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Health secretary admits official failings over a number of medical treatment issuesJeremy Hunt, the health and social care secretary, has launched a nine-month review into how the NHS addresses concerns about medical treatments, including vaginal mesh devices.Speaking in the Commons, he admitted the[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
5 hours ago
Minister supports Tina Stowell for Charity Commission chair but MPs say she lacks experience
Ministers have signalled that they intend to press ahead with Tina Stowell’s controverisal appointment as chair of the Charity Commission, despite her rejection by a select committee of MPs.The culture [...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
6 hours ago
The Terrence Higgins Trust initiative aims to combat loneliness and encourage discussion through a shared love of filmInside the Regent Street cinema in Marylebone, London, a group of men and women are in high spirits singing along to a dancing Doris Day. It is a gloomy Wednesday in February but the[...]
HealthWomens Issues
8 hours ago
We think we’re losing a lot of talent, a lot of contributions from people that could do very well in our society if only they had at least a minimum of support," said autism researcher Shaun Eack, a professor at Pitt’s schools of social work and ...
General Social WorkEducationDisabilities
9 hours ago
ailure to educate a child is not included in the state's definition of neglect, so it cannot be reported to the state's social services. About 1.7 million children in the United States — or about 3.3 percent of kids — are homeschooled, including about ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducation
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date on what their friends are doing, according to ...
When asked about their primary reasons for using social media, 45 percent of Gen via Live.com News 
General Social Work
9 hours ago
We set up a shelter to help people off the streets, but our detractors were more concerned that guests would have sex with each otherLGBTIQ+ people feel intimidated in their homes, removing signs of their sexuality when repairs people come to visit, recent research on social housing by the Universit[...]
HousingPovertyHousing and PovertyEducation
9 hours ago
The government’s plan to roll out small-scale digital licences could price out vital volunteer-run stations from reaching a wider audienceIn 2010, hundreds of English Defence League protesters marched through Peterborough. There were 11 arrests for public order offences. When they took to the cit[...]
Charities and VolunteerismCriminal Justice
9 hours ago
Jemma Kennedy’s experience of treatment was so bad she felt she had to write a play IVF treatment in the UK has become a money-making racket, according to a writer who found her own personal experience “brutalising” and has written a play inspired by it.Details have been announced of the premi[...]
HealthChildren and Parenting
9 hours ago
Report showing NHS facing £900m deficit delayed after health department intervenedThe NHS’s financial regulator has delayed publishing new information about the health service’s serious shortages of both money and staff after lobbying by the government, the Guardian can reveal.The figures show [...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
10 hours ago
ntegrating nonmedical social services with medical services is necessary for the United States healthcare system to address unmet social needs, according to a case study published in Health Affairs. Integrating nonmedical social services with medical ...
General Social WorkHealth and Care
10 hours ago
Half a million people in the UK suffer from work-related stress, and psychological breakdown can creep up without warning. But what, exactly, is this ‘state of vital exhaustion’, and how can you come back from it?In a bedroom in North Yorkshire at 2am, Sara Cox lay next to her sleeping husband i[...]
HealthMental Health
10 hours ago
Academics call for investigation into effects of NHS underfunding and austerity politicsThe Department of Health and Social Care has been accused of ignoring repeated warnings about stagnating life expectancy, from academics who are demanding an urgent inquiry into whether austerity policies could b[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
12 hours ago
worker creeping on your social media? Two out of five people surveyed by Sugarcookie.com said they have masturbated while perusing their colleagues’ Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Of the 2,000 people polled, a shocking 39 percent of men and ...
Is your co via Live.com News 
General Social Work
16 hours ago
Growth of unsuitable self-employment blamed for half of single parent homes being poorSingle parents are increasingly being pushed into precarious zero-hours contracts and unsuitable self-employment, putting more children at risk of living in poverty, a charity has warned.
In a report to mark its[...]
ChildrenPovertyCharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
16 hours ago
Committee says Tina Stowell lacks ‘knowledge or vision’ and questions her independenceA committee of MPs has unanimously refused to endorse the appointment of a former Tory minister as chair of the Charity Commission, with a stinging rebuke to the government for selecting her despite “a comple[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
16 hours ago
Social Bite working with housing groups and councils to offer homeless ‘wraparound’ supportAt least 600 of Scotland’s most vulnerable rough sleepers are to be provided with homes and the continuing support they need to sustain their tenancies, in the largest commitment of its kind in the UK.Th[...]
HousingPoverty
17 hours ago
Questions also raised for moderate drinkers of alcohol about their social habitHeavy drinkers are putting themselves at risk of dementia, according to the largest study of its kind ever conducted.Research published in the Lancet Public Health journal provides powerful evidence that people who drink [...]
HealthHealth and Care
18 hours ago
Response to claims about former chief executive Justin Forsyth was inadequate, charity admitsSave the Children has apologised to female employees who complained of inappropriate behaviour by the charity’s former chief executive, admitting their claims were not properly dealt with at the time.In a [...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismWomens Issues
20 hours ago
time positions were on the list. A second resolution eliminated 11 vacant positions in the Department of Social Services. Russell said the spots had been empty for some time, and the department did not have particular need for them.
More than 90 full via Live.com News 
General Social WorkCriminal Justice
20 hours ago
askal declared her candidacy Nov. 22. During a Feb. 8 forum, she highlighted her work with children and experience in social services before joining the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office in 2006. In 2016, Yaskal left the Columbia County post to ...
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
20 hours ago
Osvaldas Pagirys, 18, was arrested for stealing sweets, and found hanging unconscious three months laterThe death of a distressed Lithuanian teenager in the segregation unit of Wandsworth prison after he was arrested has been condemned as “appalling and tragic” by the prisons and probation ombud[...]
Criminal Justice
20 hours ago
service officials locally and statewide said they hope the plan doesn’t become law and added it will face a steep road for passage by Congress. Federal lawmakers from the Springfield area either didn’t express support for the idea or said they ...
The Columbus Dispatch via Live.com News 
General Social Work
21 hours ago
I’ve seen for myself how agencies operate, and the toxic and exploitative relationships that can so easily developA century ago doctors began to take notice of a disturbing condition affecting white men in “the tropics”. These men, hard at work with empire-building and civilising natives, were[...]
CharitiesHealth and Care
22 hours ago
MPs tell boss Mark Goldring that charity treated vulnerable women in Haiti ‘like trinkets’Oxfam has lost 7,000 regular donors since it was revealed that staff sexually exploited victims of the Haiti earthquake in 2010, its chief executive has told a committee of MPs, which accused the charity of[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismWomens Issues

