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Care staff ‘well informed’ about child exploitation risks

An inspection of care services across Scotland has found that providers are proactively working well to protect children from the risks of sexual exploitation. The...

McCarthy & Stone chief to step down as spring trade dips

Retirement housebuilder McCarthy & Stone has issued a profit warning because of poor spring trade, with chief executive Clive Fenton announcing he is to...

Income at The Children’s Family Trust ‘squeezed’

An increase in the number of children placed into foster care at The Children’s Family Trust helped boost its income from local authorities to...

Impact Healthcare signs £50m loan facility

Impact Healthcare REIT plc has signed a £50m five-year loan facility with Metro Bank plc to help manage its capital structure and support the...

Social care sector in waiting game for funding

The £20bn boost for the NHS needs to be matched with better funding for social care, the sector’s representative bodies have warned. In response to...

Boarding schools could ‘break cycle of risk’ for children in care 

Councils should consider sending children in or at risk of going into care to boarding school to boost their social and educational outcomes, an...

Treatment of residents at care home ‘degrading’, inquiry finds

An inquiry has unearthed ‘deeply concerning’ safeguarding failures at a dementia care home run by UK operator Runwood Homes. Eddie Lynch (pictured), the Commissioner for...

Former ministers call for radical changes to health and social care

The NHS’s ‘need, not ability to pay’ principle should be extended to social care, two former health ministers have urged. Establishing a social care contract...

Adult social care spending down 9% per person

Adult social care spending has fallen by 9% per person over the past decade, with cuts varying around the country but tending to be...
CareTech positive over fee rises

Revenue at CareTech grows 11%

Revenue at CareTech rose by 11.2% to £87.6m in the six months ended 31 March 2018 (H1 2017: £78.8m), its latest financial statement has...