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Adoptive parents need to be supported to help their child grieve

Adoptive parents need to be supported to help their child grieve | Social services news | Scoop.it
Devon Adoption on how they won local authority adoption team of the yearParents and social workers need more support with adoptionThe government’s reforms to adoption have been a challenge to many local authorities.
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Choosing a career in social services - Scottish Social Services Council

A career in social services can give you an important role in another person's life.
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SASW Social Work Awards 2014

SASW Social Work Awards 2014 | Social services news | Scoop.it
The closing date is 28 November so you’ll have to get a move on but if there’s a social worker you think deserves to be nominated you can do so using this form: Nomination Form 2014 CIara Filed under: ELPF, Latest news, Media & Public Profile, Professional...
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Scie's guide to providing independent advocacy - The Guardian

Scie's guide to providing independent advocacy - The Guardian | Social services news | Scoop.it
The Care Act 2014 will require councils to offer advocacy services. Scie’s guide for commissioners could help, says Tony Hunter
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Design CELCIS Christmas card competition

Design CELCIS Christmas card competition | Social services news | Scoop.it
The Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS) is looking for a design for their 2014 Christmas card and would like the help of children and young people who are looked after.
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What will the housing market look like in 2040?

What will the housing market look like in 2040? | Social services news | Scoop.it
This research explores how the housing market is likely to change in the coming decades, and how this will affect poverty.
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New brain scanner to help with dementia

New brain scanner to help with dementia | Social services news | Scoop.it
A SCANNER which could enable scientists to develop better treatments for dementia and other brain conditions is to be installed at a Scottish university.
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Newsflash: Social worker does a fantastic job!! | BASW News

British Association of Social Workers is the professional association for Social Work led by Social Workers in the U.K. We stand up strong. Join us today.
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How to care for a person with dementia

How to care for a person with dementia | Social services news | Scoop.it
Whether its sticking to routines or working with positive memories, there are ways care workers can really help people with dementiaRemembering the past can improve the present for people with dementiaToday, more than 800,000 people live with...
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Scot welcomes investigation into historic sex abuse at detention centre

Scot welcomes investigation into historic sex abuse at detention centre | Social services news | Scoop.it
More than 900 alleged victims have come forward since John McCabe contacted police in 2013.
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UKs mentally ill people more likely to be found in jail than hospital

UKs mentally ill people more likely to be found in jail than hospital | Social services news | Scoop.it
Matthew Williams cannibalism case holds up mirror to state of health and prison services slated as disintegrating by reform trust Each decade in Britain appears to contain a symbolic, heinous murder a crime so awful that it reflects a nations...
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What does it mean to be a radical? | IRISS.FM

What does it mean to be a radical? | IRISS.FM | Social services news | Scoop.it

On 30 October 2014, IRISS held its annual AGM, which featured guest speaker Angela Morgan, Chief Executive at Includem. Includem is an organisation that provides intensive support services for Scotland's most vulnerable young people.

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Social worker who cared for autistic youngsters struck off for turning up to ... - Aberdeen Press and Journal

Social worker who cared for autistic youngsters struck off for turning up to ...
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Following a Scottish Social Services (SSSC) hearing, Ms Sim was removed from the register for child care workers.
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Tell us what you are doing this Christmas

Tell us what you are doing this Christmas | Social services news | Scoop.it
We know that social service workers do what ever they can to make the lives of the people they care for better every day of the year.  Christmas is a special time of year for lots of people including the people who use social services.  And we’d...
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GIRFEC

GIRFEC | Social services news | Scoop.it
Mike Mawby’s GIRFEC presentation is now available to view (in advance)here: GIRFEC Presentation November 2014
Mike will presenting this at the ELPF meeting this Thursday 13 November.
See you there!
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Too many prisoners jailed unnecessarily, says review head

Too many prisoners jailed unnecessarily, says review head | Social services news | Scoop.it
Labour peer says jailing of some people with mental health problems is preventing others getting support they needThe unnecessary jailing of too many people in England and Wales is leaving resources stretched and vulnerable inmates unsupervised,...
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Spending on agency social workers has increased by a third - Community Care

Spending on agency social workers has increased by a third - Community Care | Social services news | Scoop.it
Community Care’s annual investigation finds average spend on temporary agency staff is £1.8m per council
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Scie’s guide to providing independent advocacy

Scie’s guide to providing independent advocacy | Social services news | Scoop.it
The Care Act 2014 will require councils to offer advocacy services. Scie’s guide for commissioners could help, says Tony Hunter
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13 cases of child sex abuse every day in Scotland

13 cases of child sex abuse every day in Scotland | Social services news | Scoop.it
Child protection officers in Scotland are being presented with up to 13 new child sex abuse cases every day, it has emerged.
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Pitch & Pint Social Care Curry Evening | SCVO

Pitch & Pint Social Care Curry Evening | SCVO | Social services news | Scoop.it
Pitch and Pint Social Care Curry evening on 27 Nov - read what it’s all about http://t.co/xmhJVAXtjR #pitchpintscot #socialcare
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Why IRISS signed the Digital Participation Charter | SCVO

Why IRISS signed the Digital Participation Charter | SCVO | Social services news | Scoop.it
Why @irissorg signed the Digital Participation Charter http://t.co/akuxJqp9Fl @scvotweet #digitalparticipation
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From planting gardens to planting ideas – what we’re doing to make life better for people with dementia

From planting gardens to planting ideas – what we’re doing to make life better for people with dementia | Social services news | Scoop.it
The UK Dementia Congress helps us reflect on the many ways we can improve our communities for people with dementia, says Philly Hare.
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Carer who battered OAP after he opened door to her on Hogmanay jailed

Carer who battered OAP after he opened door to her on Hogmanay jailed | Social services news | Scoop.it
Lyndsay Stirling attacked Daniel Martin shortly after drunkenly turning up at the stranger's door in Glasgow.
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