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FOI
The Number of Individual Referrals to Childrens Social Care Services 

16 Apr 18

Response by Birmingham City Council to Celia on 16 April 2018 .


FOI
The Number of Individual Referrals to Childrens Social Care Services 

11 Apr 18

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Celia on 11 April 2018 .


FOI
My deceased moms medical records 

11 Apr 18

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to SUSAN HAMPTON on 11 April 2018 .


FOI
The Number of Individual Referrals to Childrens Social Care Services 

10 Apr 18

Request sent to Dudley Council by Celia on 10 April 2018 .


FOI
The Number of Individual Referrals to Childrens Social Care Services 

9 Apr 18

Follow up sent to Cannock Chase District Council by Celia on 9 April 2018 .


FOI
The Number of Individual Referrals to Childrens Social Care Services 

6 Apr 18

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Celia on 6 April 2018 .


FOI
The Number of Individual Referrals to Childrens Social Care Services 

6 Apr 18

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Celia on 6 April 2018 .


FOI
The Number of Individual Referrals to Childrens Social Care Services 

6 Apr 18

Response by Birmingham City Council to Celia on 6 April 2018 .


FOI
The Number of Individual Referrals to Childrens Social Care Services 

5 Apr 18

Request sent to Birmingham City Council by Celia on 5 April 2018 .


News
From a pub to social work: how a chance encounter led a principal social worker into the profession 

5 Apr 18

By Lauren Brown On the face of it, Adam Birchall’s route into social work wasn’t too uncommon.


News
Children’s outcomes “not maximised” despite improvement to ’inadequate’ service, Ofsted finds 

4 Apr 18

By Lauren Brown Ofsted inspectors have found progress in an ‘inadequate’ children’s services but expressed ongoing concerns about children’s outcomes.


News
Parents should be supported to rehabilitate with their children – not without them 

3 Apr 18

by Jadwiga Leigh and Lisa Warwick Adults who find they are struggling to parent often come from disadvantaged backgrounds and find themselves in situations where they face a number of different social, emotional, environmental and health related …


Business
Burntwood training business expands health and social care apprenticeship programmes 

1 Apr 18

A Burntwood-based training firm is expanding its health and social care apprenticeship programmes.


News
Artificial intelligence in children’s services: the ethical and practical issues 

29 Mar 18

by Emily Keddell and Tony Stanley Predictive algorithms promoted and used by Hackney council to identify those most in need of scarce preventive services is an important issue for us to think more deeply about .


News
Oftsed criticises council where some social workers hadn’t had supervision for ‘months’ 

26 Mar 18

Social workers have high caseloads, are working on evenings and weekends and in some case haven’t had supervision for “months”, an Ofsted inspection of Wakefield children’s services has found.


News
NHS commissioners face court action over cost-capping continuing healthcare policies 

23 Mar 18

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has threatened legal action against 13 clinical commissioning groups on the grounds that their continuing healthcare policies breach equality and human rights law and risk forcing people into care homes.


Blog comment
PHE Report says Water Fluoridation is Effective and Safe 

22 Mar 18

Public Health England (PHE) has today published its Water fluoridation: health monitoring in England 2018 report on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.


News
Hunt hints at ‘Ofsted-style ratings’ for adult social care services 

21 Mar 18

Local authorities may be rated on the quality of their adult social care services to address variations in performance, Jeremy Hunt has suggested.


News
From India to Birmingham: A social worker keeping rights at the heart of her practice across continents 

20 Mar 18

Vidhya Biju, winner of the 2017 overall social worker of the year , is passionate about the service users she helps, and adamant that direct interaction with service users is the priority.


Council
Coventry health and social care leaders welcome CQC report findings 

15 Mar 18

Health and social care leaders across Coventry have welcomed the findings of a review into how the two systems work together across the city.


News
Ofsted praises social workers with legislative ‘expertise’ 

12 Mar 18

Social workers have been praised for work with care leavers and unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC) in an improving local authority.


FOI
Social Care IT 

8 Mar 18

Follow up sent to Wolverhampton City Council by Sally Marsh on 8 March 2018 .


FOI
Social Care IT 

7 Mar 18

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Sally Marsh on 7 March 2018 .


NHS
Visit to UHCW by Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care 

2 Mar 18

On Thursday 1 March, Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, visited University Hospital in Coventry to speak to an invited audience of clinical and service management staff.


News
Health watchdog service to be reshaped 

2 Mar 18

A SERVICE that champions people’s health rights is being reshaped to ensure it continues to makes a real difference to the future of health and care.