Murdered toddler's social worker was 'chaotic', hearing told – STV News


STV News
Murdered toddler’s social worker was ‘chaotic’, hearing told
STV News
A social worker accused of failing murdered toddler Liam Fee and 15 other children was described as “erratic” and “chaotic” at a hearing into her conduct. Lesley Bate was part of the team responsible for monitoring the child’s welfare in the months

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Liam Fee social worker branded “disorganised, chaotic and erratic” by boss – The Courier


The Courier
Liam Fee social worker branded “disorganised, chaotic and erratic” by boss
The Courier
A social worker involved in the care of murdered toddler Liam Fee was branded “disorganised”, “chaotic” and “the most erratic person I have worked with” by her boss during a conduct investigation. Lesley Bate faces a succession of charges over her role

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Convicted thief with mental health issues absconds from hospital in Anerley – Croydon Advertiser


Croydon Advertiser
Convicted thief with mental health issues absconds from hospital in Anerley
Croydon Advertiser
A convicted thief has been missing from a mental health hospital in Anerley for five days. Henry Agyekum, 35, was last seen at approximately 9am last Wednesday (August 24). He had been attending Ivy Willis House in George Groves Road after being …


Source: mental health


Mental health officers shortfall in Scotland 'rises to highest level' – The Courier

Mental health officers shortfall in Scotland ‘rises to highest level’
The Courier
The shortfall in the number of mental health officers working in Scotland’s councils reached its highest level last year, according to a new report. It found that an additional 40 full-time officers would be needed to fully address the gap in staffing


Source: mental health


Tributes paid to 'bubbly' care home manager hit by car while walking with fiance – expressandstar.com


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Tributes paid to ‘bubbly’ care home manager hit by car while walking with fiance
expressandstar.com
A statement released by the care home reads: “Colleagues at Springfield House and throughout the company Brighter Kind, which ran the home, are shocked and very sad about Steph’s untimely and tragic death, as a result of injuries that she sustained in


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Emily Brontë may have had Asperger syndrome, says biographer – The Guardian


The Guardian
Emily Brontë may have had Asperger syndrome, says biographer
The Guardian
I think she was an Asperger’s-ey person,” Harman said. “She was such a genius and had total imaginative freedom … Containing Emily, protecting Emily, not being alarmed by Emily, was a big project for the whole household. She’s an absolutely


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Never meant: Jails become last resort for mentally ill – Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier


Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
Never meant: Jails become last resort for mentally ill
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
“Never, not since there was nothing in place other than family and neighbors taking care of the mentally ill, never was that structure supposed to fall on the backs of the courts, and the police and the jails; just from a mental health perspective


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