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CQC PUBLISHES GUIDANCE ON THE USE OF HIDDEN CAMERAS TO MONITOR CARE

A new set of guidelines by the Care Quality Commission is hoping to thwart the increasing number of enquiries by families, tempted to film their relatives so they can capture the real level of care being provided within nursing homes … Read more

REPORTING OF FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION TO BECOME COMPULSORY ORDER UNDER SERIOUS CRIME BILL

The Government has announced that it intends to make it a legal requirement that those working within the social, health and education sectors must disclose any cases of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) they encounter.

The new law will apply to … Read more

Should PSHE be compulsory for primary school children as young as 4?

Since MPs from the Education Select Committee announced in February that the Department for Education should make it a statutory requirement of state primary school pupils to study not just PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) but SRE (Sex … Read more

Smoking in cars with under 18s to become illegal from October this year

News that smoking in cars with someone under 18 present will be illegal from October 1st this year will be met with delight by those who, in their daily lives, seek to combat the effects of second hand smoke inhalation … Read more

New Code to help mental health professionals implement crucial care practices

24th February 2015

Professionals who work with mental health issues will be counting down the days until April 1st, when some much anticipated changes to the Mental Health Act 1983 are to come into force.

A revised Code of … Read more

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