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Better communication could break down barriers and improve the health of Roma people

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16/04/24

Better communication could break down barriers and improve the health of Roma people

Translation services and other improved communication could help to improve longstanding health inequalities among Roma people, according to a new report.

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MPs open survey for care leavers to share their experiences of social care

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15/04/24

MPs open survey for care leavers to share their experiences of social care

A group of MPs say they want to hear from people with lived experience of social services as part of their investigation into how the Government could improve children’s social care.

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Support for sibling contact makes future connection between siblings more likely

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12/04/24

Support for sibling contact makes future connection between siblings more likely

An evaluation of a pilot event which offered a supportive environment for siblings who had been separated in the care system to reconnect, finds that parents and carers believed the event made future contact between the siblings more likely.

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Project to understand how local authorities use Family Group Conferences launches

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11/04/24

Project to understand how local authorities use Family Group Conferences launches

A new project launches to understand how local authorities collect and report on use of Family Group Conferences to help build a picture of access across England.

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IFSW announces new members elected to executive committee

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10/04/24

IFSW announces new members elected to executive committee

The International Federation of Social Workers announced Dr Ruth Allen as the new President for IFSW Europe, alongside Oluwatoni Adeleke as President for the Africa region, at the General Meeting in Panama.

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Social workers have a vital role in advocating for those at risk of homelessness

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09/04/24

Social workers have a vital role in advocating for those at risk of homelessness

A seminar at the recent COMPASS Jobs Fair heard that social workers had a fundamental task in communicating with, and learning directly from, family members about their housing needs.

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‘Families and their networks are the most important influence on outcomes for children’

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08/04/24

‘Families and their networks are the most important influence on outcomes for children’

Putting family group conferences at the centre of children’s services gives better quality results and saves money, a senior social worker told a COMPASS Jobs Fair seminar in Birmingham.

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The Engage Model: How to effectively engage perpetrators of domestic abuse

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03/04/24

The Engage Model: How to effectively engage perpetrators of domestic abuse

Many challenges can occur when working those who show harmful domestic abuse behaviours, specifically in relation to sustained levels of engagement and participant dropout rates, but a new project is providing a solution to overcoming these challenges through a suite of early interventions.

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Better communication could break down barriers and improve the health of Roma people

Better communication could break down barriers and improve the health of Roma people

MPs open survey for care leavers to share their experiences of social care

MPs open survey for care leavers to share their experiences of social care

Support for sibling contact makes future connection between siblings more likely

Support for sibling contact makes future connection between siblings more likely

Project to understand how local authorities use Family Group Conferences launches

Project to understand how local authorities use Family Group Conferences launches

IFSW announces new members elected to executive committee

IFSW announces new members elected to executive committee

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