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Social services bosses at a London council have come under fire from a family court judge over their handling of a case involving a teenage boy with complex special needs.Judge Kate Purkiss has criticised managers at Barking and Dagenham Council (pictured) for their failure to monitor the care the teenager…
The most senior family court judge in England and Wales has raised concern about the knock-on effects of a shortage of approved secure accommodation units for children in council care. Sir Andrew McFarlane, President of the Family Division of the High Court, says he is concerned about youngsters being placed…
An inquiry into decades of sexual of abuse of children in the care of Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council has heard that one boy was abused in the same home his mother had been when she was a child. The Nottingham strand of the Independent Child Inquiry into…
The Nottinghamshire strand of the ongoing child sexual abuse inquiry has opened with a list of failings by both the city council and the county council over the protection of children in care. Complaints of systemic sexual and physical abuse of vulnerable children in council-run homes stretch back to the…
A recently refurbished care home in Inverness has held an official opening event to give guests a first glimpse of its new facilities and an opportunity to meet its care team. Culduthel Care Home was acquired by Meallmore last April and the leading care provider has now fully transformed the…
A care home nurse told a court that she thought a male visitor was joking when he told her: "I just killed my nan." Antony Jennings, 33, killed his 94-year-old grandmother Ruby Wilson by slitting her throat at the dementia unit of her care home in Buckhurst Hill in Essex…
A company with three care homes in Scotland has gone into administration. Bertinaley Care Limited owns and operates premises in Hamilton, Largs and Dundee - as well as one in Surrey - with 68 residents in total. Helenslea House in Dundee (pictured) has been forced to shut and those in…
Victims of abuse in care are calling for a financial compensation scheme, with contributions from residential care providers, local authorities and religious orders as the “responsible” parties. A review group set up by the Scottish Government to look at a potential redress scheme for abuse survivors has made 14 recommendations…
Installing CCTV in the common parts of care homes would provide a "powerful tool" for helping prevent abuse and improve standards, a Tory former attorney general has said. Dominic Grieve QC (pictured) raised concerns about what more could be done to improve safety and security in care homes, adding that…
The number of adults aged 65 and over needing round-the-clock care will rise by over a third to more than one million during the next 20 years, experts have suggested. The number of over-85s requiring 24-hour care will almost double to 446,000 in England by 2035, according to a new…
Nuns are among 12 people arrested over alleged historical abuse at Smyllum Park orphanage. Police Scotland said 11 women and one man, aged between 62 and 85, have been arrested as part of an investigation into the Lanark home which was run by the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent…
Social care services firm CareTech has agreed to buy Cambian in a deal that values the takeover target at up to £372 million. CareTech said the deal was "compelling" given the "highly complementary service offering and geographical coverage" provided by both firms. It also said the takeover would improve care…
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