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‘Focus on Practice’ seeks to bring greater coherence and confidence to social work practice through processes based on ‘systems thinking’. This evaluation finds widespread enthusiasm for the training and programme; early data looks promising. The 3 boroughs (‘tri-borough’) are made up of: Westminster Hammersmith and Fulham Kensington and Chelsea Focus…
The Department for Education have published an evaluation of a programme for young people with challenging behaviours in the care system. 'Better by Design: a report for Achieving for Children' examines the: potential of the ‘Better by Design’ approach importance of a clear referral system need to support children at…
"Evil" father Ben Butler is facing life behind bars for killing his six-year-old daughter in a fit of rage - 11 months after winning her back in a high-profile custody battle. Jobless Butler, 36, inflicted horrific head injuries on little Ellie while left home alone to look after her and…
A care agency providing care to people in their homes in the London boroughs of Tower Hamlets and Haringey has been placed in to Special Measures after being rated as Inadequate by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). During an inspection in April 2016 CQC found that Sevacare - Tower Hamlets…
Child welfare professionals were gripped by a "sort of hysteria" when a woman and her two children made sex abuse allegations against a man, a High Court judge has said. A number of staff acted in breach of their professional duty by failing to properly investigate, and as a result…
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 tomorrow (Wednesday 15 June), at the Avery Hill and Medway campuses, between 4pm and 8.30pm. Prospective students are…
London South Bank University (LSBU) has teamed up with Saint Francis Hospice to offer new, part-time and full-time interdisciplinary postgraduate courses in palliative and end of life care. The new courses, starting September 2016, have been designed to address the complexities and multi-professional nature of palliative care. The course curriculum…
A public figure whose teenage relative was taken into local authority care while on holiday in England before becoming the focus of family court proceedings cannot be named, a judge has ruled. Social workers intervened about 13 months ago after the boy, who was born in South Africa and is…
An open evening displaying some of Imperial College London's Master's programmes designed for healthcare professionals is taking place at 6pm on June 7 at St Mary's Campus, Praed Street. At this event, the Masters' in Patient Safety, Health Policy, Healthcare and Design and Genomic Medicine will be represented. There will…
The parents of a ''profoundly neurologically disabled'' two-year-old boy say they are "devastated" by a High Court judge's decision to allow medics to provide only palliative care. They said Mrs Justice Parker's ruling "effectively condemns their son to death". NHS hospital bosses with responsibility for the boy's care had asked…
A Google artificial intelligence programme has been given access to an estimated 1.6 million NHS patient files, it has been claimed. According to New Scientist, the technology giant's artificial intelligence division DeepMind has a data-sharing agreement in place with the NHS as part of a plan to build an app…
A spurned lover has been jailed for 19 years for stabbing his ex-girlfriend and her 86-year-old fiance to death after trawling the internet for Breaking Bad poison, a court heard. Paul Mallin, 51, armed himself with a meat cleaver and 10in (25cm) carving knife before attacking great grandfather John Down…