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There are many challenges that face children who age out of the foster care system, including education, housing, and health care. One rarely-addressed challenge is oral health care. Children who have aged out of the foster care system face considerable barriers in accessing oral health care. Althou[...]
 

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The Maine Legislature on February 14 held a hearing on a bill to ban gay conversion therapy. The National Association of Social Workers has long been against such therapy, saying it does not change the sexual identity of people who are LGBT and harms their mental well-being.   NASW Maine Chapter [...]
 
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Dear NASW Member, The National Association of Social Workers – Florida Chapter (NASW-FL) offers its heartfelt condolences to the students, staff and families of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. We share your loss and grief at the senseless tragedy. The outpouring of commu[...]
 
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Register today as a 2018 National Association of Social Workers (NASW) National Conference exhibitor! In June 2018, NASW will bring together more than 2,000 social workers and related professionals from across the country and around the world to expand their understanding of the importance of social[...]
 
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By Alison Laurio, News contributor “Goodbye to all my dear friends and family that I love. Today is the day I have chosen to pass away with dignity in the face of my terminal illness, this terrible brain cancer that has taken so much from me … but would have taken so much more.” “The ...
 
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The NASW-Illinois Chapter expresses its deepest condolences to the family of Pamela Knight. Ms. Knight died last week as a result of injuries suffered during an attack on her in September 2017 while working to protect children in her capacity as an investigator for the Illinois Department of Childre[...]