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Care regulator warns of “tsunami of unmet need” as providers hand back registrations

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22/10/21

Care regulator warns of “tsunami of unmet need” as providers hand back registrations

The independent regulator of all health and social care services in England says rising vacancy rates have meant that some care providers are having to hand back their registrations as they don’t have enough staff to deliver care, as well as examples of quality suffering due to lack of staff.

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Adoption matching events could help harder-to-place children find homes, report says

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21/10/21

Adoption matching events could help harder-to-place children find homes, report says

Adoption and fostering charity Coram is calling for the implementation of Adoption Activity Days after a report finds that informal matching events secure places for one in four children attending.

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Embracing technology and the future of social care in a post-COVID world

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20/10/21

Embracing technology and the future of social care in a post-COVID world

Gavin Bashar, UK MD at Tunstall Healthcare, discusses how the pandemic has shone a long overdue light on the obstacles facing the social care system and the urgency of reform.

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‘Arcane’ tax rules silence vulnerable groups, says new research

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19/10/21

‘Arcane’ tax rules silence vulnerable groups, says new research

Coalition of charities, campaigners and individuals write to the Treasury to call for rule changes to the tax system to allow service users with lived experience to have their say on how services are run without it affecting their welfare.

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Number of children in Northern Ireland at risk of destitution from NRPF ‘unknown’

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18/10/21

Number of children in Northern Ireland at risk of destitution from NRPF ‘unknown’

Northern Ireland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People said children are suffering due to their parent’s or carer’s immigration status and as a result are plunged into extreme poverty, facing homelessness and destitution.

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What social workers need to know about honour-based violence

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18/10/21

What social workers need to know about honour-based violence

When Kaiza [not her real name] was four, her family decided who she would marry. As a teenager, her family sent her to a remote part of Pakistan for a year, so she would become more compliant.

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“Be prepared for conflict”: Lessons for Living, by Dr  Neil Thompson

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17/10/21

“Be prepared for conflict”: Lessons for Living, by Dr Neil Thompson

Life is never without its challenge, but there is always the opportunity to learn and grow from those demands made on us. Dr Neil Thompson offers advice to tackle these problems and help social workers and care professionals to realise their potential.

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Care Review publishes its response to Case for Change feedback

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14/10/21

Care Review publishes its response to Case for Change feedback

The Review of Children’s Social Care in England has published a summary of the submissions it received in response to its early findings document ‘The Case for Change’.

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Care regulator warns of “tsunami of unmet need” as providers hand back registrations

Care regulator warns of “tsunami of unmet need” as providers hand back registrations

Adoption matching events could help harder-to-place children find homes, report says

Adoption matching events could help harder-to-place children find homes, report says

Embracing technology and the future of social care in a post-COVID world

Embracing technology and the future of social care in a post-COVID world

‘Arcane’ tax rules silence vulnerable groups, says new research

‘Arcane’ tax rules silence vulnerable groups, says new research

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Number of children in Northern Ireland at risk of destitution from NRPF ‘unknown’

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