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A new study by researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London provides the first clinical evidence on the toll human trafficking has on mental health, including high levels of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression, amongst a patient population in South London. Human…
A council at the centre of the Baby P scandal has again been blasted in a report into child protection following the suicide of a teenage girl. Haringey Council was criticised by a serious case review into the death of 16-year-old Mary Stroman (pictured, left) who took her own life…
A homeless illegal immigrant is likely to be allowed to remain in the UK and have a right to be considered for housing if she wins a family court fight over the care of her seven-year-old son, a judge says. Judge Carol Atkinson has described the case as "Catch 22".…
Two local authorities have been duped into employing a social worker who, unknown to the other, was working nearly 60 hours a week. Social worker Tolulase Roche began working for Luton Borough Council on 10 May 2010 as a Service Manager but in 2013 her data appeared on a National…
The Duchess of Cornwall has said she is hopeful her work to raise awareness of the devastating effects of rape and the stories of survivors will "shine a light" on hidden violence in society. In a visit to the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre in Croydon, Camilla met staff,…
The former Minister of State for Care Services Paul Burstow has been appointed as a Professor of Health and Social Care at City University London. Professor Paul Burstow will work across the areas of health and social care, health management, public health and health services research and will input to…
Goldsmiths University is today hosting the launch of the South East London Teaching Partnership, which aims to create a space where social work practitioners and academics can share their experiences and openly debate best practice. The nine-month pilot, in partnership with the Royal Borough of Greenwich, the London Borough of…
The number of households declared homeless is on the rise across England - shooting up by 10% in London, Government figures have shown. Figures released by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) show that 5% more households in England were accepted as homeless between April 1 and June…
A woman with mental health difficulties has been awarded £3,000 damages after a judge concluded that her son had been unlawfully taken from her care by local authority social services officials. Judge Judith Rowe said the boy, now nine, had been placed into foster care for about a month by…
An elderly man and a middle-aged woman have died after they were stabbed at a sheltered housing complex. A man in his mid-80s and a woman in her mid-50s were attacked at the Fernways complex in Ilford, east London, on Saturday night. They died at the scene. A 50-year-old man…
The number of hate crimes against Muslims in London has risen by almost three quarters in a year. There were 816 Islamophobic offences recorded across the city in the 12 months up to July this year, compared to 478 for the previous 12 months. The overall rise was just over…
An alarming number of over-65s are drinking alcohol at unsafe levels, health experts have said after they conducted a study which found one in five are drinking unhealthy amounts. Academics at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King's College London said the Baby Boomer generation represent an ever-increasing…