the Govanhill area of Glasgow told The Times newspaper of being offered Roma children for sex or being approached outside bars by youngsters themselves.…
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Scotland Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:42:20 +0000
BASW condemns online abuse and recent 'naming & shaming' of social workers http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42873-basw-condemns-online-abuse-and-recent-naming-and-shaming-of-social-workers http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42873-basw-condemns-online-abuse-and-recent-naming-and-shaming-of-social-workers BASW condemns online abuse and recent 'naming & shaming' of social workers
The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) has raised said it is extremely concerned about recent media articles that name social workers in their reporting of high-profile cases, which include tragic instances of child death. BASW say least two national newspapers list the names of social workers involved in one…
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England Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:52:57 +0000
Government policies mean most disadvantaged 'financially worse off' - watchdog http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42877-government-policies-mean-most-disadvantaged-financially-worse-off-watchdog http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42877-government-policies-mean-most-disadvantaged-financially-worse-off-watchdog Government policies mean most disadvantaged 'financially worse off' - watchdog
The poorest in society are being hit the hardest by the Government's tax and welfare changes, the official equality watchdog has warned. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said an analysis of all the changes to tax, social security and public spending since the Conservatives came to power in…
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England Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:42:11 +0000
Think tank recommends abolition of more than 200 district and borough councils http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42876-think-tank-recommends-abolition-of-more-than-200-district-and-borough-councils http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42876-think-tank-recommends-abolition-of-more-than-200-district-and-borough-councils Think tank recommends abolition of more than 200 district and borough councils
The Government could deliver a £31 billion boost to the economy over five years by abolishing 201 district and borough councils in England and handing over their powers to county halls, a new report has said. The report from think tank ResPublica calls for the abolition of the historic two-tier…
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England Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:37:50 +0000
SNP suspends former Early Years Minister over fresh misconduct allegations http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42875-snp-suspends-former-early-years-minister-over-fresh-misconduct-allegations http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42875-snp-suspends-former-early-years-minister-over-fresh-misconduct-allegations SNP suspends former Early Years Minister over fresh misconduct allegations
The SNP has suspended Mark McDonald after fresh allegations were made about the conduct of the former Scottish Government minister. Party chiefs said they had made the decision after new information about the Aberdeen Donside MSP was brought to them in the last 24 hours. It comes 12 days after…
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Scotland Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:29:37 +0000
Government accused of dragging its feet over delay in social care reform plans http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42874-government-accused-of-dragging-its-feet-over-delay-in-social-care-reform-plans http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42874-government-accused-of-dragging-its-feet-over-delay-in-social-care-reform-plans Government accused of dragging its feet over delay in social care reform plans
The Government has been accused of "dragging its feet" after it delayed publishing proposals to reform adult social care until next summer. First Secretary of State Damian Green said ministers wanted to "take the time needed to debate these complex issues". Chancellor Philip Hammond announced a green paper on reforming…
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England Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:52:00 +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
Final death toll from Grenfell Tower fire put at 70 plus stillborn baby http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42863-final-death-toll-from-grenfell-tower-fire-put-at-70-plus-stillborn-baby http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42863-final-death-toll-from-grenfell-tower-fire-put-at-70-plus-stillborn-baby Final death toll from Grenfell Tower fire put at 70 plus stillborn baby
Seventy people and a stillborn baby make up the final death toll in the Grenfell Tower fire, police have confirmed. All those who died in the blaze in west London five months ago have been recovered and identified, the Metropolitan Police believe. A baby, Logan Gomes, who was stillborn, has…
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England Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:03:20 +0000
£17bn a year extra on public services under Labour, pledges John McDonnell http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42862-17bn-a-year-extra-on-public-services-under-labour-pledges-john-mcdonnell http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42862-17bn-a-year-extra-on-public-services-under-labour-pledges-john-mcdonnell £17bn a year extra on public services under Labour, pledges John McDonnell
Labour would spend around £17 billion a year extra on the NHS, social care, schools and local government, shadow chancellor John McDonnell has said. The extra spending would be paid for by tax rises for corporations and "the rich", set out in the "grey book" that accompanied Labour's General Election…
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Scotland Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:57:39 +0000
Toddler placed in care after 'chronic malnutrition', family court judge hears http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42861-toddler-placed-in-care-after-chronic-malnutrition-family-court-judge-hears http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42861-toddler-placed-in-care-after-chronic-malnutrition-family-court-judge-hears Toddler placed in care after 'chronic malnutrition', family court judge hears
A toddler was taken into care after doctors said she was suffering "chronic malnutrition", a family court judge has heard. Medics said the little girl was 14 months old but was as heavy as a six-month-old baby. They said she had difficulty using her facial muscles and her legs were…
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England Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:19:47 +0000
Families with one working parent 'facing particularly hard times', report warns http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42860-families-with-one-working-parent-facing-particularly-hard-times-report-warns http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42860-families-with-one-working-parent-facing-particularly-hard-times-report-warns Families with one working parent 'facing particularly hard times', report warns
Many low income families will be worse off despite tax changes and a higher living wage because of cuts to Universal Credit, a new report warns. Research for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation found that by 2022, families with one working parent will lose more from cuts to the benefits system…
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England Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:15:26 +0000
'Breakthrough' drugs approval offers hope for breast cancer sufferers http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42859-breakthrough-drugs-approval-offers-hope-for-breast-cancer-sufferers http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42859-breakthrough-drugs-approval-offers-hope-for-breast-cancer-sufferers 'Breakthrough' drugs approval offers hope for breast cancer sufferers
Thousands of women with previously untreatable breast cancer have been given new hope after health officials approved two new "breakthrough" drugs for NHS use. In new draft guidance, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) has approved palbociclib and ribociclib for widespread use in the health service in…
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England Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:05:29 +0000
Woman dies after fire at Aberdeenshire Council sheltered housing complex http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42858-woman-dies-after-fire-at-aberdeenshire-council-sheltered-housing-complex http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42858-woman-dies-after-fire-at-aberdeenshire-council-sheltered-housing-complex Woman dies after fire at Aberdeenshire Council sheltered housing complex
An elderly woman has died after a fire at a sheltered housing complex in Aberdeenshire. Police and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were called to a report of a fire in Nether Davah House on Golf Crescent, Inverurie. Emergency services said the fire, which broke out at 5.35pm on…
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Scotland Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:01:24 +0000
New CQC survey finds community mental health care has not improved since 2014 http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42857-new-cqc-survey-finds-community-mental-health-care-has-not-improved-since-2014 http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42857-new-cqc-survey-finds-community-mental-health-care-has-not-improved-since-2014 New CQC survey finds community mental health care has not improved since 2014
Care for mental health patients outside hospital has not improved over the last three years, a new survey suggests. In some areas, care for patients in the community in England has even deteriorated slightly, according to a large survey by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The poll of more than…
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England Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:23:29 +0000
Hormone pregnancy test review a complete whitewash, say campaigners http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42856-hormone-pregnancy-test-review-a-complete-whitewash-say-campaigners http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42856-hormone-pregnancy-test-review-a-complete-whitewash-say-campaigners Hormone pregnancy test review a complete whitewash, say campaigners
The use of a hormone pregnancy test in the 1960s and 1970s was not responsible for serious birth defects experienced by some families who took the drug, an official review has concluded. However, campaigners have called the review by the Commission on Human Medicines (CHM) a "whitewash" saying that the…
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England Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:20:24 +0000