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4 hours ago
Pressure has been reduced in the hospital where health regulator noted concerns about over-stretched staff in A&ENormal service has resumed at a crisis-hit hospital that had been forced to cancel operations and tell patients to stay away from A&E.Colchester general hospital declared a major [...]
HealthHealth and Care
6 hours ago
Western world’s first gene therapy drug will cost nearly $1.4m per patientThe western world’s first gene therapy drug is set to go on sale in Germany with a €1.1m ($1.4m) price tag, a new record for a medicine to treat a rare disease.The sky-high cost of Glybera, from Dutch biotech firm UniQur[...]
HealthHealth and Care
8 hours ago
A partnership between St. Mary's Division of Human Services and the St. Mary's Department of Social Services takes on the first part, finding out who requires help. The social workers “are able to identify those families that are in need of financial assistance, ...
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General Social Work
9 hours ago
... of inmate re-offending by 15 per cent within five years. Other letter signatories include the Victorian Council of Social Service, Council to Homeless Persons, the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service, the Mental Health Legal Centre and Jesuit Social Services.
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10 hours ago
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The poll sees a flat growth in services, at 6.7 percent versus 6.6 percent (Q via Live.com News 
General Social Work
10 hours ago
addict mother following a host of failures by social services. Now Sunderland City ... identify some very serious shortcomings in social work practice which we have taken decisive action to ...
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General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
10 hours ago
ducation Minister Vinod Tawde called for participation of all students and not just limit the campaign to National Social Service (NSS) wing. "If its only NSS, then the campaign will be only 50 per cent successful," he said. Tawde said there should be no ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducation
11 hours ago
. Governments providing internet access The positive correlation between social development and access to the internet has been broadly accepted with telecommunications now seen as a key medium for the delivery of key social services. Several countries ...
General Social Work
13 hours ago
Up to two million people could be eligible, though it is not seen as a long-term solution for obesityThe number of obese people having weight loss surgery needs to double or triple in the UK so the soaring bill for treating type 2 diabetes can be cut, according to NHS advisory body Nice.Up to two mi[...]
HealthEducationGovernment Policy
13 hours ago
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General Social WorkEducation
13 hours ago
Social work senior Keonna Johnson remembers a time where she went to a store along with her cousins. They were being followed by some agitators who were looking to bother them because they were black. What bothered Johnson most wasn't that they ...
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General Social WorkGerontology
13 hours ago
Local authorities in England were looking after 68,110 children in March 2013 – a 14% increase since 2008The number of children in care has risen to its highest level for nearly 25 years following the death of Baby P and recent child sex exploitation scandals, the government’s spending watchdog [...]
ChildrenEducationChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
14 hours ago
Lancaster Eagle Gazette
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General Social Work
14 hours ago
To accomplish these objectives the proposed law merges all public health and social service institutions in a given region into an integrated centre of health and social services (CISSS). The Montreal region, due to its size, will be divided into five new distinct ...
Huffington Post Canada via Google News 
General Social WorkHealth and Care
15 hours ago
In partnership with Guam's Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS), the telemedicine program will provide real-time, video conferencing program with primary care user sites in Guam. Consultations and medical advice will include ...
PR Newswire via Google News 
General Social WorkHealth and Care
15 hours ago
residential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery Panfilo Lacson said that, of the total amount, P3 billion is for infrastructure projects; P367.44 million for social services; P4.01 billion for resettlement; and P714.73 million for livelihood assistance.
General Social Work
16 hours ago
4 will be allowed to remain there, and city social services is pressuring the landlord to make repairs. Natalie Moore, 87, has lived at 624 N. Coronado St for 40 years. On Nov. 4, the Los Angeles Housing Department declared the building unsafe for habitation, ...
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General Social WorkHousing and PovertyGerontology
16 hours ago
year in the third quarter of 2014, on the back of strong growth in the health and social services industry. According to latest data by the Department of Statistics released on Thursday (Nov 27 ...
SINGAPORE: Sales for the services sector rose 3.3 per cent on via Live.com News 
General Social WorkHealth and Care
17 hours ago
Edited extracts from exchanges between William Vahey and Terry Hedger, then Southbank International’s headmaster

William Vahey inquiry finds serious failures at Southbank International1. Edited extracts from William Vahey’s application letter to Southbank International school, dated 1[...]
ChildrenEducation
17 hours ago
Eleanor Laws QC described the 73-year-old as a formidable presence who made children feel like there was no way outThe owner of a group of children’s homes has been found guilty of 26 charges of sexual abuse against troubled and vulnerable youngsters who were in his care.John Allen, 73, was convic[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth and CareCriminal Justice
17 hours ago
Report finds Southbank International could have stopped Vahey after emergence of ‘intrinsically inappropriate conduct’

Correspondence between William Vahey and Southbank International The headmaster of an elite London school where the US paedophile William Vahey abused more than 60 [...]
ChildrenEducationChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice

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2 days ago
With the issuance of the St. Louis County grand jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, the National Association of Social Workers urges reforms that would help end the excessive use of police force. The association also hope[...]
 

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2 days ago
In recent years, there has been a growing national movement to challenge the practice and premise for using solitary confinement as a method of behavioral control in the nation’s prisons, jails and juvenile facilities.The strong opposition to solitary confinement is primarily based on questions ab[...]
 
5 days ago
The National Association of Social Workers applauds President Obama’s decision to issue an executive action that will likely lead to as many as five million previously undocumented immigrants to be able to remain in the United States. This action was very meaningful to immigrant families with chi[...]
 
1 week ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff Participation at public hearings to develop a national strategy to eliminate child maltreatment deaths has exceeded expectations, said NASW member Michael Petit, president of Every Child Matters Education Fund. Petit and social worker Marilyn Bruguier Zimmerman, director [...]