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The Invisible Link Between Autism and Anorexia

https://spectrumnews.org/features/deep-dive/the-invisible-link-between-autism-and-anorexia/

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Conservative Party under investigation over South Thanet campaign

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/feb/18/coservative-party-under-investigation-over-south-thanet-campaign?CMP=share_btn_fb

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When The Ads Don’t Work

When the Ads Don’t Work

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Social work whistleblower: ‘I was made an outcast and punished for challenging unsafe management decision’

One social worker’s account of the fallout from raising concerns in an under-pressure children’s services department

Source: Social work whistleblower: ‘I was made an outcast and punished for challenging unsafe management decision’

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Frontline to curb university influence on fast-track social work curriculum

Tender document reveals plans that will see Frontline significantly reduce the role of its academic partner

Source: Frontline to curb university influence on fast-track social work curriculum

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We’re not surprised half our psychologist colleagues are depressed

http://www.theguardian.com/healthcare-network/2016/feb/17/were-not-surprised-half-our-psychologist-colleagues-are-depressed

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No sanction for social worker who referred self to HCPC after confidentiality breach blamed on IT failings

The regulator took the unusual step of making a finding of ‘impairment’ but not imposing any sanction, saying the social worker did not pose any risk to the public

Source: No sanction for social worker who referred self to HCPC after confidentiality breach blamed on IT failings

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Child given placement order after special guardianship arrangement lasts two weeks

A judge found one of the child’s special guardians had used an allowance to ‘fund the purchase of drugs, alcohol and for gambling’

Source: Child given placement order after special guardianship arrangement lasts two weeks

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A Thousand Small Indignities 

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I’m writing this piece to illustrate how quickly a person can be dehumanised if they are denied their basic human rights and how difficult it can be to get redress in law if you have a mental illness.

The Human Rights Act is a UK law passed in 1998, it means that a person can defend his/her rights in the UK courts and that public organisations including mental health hospitals must treat everyone “equally, with fairness, dignity and respect”.

As someone whose human rights were abused in the name of mental health care I have found it impossible to defend my rights in law as the organisations that exist to uphold my rights such as PALS do not want to know about individual suffering and appear to exist purely for damage limitation.

As I have described in my blog, the staff at the hospital where I was detained under Section…

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‘A learning disability scandal is being swept under the carpet’

Rob Greig, former Department of Health director for learning disabilities, says the silence on a damning review of Southern Health is worrying

Source: ‘A learning disability scandal is being swept under the carpet’

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