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Accusations of abuse at a G4S-run immigration centre are being probed by MPs on Thursday. The Commons Home Affairs Select Committee will hear evidence from senior figures at the security firm after claims of "incompetence and chaos" at the Brook House Immigration Removal Centre, near Gatwick Airport, in West Sussex.…
‘Improving and Safeguarding Social Wellbeing – The Purpose of Social Work’ provides a succinct and inclusive summary about the purpose of social work in improving and safeguarding people’s social wellbeing and the value social workers add to people’s lives in Northern Ireland. This was co-produced by government, social workers and…
Entry for Northern Ireland's 2018 Social Work Awards is now open. The awards recognise and reward the efforts of social workers and highlight the positive impact of the profession on individuals, families and communities. Shortlisted finalists will be invited to a celebratory lunch and awards presentation on Galgorm Resort, Ballymena…
Integration authorities (IAs) for health and social care services need to engage more meaningfully with communities and health professionals, according to a parliamentary committee. The Scottish Parliament's Health and Sport Committee said IAs are too often using a "tick box" approach to consulting others. Integration authorities are responsible for joining…
People with mental health problems are suffering due to a huge variation across the UK in access to consultant psychiatrists, according to a new analysis. NHS Digital data examined by the Royal College of Psychiatrists shows that some regions have less than half the number of NHS consultants compared to…
Six investigations were commissioned by Rotherham Council, in 2014 and 2015, following the findings of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham (Jay Report), and the “Report of Inspection of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council” (Louise Casey Report). Professor Alexis Jay’s Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) and the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) have jointly launched the new Standards for Employers of Social Workers and Social Care Workers. These Standards have been developed as a collaboration between NISCC and the RQIA and in consultation with employers, registrants, service…
A care home for older people south of Glasgow has been told to make urgent improvements in the care provided to vulnerable residents. The Care Inspectorate has served a formal Improvement Notice on Greenlaw Grove Care Home in Newton Mearns following an inspection which raised serious concerns. The notice lists…