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Connect, communicate and care on World Suicide Prevention Day

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"I have met many parents who have lost a child to suicide," explains Louis Appleby, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Manchester and Chair of the National Suicide Prevention Strategy Advisory Group. "They are looking for explanations, they often want to …

Using the Mental Capacity Act to protect people’s rights

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The last time the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) had a Mental Capacity Act (MCA) film to promote, Practice Development Manager Hugh Constant posted about it on social media, whereupon a friend told him he wouldn’t watch, because the MCA wasn’t ‘about …

New Winterbourne View report reflects on progress made and challenges ahead

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Sir Stephen Bubb, tasked with leading the work into establishing stronger safeguards and support for adults with learning difficulties after the scandal of abuse at Winterbourne View, has published his latest and final report: Time for change: the challenge ahead. …

NCAS 2015: FGM breakfast session to focus on reporting and safeguarding duties

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Female genital mutilation (FGM) is recognised globally as a human rights violation with no known health benefits and a lifetime of physical and psychological harm. Efforts continue to be made internationally to raise awareness and put an end to this …

Transforming care for people with learning disabilities progress report published

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The Transforming Care Delivery Board, comprising NHS England, the Local Government Association (LGA), the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Health Education England (HEE) and the Department of Health has today published a …