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A High Court judge has criticised council social services staff over their care of a sick 15-year-old boy. Mr Justice Hayden said the teenager suffered from a variety of medical problems and had been placed at a residential unit under the care of Westminster City Council some months ago. But…
A homeless woman was turned away five times by the London Borough of Barnet after she lost her home, a Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) investigation has found. Because the council failed to review her situation properly, the woman was left street homeless over the winter months, and spent nights sofa…
A boy removed from his mother's care after she took the drug GHB must be placed for adoption, a High Court judge has ruled. The woman had been seen "staggering around" with her son in her arms when he was about three months old while under the influence of GHB,…
Uber taxis could soon be used to transfer non-emergency patients to and from hospital after a deal was struck between an NHS trust and social care company Cera. The deal with Barts Health NHS Trust in London will see patients able to use Uber for journeys including hospital appointments and…
Prime Minister Theresa May said she is "looking at" the treatment of black people by mental health services amid claims of "institutional racism". Labour MP Steve Reed (pictured) said young black men using mental health services were more likely to be subject to detention and "severe" physical restraint, as he…
A baby who suffered 47 broken bones and was shaken to death was "mistreated" for having a deformity, a court heard. Mohammed Miah, 37, and Rebeka Nazmin, 31, are on trial at the Old Bailey, accused of murdering their three-month-old son Rifat Mohammed in July last year. Over his 13…
A 10-month-old baby boy died after suffering a "devastating and irrecoverable brain injury" when his nanny allegedly lost her temper and shook him, a court has heard. Joshua Paul was being looked after by childminder Viktoria Tautz, 34, at his home in Culross Close, Haringey, north London, on August 29…
Expert advice for careers in nursing, health, social care and more is on offer at the next University of Greenwich Health & Social Care Open Evening. There are two events, taking place on Wednesday 1 March, at the Avery Hill and Medway campuses, between 4pm and 8pm. All prospective students…
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