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A toddler allegedly murdered by her adoptive father suffered injuries which were "very typical" of babies and children who have been shaken, a court has heard. Elsie Scully-Hicks, who was aged 18 months when she died, was found to have suffered three separate areas of subdural bleeding when she was…
A social worker from south Wales, who is currently serving nine years in prison for historic child sex abuse, has been removed from the Register of Social Care Workers. A Social Care Wales fitness to practise hearing last week found that Luke West’s fitness to practise was impaired because of…
A fitness instructor "assaulted, abused and ultimately murdered" his 18-month-old adopted daughter, a court has heard. Matthew Scully-Hicks, 31, is accused of inflicting serious injuries on Elsie Scully-Hicks before her death in May 2016. Cardiff Crown Court (pictured) heard Scully-Hicks had formally adopted Elsie with his husband, Craig Scully-Hicks, just…
Training programmes for social workers are helping improve skills, understanding and confidence, but a high number of practitioners don’t finish them. These are the main findings of an independent evaluation of the third year of the Continuing Professional Education and Learning (CPEL) framework carried out by Cordis Bright on behalf…
Social Care Wales has today published a toolkit to support the sector to help older people remain independent in their communities for longer. The toolkit is aimed at practitioners who work with older people in the community, as well as planners and commissioners of care and support services for older…
A new five-year plan to make a positive difference to social care and childcare in Wales is announced by Social Care Wales’s board. The Social Care Wales board’s five-year strategic plan is being launched yesterday at the Life Sciences Hub in Cardiff with the support of the Minister for Social…
Anti-grooming materials that aim to help prevent children and young people from being targeted by paedophiles online are being launched at Swansea University today. ‌Swansea University researchers studying the language and methods used by online groomers found that children could be contacted by adults via the internet, groomed, and a…
Children and teachers in Wales will receive the emotional and mental health support they need when they need it in schools as part of a unique new initiative being unveiled by the Welsh Government today. Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething and Education Secretary, Kirsty Williams have agreed a £1.4m investment to…
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