Monthly Archives: July 2013

National College in Wales

The Welsh government is proposing to set up a national college of social care to further support and professionalise front-line social workers, care staff and managers.The plans are included in a policy statement on the regulation and inspection of social services in … Continue reading

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Homicide Inquiries

An analysis of almost 400 cases by Dave Sheppard, a former social worker who now runs the MHA and MCA Law training service, reveals a stark disparity in the time taken by the NHS to publish independent reviews of homicide cases.   In … Continue reading

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Fabricated or Induced Illness 2

The Children Act 1989 introduced Significant Harm as the threshold that justifies compulsory intervention in family life in the best interests of children. Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Emotional Abuse and Neglect are all categories of Significant Harm. Harm is defined … Continue reading

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Fabricated or Induced Illness 1

Fabricated or Induced Illness is easiest understood as illness in a child which is fabricated by a parent or person in loco parentis. The child is often presented for medical assessment and care, usually persistently, often resulting in multiple medical … Continue reading

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HMP Leicester

Following a formal procurement process, the Leicestershire Partnership Trust, in partnership with Bushloe End Surgery in Wigston and LASS, has secured the healthcare contract at HMP Leicester effective from Monday (1 July 2013).   The services will be managed in their … Continue reading

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