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The automatic early release of prisoners from Scotland's jails is to be scrapped, Cathy Jamieson the justice minister, announced yesterday. But penal experts warned the proposals - which mean that councils and new criminal justice authorities will have to supervise thousands more offenders when they are released from jail -…
A unique guide aimed at improving the training of social work students in Northern Ireland has been launched by a University of Ulster academic. The Good Practice Guide on Citizen Involvement in Social Work Education in the Northern Ireland Context examines how service users and carers as citizens can be…
The director of Reading Social Services has quit after her managing skills were criticised. Eileen Means, director of housing and community care at Reading Borough Council left her post "by mutual agreement". A month before her departure she was forced to take a leave of absence when an investigation was…
{mosimage} A new drive to modernise mental health services was launched today by Health Minister Rosie Winterton. She published a document outlining ten key changes that mental health providers should make to improve quality of care for patients and drive better service efficiency.Based on existing best practice, all ten changes…