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How did Kids Company get so far away from those it was meant to help?

How did Kids Company get so far away from those it was meant to help? | Social services news | Scoop.it
Pseudoscience about children’s behaviour being biologically determined, combined with a flamboyant founder who saw the press as a high priority, drowned out the voices of service users at the charity The departure of Camila Batmanghelidjh as chief...
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6. Sharing knowledge - Knowledge Broker Training

6. Sharing knowledge. Knowledge brokers training course
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Historic social work meeting agrees joint approach to safeguard and promote a valuable profession

Historic social work meeting agrees joint approach to safeguard and promote a valuable profession | Social services news | Scoop.it
A meeting of UK social work organisations has agreed to campaign collectively to safeguard their valuable profession.
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Charities better than private companies at reducing reoffending, report finds

Charities better than private companies at reducing reoffending, report finds | Social services news | Scoop.it
Study suggests prisoners are less likely to reoffend in first year of release after intervention by a charity, rather than a private company Some 28% of charity projects have reduced reoffending, compared to 19% of private companies, according to...
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End of life guidelines revised after Scots rethink

End of life guidelines revised after Scots rethink | Social services news | Scoop.it
GREATER clarity on end-of-life care has been hailed by campaigners as new health guidance was published calling for decisions on the care of dying patients to be made by multiple health experts rather than one doctor.
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'Clarity from the chaos': tips for time management in social work - Communitycare.co.uk

'Clarity from the chaos': tips for time management in social work - Communitycare.co.uk | Social services news | Scoop.it
Zoe Betts shares some practical ideas for prioritising, getting management support and taking control of your time and caseload
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Hen-keeping – a cracking new therapy for older people | Sue George

Hen-keeping – a cracking new therapy for older people | Sue George | Social services news | Scoop.it
A project that lets people keep hens is reducing depression, loneliness and the need for antipsychotic medication for those in sheltered housing and care homesIn the garden of a care home, gingernut ranger hen Ellen has just laid her second egg.
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ADULT SOCIAL CARE BUDGET UK - FOR WHOSE PROFIT?

ADULT SOCIAL CARE BUDGET UK - FOR WHOSE PROFIT? | Social services news | Scoop.it
PHYSICIANS FOR A NATIONAL HEALTH PLAN (PNHP). Mark Almberg, PNHP communications director, told his American audience what is being hidden from UK citizens, that For-profit home care agencies are bl...
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Have your say on The Carers (Scotland) Bill

Have your say on The Carers (Scotland) Bill | Social services news | Scoop.it
The national carer organisations are seeking an amendment to The Carers (Scotland) Bill to have a duty on local authorities to support carers based on national eligibility critieria, rather then local eligibility critieria.
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Get families involved to protect children from domestic violence

Get families involved to protect children from domestic violence | Social services news | Scoop.it
Family group conferences, where families develop their own child protection plans with the help of professionals, have been shown to be effective
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Isabelle Trowler: Social work needs to earn back public trust | Social Care ... - The Guardian

Isabelle Trowler: Social work needs to earn back public trust | Social Care ... - The Guardian | Social services news | Scoop.it
We have to ask ourselves some serious questions about why the College of Social Work failed – and start looking a little closer to home
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BASW Chair: Social workers must unite as a profession now - Communitycare.co.uk

BASW Chair: Social workers must unite as a profession now - Communitycare.co.uk | Social services news | Scoop.it
Guy Shennan says the closure of the College of Social Work has been the trigger for historic meetings on social work unity
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Promoting the ‘human’ in human rights: a seminar on developing a more responsive state

Promoting the ‘human’ in human rights: a seminar on developing a more responsive state | Social services news | Scoop.it
Are we putting too much emphasis on ‘rights’ when we discuss or legislate on ‘human rights’?  Prof Fineman believes we are; and argues that we should look more closely at the ‘human’ aspects of ‘human rights’.
Human rights legislation, she asserts, divides communities, by labelling some as ‘protected’ under the law and the rest as ‘unprotected’.  This division results in tensions not just between the ‘protected’ and ‘unprotected, but among the ‘protected’ themselves, for ever decreasing resourc
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Social work student struck off register after historic sex crime was revealed - Aberdeen Press and Journal

Aberdeen Press and Journal Social work student struck off register after historic sex crime was revealed Aberdeen Press and Journal The man, but who has not been named in the report when he was 13 or 14 years old when working as a paper boy around...
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Social work: knowledge and skills for supervisors and leaders - Consultations - GOV.UK

Social work: knowledge and skills for supervisors and leaders - Consultations - GOV.UK | Social services news | Scoop.it
We're seeking views on the knowledge and skills that practice supervisors and practice leaders in child and family social work should have.
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Engage: Social care evidence base

Engage: Social care evidence base | Social services news | Scoop.it
Social care may be the poor relation of healthcare with regard to research funding, but it’s somethi...
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Under the microscope: Data, charities and working with offenders |

Under the microscope: Data, charities and working with offenders | | Social services news | Scoop.it

Suggests the charities are better than private companies at reducing re-offending

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SCVO | Digital Participation » Challenge Fund

SCVO | Digital Participation » Challenge Fund | Social services news | Scoop.it
There are great digital participation projects going on across Scotland. We want to support existing projects to do more, and encourage new projects to get started.
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Autism in the workplace: 'Always thought you were a bit weird'

Autism in the workplace: 'Always thought you were a bit weird' | Social services news | Scoop.it


A late diagnosis of autism meant I struggled with the alien codes of small talk and office politics – until I started work at an autism charity.  "…not everyone wants to be part of communal brews and Secret Santas".

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Health and social care integration. Disabled people's views and priorities

When: Fri Aug 28, 2015 10am to 2pm 
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Where: Thistle Glasgow Hotel, Cambridge Street, Glasgow G2 3HN, United Kingdom
Event Status: confirmed
Event Description: Glasgow Disability Alliance event.
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It’s all about digital participation

It’s all about digital participation | Social services news | Scoop.it
I started this bog some three and a half years ago to encourage the use of social media and campaign for better access to the web at work.
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Five urban design mistakes that create unhealthy and inactive communities

Five urban design mistakes that create unhealthy and inactive communities | Social services news | Scoop.it
Suburbia has long been plagued with bad architecture that discourages exercise, but similar mistakes are blighting neighbourhoods for city dwellers too We all want to be fit, healthy and happy but the best intentions – whether it’s to jog to the...
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Perspectives on knowledge into action in education and public service reform: a review of relevant literature and an outline framework for change

Perspectives on knowledge into action  in education and public service reform: a review of relevant literature and an  outline framework for change | Social services news | Scoop.it
A literature review from What Works Scotland. It draws on research from the field of health and social care on evidence informed practice and the processes through which knowledge is translated in to action.
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