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8 hours ago
Andrew Hutchinson pleads guilty to attacks at Oxford’s John Radcliffe hospital and series of other sexual and voyeurism offencesA staff nurse has admitted raping three women, one aged just 18, in a hospital’s emergency department, as well as a series of other sexual and voyeurism offences.Andrew[...]
HealthHealth and CareCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
8 hours ago
Sodexo, UK’s largest operator of privatised probation services, is to use cash-machine style kiosks to enable offenders to report in without seeing an officerThe largest UK private probation operator plans to allow offenders to report in at ATM-style electronic kiosks as part of cost-cutting plans[...]
Criminal Justice
8 hours ago
Organisation representing professionals tackling drug and alcohol abuse forced to shut after 15 years because of ‘worsening financial situation’DrugScope, the UK’s leading independent centre of drug and drug abuse expertise, is to close due to a lack of funds.The charity said that the decision[...]
Charities and Volunteerism
8 hours ago
Northumbria police receive 83 reports of domestic violence a day. On a busy Friday night in Tyne and Wear, we join a police patrol that has joined forces with a local women’s refuge to tackle the epidemic of abuseIn the sitting room of a 60s semi, Keith sits with his head in his hands, groaning qu[...]
WomenChildren and ParentingCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
9 hours ago
Ukip leader admits party faces ‘very hard’ fight to win seats as he unveils pledges on leaving EU, stricter border controls, boosting NHS, and cutting aid and taxUkip’s leader, Nigel Farage, has brushed off suggestions that his party is losing momentum but admitted that he was facing a “very[...]
Health
9 hours ago
A new community-run shop will open later this year offering a wholesome version of the fast-food classic. But will schoolkids go for a non-greasy takeaway?London has more than 8,000 fried chicken shops. According to the market researchers Mintel, young people are the heaviest (I use the term advised[...]
EducationHealth and Care
9 hours ago
Thanks, celebs, for emboldening women and ridding them of their shame over the workings of their internal plumbing. Then again, why don’t men’s ageing bodies get this much attention?I am very grateful to famous women, for talking in a forthright way about their experience of periods, and now the[...]
Womens Issues
10 hours ago
From the role of the Charity Commission to trustee accountability – here are five things that got charity leaders talkingRegulation of the third sector is a contentious issue. Many argue that the sector is over regulated and some say not enough information is provided for smaller organisations to [...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
10 hours ago
What’s next to be outlawed under the absurd public spaces protection order? How about garnishes on sandwiches, or people knocking on your front door?How niche should a law be? I ask because the Manifesto Club, which campaigns against over-regulation, has published a list of activities that have be[...]
Children and ParentingHousing and PovertyEducationHealth and CareCriminal Justice
11 hours ago
The main points from our discussion on how to make the best use of older people’s skills, knowledge and experience

• Read the discussion in full
Anna McEwen, director of support and development, Shared Lives Plus: Older people have different expectations these days, and that will[...]
Children and ParentingHealth and Care
12 hours ago
Judge says case is not straightforward, reserving judgment in third day of trial at Northern Ireland high court The Evangelical Christian owners of a bakery that refused to make a gay-themed cake discriminated against a client on grounds of his sexual orientation, Northern Ireland’s high court has[...]
Criminal Justice
13 hours ago
Americans have always mocked the state of teeth in the UK, but a rise in people having cosmetic dentistry means Brits will no longer have to grin and bear itName: British teeth.Age: Miscellaneous. Related: Top UK dentists smiling after surge in demand for cosmetic treatment Continue reading...
Health
14 hours ago
My parents and grandparents knew just what kind of adult they should be at 25. I don’t - but it’s not my faultLife is often referred to as a “highway”, to borrow from Tom Cochrane, and for my generation that hasn’t changed. “Adulthood today lacks a well-defined roadmap”, writes Steven [...]
Children and Parenting
14 hours ago
Instagram took down a photo by artist Rupi Kaur that showed a small amount of her menstrual blood. When will society accept women’s bodies? There’s a predictable social media formula for what women’s pictures online should look like. Breasts in barely-there bikinis are good (thumbs-up emoji, e[...]
WomenHealthChildren and ParentingWomens Issues
15 hours ago
Commons public accounts committee says prison, probation, police and border control inspectors’ independence is threatened by current systemMinisters should not be allowed to appoint the independent watchdogs who inspect prisons, probation, the police and border control, say MPs.The Commons public[...]
Criminal Justice
16 hours ago
In May 2015 the UK faces a choice over the austerity agenda. Tamsin Rutter speaks to the TUC boss about what the election means for public sector workers
“If you treat your staff like enemies, what does that say about you as an employer?”Frances O’Grady is very worried about the future of[...]
17 hours ago
With 45% of people cashing in time credits being first-time volunteers, Claudia Cahalane looks at its impact on the third sector Related: 10 trends in international philanthropy Two years ago Cheryl Hughes was a stay-at-home mum in Cardiff, south Wales. She lacked confidence and was unsure about wha[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
17 hours ago
An employee’s desk is an oasis of calm in the horrendous office environment. No wonder we like to stay put
In the latest “being alive can kill you” news, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) is warning of the risks of diabetes and cardiovascular disease from sitting at your desk for too lon[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental Health
18 hours ago
Expert views, good practice and interesting comments from our live discussion on integration Related: What is the future of health and social care integration? Live discussion Start from the individual, make their goals pivotal and shape the team around them Related: Vanguard sites: new models of in[...]
HealthHealth and Care
18 hours ago
A third of parents underestimate their child’s BMI, sparking fears many do not understand the risks associated with being overweight Parents with obese children may not be able to recognise their child is overweight unless they are at very extreme levels of obesity, research has found.The study al[...]
Children and Parenting
19 hours ago
The sustainable development goals will aim to eradicate poverty by 2030 but our current economic model, built on GDP, could never be inclusive or sustainableIf you follow international news you will be accustomed to headlines announcing that world leaders have succeeded in cutting global poverty in [...]
PovertyHousing and Poverty
19 hours ago
The illness is on course to become the most common cancer by 2030 but there are no clear plans to train up a new workforce
There’s no denying that I love my job. But in recent years it has become plagued by increasing, unmanageable workloads and huge administrative demands, which often makes me[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy

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4 days ago
In honor of it’s 60th Anniversary in 2015 the National Association of Social Workers in April is launching a Twitter chat series. The Twitter chat series will give association members, the wider social work community and the public a chance to have a conversation with some of the leading social wo[...]
 

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5 days ago
NASW Press has released the tenth edition of Social Work Speaks. The publication presents, in one comprehensive and unabridged collection, the policy statements adopted by the NASW Delegate Assembly in 2014. The Delegate Assembly, the key policymaking body of the National Association of Social Worke[...]
 
6 days ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff Cynthia Fernan came to Capitol Hill on a chilly January morning and informed federal lawmakers that she is an employed 19-year-old student from the Focus Learning Academy Southwest in Columbus, Ohio. “I am also a couch surfer,” she said. Fernan is homeless and has bee[...]