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At least 19 people have been killed and about 20 wounded in a knife attack at a centre for handicapped people near Tokyo - Japan's worst mass killing in generations. Police said they responded to a call at about 2.30am local time on Tuesday from an employee saying something horrible…
The Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Education asked Sir Martin Narey to review children’s residential care in England. Sir Martin’s report ' Residential care in England' looks at the role of residential care within the wider care system and recommends how to improve the outcomes of children in…
Residential care for people in Wales with mental ill-health and learning disabilities is being supported by a new digital system, developed by the NHS Wales Informatics Service. The Commissioning Care Assurance Performance System (CCAPS) is designed for use by NHS and Local Authority Commissioners and helps them identify the best…
Data made available to Welsh Government has been used for the first time to identify the reasons for children being in residential care in Wales. The research and subsequent report commissioned by the Care Council for Wales and carried out by CASCADE – Cardiff University’s Children’s Social Care Research and…
More financial stress expected in 2016 with residential care homes facing combination of budgetary cuts to funding, rising costs for regulation, staff pay and pensions. The annual number of residential care businesses - chiefly care homes - becoming insolvent rose by 23% in the 12 months to the end of…
The Scottish Government have announced a new qualification for residential child care workers The Standard for Residential Child Care is the new benchmark which will underpin the development and delivery of Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) level 9 qualifications for the residential child care workforce. The Scottish Social Services…
The NHS faces a £3 billion bill as residential care homes shut their doors forcing hospitals to care for the elderly, according to a report from the independent think tank ResPublica. In 'The Care Collapse: The imminent crisis in residential care and its impact on the NHS', ResPublica says within…
A former children's home principal who has already been jailed for 21 years for sexually abusing boys in his care has gone on trial accused of further offences. A jury has been told that James Carragher, 75, was jailed for seven years in 1993 and a further 14 years in…
The Care Inspectorate have announced that during 2015 and into 2016 there will be vaccination for seasonal influenza and pneumococcal vaccin for people in in residential care. Anyone aged 70 years old will be offered a vaccine to provide protection against shingles. The national programme from this year includes the…
A new inquiry into violent abuse at a notorious residential school has been launched by Police Scotland. The Daily Record has reported that a new victim has come forward with claims of attacks by jailed former teacher Matthew George at Kerelaw Residential School in Stevenston, Ayrshire. George, 66, was jailed…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), in partnership with the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS), are inviting child care professionals along to a series of events to find out more about the Standard for Residential Child Care and what it means for you and your…
Woodlands Juvenile Justice Centre must be redesigned to take account of the needs of older children according to a new report by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI). Inspectors also recommended steps should be taken to improve current arrangements for children who do not have suitable bail addresses and those…