KEY CONCERNS WITHIN THE CHILDREN CARE SYSTEM IN WALES
- 29 Jun
"Residential care can help some children feel more stable, engage with education and stay away from past troubles." according to report by Sally Holland, the Children's Commissioner for Wales.
- "Children sometimes placed far away from home without adequate planning for their support needs, putting strain on the children and the support of local services.
- "Children can be unnecessarily criminalised by frequent police call outs.
- "Lack of adequate support and housing for young people leaving residential care at the age of 18, who currently have fewer rights than those in foster care.
- "Limited involvement by young people in big decisions about where they will live."
Sally Holland said:
"It has been enlightening to hear young people's experiences through our fieldwork, including young people who have been able to make positive changes to their lives as a result of good support from staff in children's homes.
"...I encourage all those who work with children in care to listen to their opinions and experiences and give them the opportunity to shape the care that they receive. They are the experts on what works and it is important that their voices are heard."
What do you think? Please tweet comments @suppsolutions
- 16 Jun
ADASS ISSUES GUIDANCE FOR SOCIAL WORKERS ON HOW TO PROTECT VULNERABLE ADULTS FROM SCAMS
The guidance by the ADASS includes the following:Vice President of ADASS, Glen Garrod, said:"Carers, families and neighbours need to be more aware of abuse, which can see older and disabled people...
- 07 Jun
THE WELSH GOVERNMENT PAYS BACK TO FAMILIES WHO WRONGLY PAID CARE HOME FEES
A Welsh Government spokesman said:"Earlier this year we introduced an amended process in order to accelerate the speed at which claims are processed."We have also developed common reporting criteria...
- 01 Jun
A SYSTEM WHEREBY PEOPLE CAN GET MORE INFORMED ABOUT ROUGH SLEEPING IS BEING MOBILISED
The system which was launched by Rough Sleepers Cymru, a coalition of homelessness charities has had a successful year with more than 795 referrals since it was launched.According to Anthony Kandall,...
- 11 May
THE INCREASING FUNDING GAP FOR VULNERABLE CHILDREN IN ENGLAND REQUIRES RECTIFICATION
The Local Government Association said the following:According to a spokeswoman for the Department of Education;"We want every single child, no matter where they live, to receive the same high-quality...
- 05 May
FIGURES SHOW THAT CARE HOMES HAVE SUFFERED FROM RISING INSOLVENCIES OVER THE LAST SEVEN YEARS
New government figures show that 75 care home businesses covering nursing homes, homes for the elderly, residential care activities for learning disabilities, mental health, and substance abuse were...
- 18 Apr
MINISTERS PLAN TO PUT NHS PROFESSIONALS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS ON A FULL-TERM BASIS
While being interviewed by The Telegraph, Prince Harry revealed that he had sought counselling to help him come to terms with the death of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, as he struggled for a...
- 11 Apr
IS THE QUALITY OF ADULT SOCIAL CARE DETERIORATING?
The BBC analysed data collated by the charity "Skills for Care" and revealed that:25 year old, Trudi Hewitt, who works at a care home in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, said:"This is not the job I'm...
- 07 Apr
DATA REVEALS THAT MANY PRACTICES CLOSED LAST YEAR FORCING THOUSANDS OF PATIENTS TO FIND A NEW SURGERY
Despite the government's attempts to stop local doctors from shutting their doors, the NHS data showed the following:According to the GP website, Pulse, family doctors are unable to cope with...
- 05 Apr
NEWLY PUBLISHED FIGURES ANALYSE SOCIAL CARE SPENDING
The new report by researchers at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), funded by the Health Foundation made the following findings:The author of the report and research economist at the IFS, Polly...
- 04 Apr
REPORT FINDS THAT THERE IS AN INCREASE IN HEART DISEASES WHICH COSTS THE NHS ABOUT 1.2 BILLION POUNDS YEARLY
Report by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) finds that over 20 million people in the UK are physically inactive and this increases the risk of heart disease which costs the NHS about £1.2 billion...
Responding to the DWP Consultation: Housing Benefit Reform - Supported Housing "Found the seminar very informative and gave an interesting and full insight into current thinking about the consultation. Michael was a very engaging and knowledgeable presenter and encouraged interaction with the audience which led to further relevant points being shared with the room. I shall certinaly look out for future events!" M.E. - Care Housing Association