July 2014

New laws for deprivation of liberty in supported living to be drafted by 2017

31 Jul 2014

Three-year review of system for authorising deprivation of liberty in settings not covered by Dols will get underway this summer

Experts warn over heightened suicide risk for mental health patients post-discharge

30 Jul 2014

Analysis of suicides over 10-year period finds suicide risk especially acute in first two weeks after leaving hospital

Five key questions from the JSWEC debate on social work’s future

29 Jul 2014

An impassioned discussion at the Joint Social Work Education Conference raised plenty of questions for the profession

‘Why Care Act changes risk shunting NHS responsibilities on to councils and vulnerable adults’

28 Jul 2014

Several aspects of the Care Act draft guidance and regulations risk redrawing the boundary between health and social services, warns Luke Clements

Ethos of ‘blame’ in serious case reviews acts as a barrier to learning, report finds

25 Jul 2014

Government report calls for a re-think on how serious case reviews are conducted, and more training to embed learning and practice

‘Social work is a human rights discipline’: IFSW president speaks up for the profession

24 Jul 2014

Ruth Stark, the new president of the International Federation of Social Workers, has big plans for a global social work community