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An adult care home manager from Swansea has been removed from the Register of Social Care Workers after a fitness to practise panel found he put individuals in his care in unwarranted risk of harm. The Social Care Wales hearing was told that Ashley Bowen, who managed the now-closed St…
A new kind of prescription is being employed by one group of GP practices in Swansea and it's proving popular with local residents. The Cwmtawe cluster of GP surgeries is one of the first in Wales to have a social prescribing worker who can ‘prescribe’ social help as well as…
An 80-year-old man died in hospital after waiting 23 hours for an ambulance and a further seven hours before being admitted, his son has said. Darren Williams, 48, said his father John Williams (pictured) died on Sunday, four days after being admitted to Morriston Hospital in Swansea, South Wales and…
A new study by Swansea University has suggested that children with intellectual difficulty or autism are more likely to be given antipsychotic medication from a younger age than those without intellectual disability and have higher rates of hospitalisation for depression and for injury and also are at risk of other…
Children exposed to epilepsy drugs in the womb may achieve poorer test results at school, a study has found. Those born to women who were prescribed certain treatments to control seizures during pregnancy went on to perform worse than their peers in Key Stage One tests, according to research published…
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…
Nine members of staff have been suspended from a private care home in the Swansea area after serious concerns were raised about the safety of residents, BBC Wales reports. It is undertsood a multi-agency safeguarding investigation was launched after a former employee raised concerns about residents at Gower Lodge in…
A mother will face trial accused of sexually abusing her daughter after the girl's father pleaded guilty to raping the youngster on a number of occasions. The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Swansea Crown Court (pictured) on Monday where she denied two counts of assaulting…
Hundreds of people take their own lives each year in Wales, now an updated guide has been launched to help people who are bereaved through suicide and unexplained death, and for those helping them. The 'Help is at Hand Cymru' guide aims to help people who are unexpectedly bereaved in…
The internet has transformed our lives. As of July 2016, around 40% of the world’s population was online – that’s nearly 3.5 billion internet users. Since it was created, the web has gone from being a simple tool used to share and distribute information to a complex virtual place which…
Antidepressant prescribing amongst children and young people has shown a significant increase of 28% in the past decade, even though recorded diagnoses of depression have gone down, according to new research published today. One in ten children and young people suffer from some kind of mental health problem, including depression…
Parents have been urged to take more of an interest in their children's online activities after a new study has found paedophiles can groom children in less than 20 minutes. Researchers at Swansea University looked at the language groomers use in chatrooms and on social media - and said the…
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