Social services Category

Policing, Health and Social Care: working together to protect and prevent harm to vulnerable people

By working together and intervening early to address the common factors that bring people into contact with the police and criminal justice system and lead to poor health we can improve public safety and reduce crime. We have agreed: To move beyond single service-based practice to whole place approaches to commissioning and delivering preventative services […]

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WHAT THEN DOES ALL THIS MEAN FOR SOCIAL WORKERS IN THEIR WORK WITH CHILDREN WHO HAVE INSECURE/ANXIOUS ATTACHMENTS WITH MOTHERS, FATHERS, STEP-PARENTS/CAREGIVERS.

I think it is absolutely essential that social workers have a basic understanding of attachment theory and the importance of the early relationship between baby and mother (again used as shorthand) from the first moments of birth, and even in utero as there is evidence that babies can be adversely affected if there is tension, […]

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Child Welfare Reporters: a question of competence? – section8.scot

There is a lack of knowledge around child development, attachment, domestic abuse, family dynamics, and little understanding of what might constitute a risk of harm to a child. There is often a lack of curiosity and over reliance on what seems, at first glance, most apparent. And where there is clear indication of likely harm […]

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Impact Statement – section8.scot

It’s now clear the children have been scarred by this experience and especially by the long delays and the court’s failure to provide them with relief from what they were experiencing. So much then for the principle that the best interests of children must be the paramount consideration in these cases. A Child Welfare Hearing […]

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Training

Training for Lawyers Lawyers here means solicitors, barristers and Legal Executives.  We have already highlighted the appalling level of ignorance amongst lawyers about PA.  As with CAFCASS officers, UKAP recommends a compulsory PA training module in the CPD (Continuing Professional Development) of all family lawyers.  Use our questionnaire when talking to lawyers.

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Health Education continued………………………

CAFCASS CAFCASS is a major source of injustice for children and APs.  Make no mistake about that. The reasons are these. Firstly, the training of CAFCASS officers is woeful.  Courses in PA are only optional.  And the uptake of these courses is lamentable – only 2% of caseworkers take this course (https://voiceofthechild.org.uk/kb/cafcass-parental-alienation-webinar-training/).  Well, Mr Douglas […]

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Health Education England

“e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) is a Health Education England (HEE) Programme working in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies to support patient care by providing e-learning to educate and train the health and social care workforce.” Am I missing something here? I have searched the complete hub for any modules covering Parental Alienation, I have even search the new planned […]

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Narcissistic Personality Disorder and the Social Work Exam

For details on all of these, take a look at PsychCentral’s summaries. But first, let’s zoom in on Cluster B and a recently much-discussed diagnosis: NPD. A woman tells a social worker that she believes her husband, a successful businessman, is “a clinical narcissist.” She says he’s “completely obsessed with himself.” Which of the following can […]

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Stepping forward to 2020/21: The mental health workforce plan for England

Following graduation from undergraduate medical school, there are a number of points along the ‘pipeline’ for psychiatrists where potential supply can be lost: • Not enough newly qualified doctors choosing/able to train in psychiatry. In 2016, only 349 of the advertised 417 Core Psychiatry Training places were filled by a trainee (83%). The percentage of […]

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E-learning programmes on the e-LfH Hub

A comprehensive list of proposed e programmes offered by Health Education England Not one mention of anything relating to Parental Alienation, have we really moved any further forward??? HEE e-Learning for Healthcare: Planned Programmes to March 2021 List updated 11th August 2020 Programme name  No. of sessions (estimate) Launch date Deterioration 6  Autumn 2020 Emergency […]

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