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5 hours ago
Partner of Michelle Barnes says she killed herself after guards said her baby would be taken into care and she became agitated The Ministry of Justice has launched an investigation into the death of a woman who hanged herself in her prison cell six days after giving birth to a baby girl and shortly [...]
WomenChildren and ParentingHealth and CareCriminal Justice
5 hours ago
Christopher Smallwood argues (The NHS needs more cash. To find it we have to ditch the prejudice, 8 February) that private insurance companies are the best solution to the chronic underfunding of the NHS, given a presumed resistance to tax rises. However, he has overlooked some fundamentals: a tax r[...]
HealthHousing and PovertyHealth and CareGovernment Policy
6 hours ago
Damage caused by PFI, pay rows and the 2012 reorganisation needs reversing, says Martin McKee of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineThe NHS has been the envy of the world for its fairness, good outcomes and value for money, but it needs more funds and the dismantling of recent changes[...]
HealthEducationHealth and CareGovernment Policy
9 hours ago
A new study has found links between a family’s ‘cycle of negativity’ and a child’s later trouble with work, relationships and crimeApproximately two-thirds of children with ADHD will continue to experience some symptoms in adulthood, which can affect everything from finding employment and de[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingEducationMental HealthCriminal Justice
9 hours ago
Lottery-funded villagers around Barnsley are purchasing rundown houses from private landlords for local apprentices to do up – and local people to rent from a social landlordDriving into Goldthorpe, at first glance the Barnsley village looks typical of any English community: a small high street ru[...]
HousingChildren and Parenting
10 hours ago
hey've had to do it under difficult conditions that some social service groups say are bound to produce an inaccurate tally. The official counts are done once a year, in the dead of winter, when homeless people are more likely to be hunkered down in ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
10 hours ago
A ban on organisations using public funds to act as ‘sock puppets’ and lobby ministers to win contracts is about political intimidation, not addressing real abusesAre thousands of charities wasting taxpayer’s money by spending fortunes on lobbying ministers to win contracts and influence and n[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
10 hours ago
earning majors, including human services and community organization and social work. “It’s the right church but the wrong pew,” said Anthony Carnevale, an author of the report and the director of ...
By contrast, they make up 17% or more in the lowest via Live.com News 
General Social WorkEducation
10 hours ago
ecause those costs largely are fixed, that means cuts are more likely to fall hard on sensitive areas such as education, health care and social services. Business leaders respond that they know spending reforms will take time and hope Malloy and the ...
General Social WorkEducationHealth and Care
10 hours ago
Twenty-four-hour strike planned for Wednesday if deal cannot be reached over new contract for junior doctorsGovernment officials and the British Medical Association (BMA) are locked in last-ditch talks to avert strike action by thousands of junior doctors.
The Department of Healt[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
11 hours ago
I was a medical student and was convinced nothing serious was wrong, but MRI scans showed I needed brain surgery – scheduled for the day after a crucial exam During my penultimate year of medical school, I was having really terrible migraines. I wasn’t too concerned. I always used to get auras w[...]
HealthEducationHealth and CareGovernment Policy
11 hours ago
We’re not about to abandon visiting patients in care homes, but GPs can’t go on absorbing more work – that’s why a BMA conference voted to canvass members on a mass walkoutThe British Medical Association called a special local medical committee (LMC) conference earlier this month “to decid[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
11 hours ago
nsect repellent. This donation will allow for distribution through social service programs in an effort to help protect as many people as possible. "We are proud to make this donation to support the County of Hawaii Civil Defense Agency in their efforts ...
General Social Work
12 hours ago
Specialist women’s services, such as women’s centres, are highly effective alternatives to custody, but these very services are under threatThe prime minister’s announcement of a review of mothers in prison can’t come soon enough. Women make up the minority of the prison population, at just [...]
ChildrenWomenChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and CareMinorities and ImmigrationCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
13 hours ago
A Charity Commission report on tackling abuse and mismanagement in charities shows a rise in terrorism-related cases but this remains a small proportion of overall investigationsIntroducing the Charity Commission’s latest report on tackling abuse and mismanagement (pdf), chair William Shawcross co[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
13 hours ago
As rapper Professor Green tackles youth homelessness for a BBC documentary, my research shows how planned housing benefit cuts will be a disaster for young peopleWhen the rapper Professor Green set out to explore contemporary experiences of homelessness among young people for a BBC3 documentary, air[...]
HousingChildren and ParentingHousing and Poverty
14 hours ago
Campaigners say tribunal finding in favour of Meseret Kumulchew highlights duty to make allowances for dyslexic staffStarbucks has lost a disability discrimination case after it wrongly accused a dyslexic employee of falsifying documents when she had simply misread numbers she was responsible for re[...]
Disabilities
14 hours ago
The new police corruption offence is open to interpretation and could be used more widely than intendedIn July 2013, Bijan Ebrahimi, a disabled refugee originally from Iran, was beaten to death and his body burned by “vigilante” neighbours in Bristol. His repeated calls for help from Avon and So[...]
DisabilitiesCriminal Justice
15 hours ago
We served 95 people in our slowest winter on record but this year we have actually served 155 people in just a matter of 8 days, so the need has gone up as far as people that we have served," said Jeff Smith, Social Services director for The Salvation Army.
General Social Work
15 hours ago
It wasn’t ‘thank you for the music’ for one A&E patient, who said she was being driven mad by hearing Abba music in her head throughout the night. Dr Cliff Mann, president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, kept her talking, as patients always have the answers

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EducationHealth and Care
15 hours ago
ast year, Prime Minister David Cameron’s government expanded the program’s scope, making it a legal duty for schools, hospitals, local governments, social services and prisons to flag extremist behavior with the authorities. Opponents say that ...
General Social WorkEducationHealth and CareCriminal Justice
15 hours ago
West Yorkshire drop-in centre offers treatment to vulnerable, low-paid, homeless and migrant patients, many of whom have not visited a dentist for yearsWracked with unbearable toothache, and unable to find a dentist to treat her, Claire Skipper resorted to desperate measures. “I had this pain for [...]
PovertyHealthHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
16 hours ago
or nearly three decades, the Albuquerque Indian Center has been something of a gathering place and safe haven, providing meals, clothing and a host of social services to poor and homeless urban Indians. Located in the International District, at 105 Texas ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
16 hours ago
A lack of support and knowledge about FASD leaves foster carers, adopters and social workers in the darkSam Lister and her partner Paul had never heard of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder. But as experienced foster carers with 13 placements behind them, they knew there was something wrong with their[...]
ChildrenChildrenChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
17 hours ago
A doctor working in a slum in Kolkata describes the emotional and professional challenges of not being able to provide the level of care available through the NHSAfter struggling through an overcrowded metro in 40-degree heat, I make my way to the school in a slum area of Kolkata where I’m working[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and CareGovernment Policy

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5 days ago
By Maren Dale, News contributor Social workers are aware of the importance of building cultural awareness in order to work effectively with people from various racial and ethnic groups. However, the need has increased for social workers to dive deeper and develop cultural competence in relation to s[...]
 

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5 days ago
Palliative care professionals work with the dying; dealing with death and bereavement falls within their purview. Dealing with death and bereavement on a day to day basis takes its toll on palliative care professionals. How do they cope? In a recent issue of Health and Social Work published by NASW [...]
 
6 days ago
As you all know the water situation in Flint finally climaxed and everyone is scrambling to help in various ways. Last week, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Michigan Chapter put out a call to action to social workers who are looking for ways to get involved at any level. More than [...]
 
1 week ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff Addressing the need for standards in mental health and substance use care is particularly critical given the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, according to a newly released report by the Instit[...]