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14 hours ago
Opposition survey finds that 106 out of 150 English councils are turning off or dimming streetlights in response to spending cuts Large areas of England are being “plunged into darkness” as a direct result of government spending cuts, according to the Labour party, after a survey found that 75% [...]
15 hours ago
on Paul Chimedza, MP: Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care. Hon Tongai Muzenda, MP: Deputy Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Services. Hon Tendai Savanhu, MP: Deputy Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement. Hon Petronella Kagonye ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
15 hours ago
cott Morrison had been touted as the next defence minister to replace David Johnston but he has been handed the task of reforming welfare and getting more people into work as Social Services Minister – the post Mr Andrews will leave to oversee defence.
General Social Work
15 hours ago
mong the cabinet changes, Morrison was moved to the social services ministry with Abbott making welfare reform one of his key priorities. Johnson was replaced by Health Minister Peter Dutton while Assistant Education Minister Sussan Ley assumed the health ...
General Social WorkEducationHealth and CareWomens Issues
15 hours ago
eith Towler says more needs to be done to make social work an attractive career option but with poor moral and high care loads many social workers are leaving the profession and the impact of that could be felt by some of most vulnerable children in Wales.
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
16 hours ago
USTRALIAN Greens leader Christine Milne says Scott Morrison’s appointment to the Social Services portfolio “will send shivers down the spines of people around the country”. She says Tasmania, with a disproportionately large number of people relying ...
General Social Work
16 hours ago
Department of Health says changes unlikely to be introduced by original target date of first week of JanuaryA controversial plan to delay the dispatch of ambulances in some urgent medical cases is to be put on hold after a backlash against the “highly dangerous” proposals.As Jeremy Hunt was accu[...]
HealthHealth and Care
17 hours ago
he PM surprised his cabinet by making more changes than expected by promoting Peter Dutton to immigration from health and shifting Scott Morrison to social services from immigration. David Johnston was replaced as defence minister and the post went to ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareMinorities and Immigration
17 hours ago
A fifth of educational psychologists say they know of children being given medication even though guidelines say other methods should be tried firstAn “alarming” number of pre-school children are being prescribed drugs to treat hyperactivity – contrary to medical guidelines that say they shoul[...]
HealthChildrenChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and CareMental Health
18 hours ago
mong the cabinet changes, Morrison was moved to the social services ministry with Abbott making welfare reform one of his key priorities. Johnson was replaced by Health Minister Peter Dutton while Assistant Education Minister Sussan Ley assumed the health ...
General Social WorkEducationHealth and Care
19 hours ago
Government ends ban after 6,000 ducks are culled at Yorkshire farm following outbreak of ‘highly pathogenic’ H5N8 strainRestrictions imposed on the movement of poultry after an outbreak of bird flu have been lifted, the government has said. Some 6,000 ducks were culled on a farm at Nafferton, ne[...]
HealthHealth and Care
19 hours ago
Head of domestic abuse organisation calls suggestion by Jim Murphy ‘absolutely crazy’The leader of the Scottish Labour party, Jim Murphy, has been criticised by women’s organisations working with the victims of domestic abuse after he suggested that the ban on alcohol at Scottish football matc[...]
Womens Issues
21 hours ago
The article by Aditya Chakrabortty on the goings on at Barnet council (Outsourced and unaccountable: this is the future of local government, 16 December) could have been written, to a greater or lesser extent, about any major council in England. Those of us struggling to make local government work w[...]
Health and Care
22 hours ago
Her first commission for the Observer was a portrait of philosopher Bertrand Russell in 1949. From then, Bown photographed the great and the good, the rich and the poor, the ordinary and extraordinary with a compassionate and gentle eyeJane Bown, revered Observer photographer, dies age 89
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5 days ago
Due to increased demand the National Association of Social Workers is extending its ethics consultation days and hours beginning January 5, 2015. NASW’s Office of Ethics and Professional Review answers member’s questions on a variety of ethical issues. Questions can range from “Am I required t[...]
 

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