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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

NEW CARE ACT TO REPLACE ‘NO SECRETS’ IN HOPE IT PROMOTES OPEN DOOR POLICY BETWEEN CARE AGENCIES

10th February 2015

April  will bring a new dawn in the care sector as the existing No Secrets policy is replaced by The New Care Act 2014.

A new world of early intervention and better working together has come to … Read more

SAFEGUARDING MUST BECOME A TEAM EFFORT FOR THE SAKE OF THE CHILDREN

24th January 2015

A new framework unveiled this month really brings to the fore the belief of those working in the social care sector that the only way working practices can improve is by watching out for the first … Read more

Barnardo’s and 23 councils set for child trafficking advocate drive

The Home Office has named 23 English local authorities that will trial the use of independent advocates to support child victims of trafficking.

In a briefing from Karen Bradley, minister for modern slavery and organised crime, it was also announced … Read more

My personal story – The EVA Awards

How The Athena Programme was born…

I started the business in 2007 as I wanted to follow my dreams of using creativity, the arts and really making a difference for protecting and safeguarding the vulnerable.

I left my job with … Read more

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