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Social workers should consider ethnicity in adoption, say peers

Government proposals to speed up the adoption process do not go far enough and miss important opportunities, a House of Lords committee has found

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Failings in ethnic minority mental health care ignored

The government talks about mental health reform but has taken little action to address inequalities in a system where ethinc minorities are over-represented and under supported, writes Kamaldeep Bhui

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Successful fostering of black and ethnic minority children

Community Care Inform and the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) examine the arguments for placing children according to their cultural backgrounds. By Savita De Sousa, Roana Roach and Jacqui Lawrence

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Mental health needs of ethnic minority children ‘overlooked’

Agencies, including social services, are "systematically failing" to address the mental health needs of black and minority ethnic (BME) children and young people, according to a report by The Afiya Trust.

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Warning over ethnicity assumptions in child exploitation cases

A warning against drawing conclusions about the ethnicity of people who sexually exploit children has been sounded by the chief executive of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre (Ceop).

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Government study reveals age and ethnic divisions in adoption

The number of looked-after children left in limbo as their adoption plans fall through has been revealed for the first time by the Department for Education.

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Ethnic minorities still over-represented in mental healthcare

People from ethnic minorities remain disproportionately represented on mental health wards with no signs of this reducing, the Care Quality Commission revealed today. CQC chair Jo Williams (pictured) responded by calling for more collaboration between health and social care agencies.

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Social work students from ethnic minorities face struggle

Black students are struggling to pass the social work degree because universities do not have proper systems of support for their needs, a senior academic has said.

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Services must adapt for older people from ethnic minorities

Service providers have been advised to adapt older people's services to meet the needs of an increasingly ethnically diverse population after a study suggested attitudes to care are rapidly changing.

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Services must change to make personalisation real for ethnic minorities

There are many barriers preventing people from ethnic minorities enjoying the benefits of personalisation, writes Patrick Vernon

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Building links with multi-ethnic communities

The outcomes of social work depend on engagement with all sections of an increasingly diverse society. Daniel Lombard asks how professionals should go about doing this

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Identifying autism in children from ethnic minorities

Many children on the autism spectrum from ethnic minorities are not being diagnosed properly, and their families often struggle to gain support. Dr Mitzi Waltz explains why

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Care implications of an ageing ethnic population

Jill Manthorpe reviews research on the ageing of the black and ethnic minority population in the UK

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Ethnic minority mental health in-patient numbers ‘unacceptable’

Campaigners have branded the continuing over-representation of ethnic minorities in inpatient mental health services as "disappointing" and "unacceptable",...

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Mental health: ethnic minority groups still over-represented

The proportion of people from ethnic minorities receiving in-patient mental health services is still showing no signs of reduction, a Care Quality Commission survey revealed today.

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Martin Narey: ‘don’t delay adoption because of ethnic matching’

Adoption placements should not be "unduly delayed" by trying to find an exact ethnic match for a child in care, the chief executive of Barnardo's Martin Narey said today.

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