Valuing the Vulnerable is the theme of the Director of Public Health Annual Report 2017 - Warwickshire News

Our partners at Warwickshire County Council have informed us of the news that the theme behind the Director of Public Health's annual report, which was released on Wednesday 6th September, is vulnerability and its impact on health and wellbeing.

The report, which is released annually by the Director of Public Health, informs local people about the health of their community, as well as providing necessary information for decision makers in the local public sector on health gaps, health inequalities and priorities that need to be addressed.

Social media campaign #hatecrimematters - Crime Prosecution Service

Hate crime is a priority area for the Crime Prosecution Service and they want the public to have confidence that they can speak up and report hate crime, and that their experiences will be taken seriously. This is why they launched their Social Media campaign against Hate Crime today (21st August).

Council criticised for not consulting woman before banning relative from visiting care home - Community Care

Community Care report on the recent Local Government Ombudsman investigation into Nottinghamshire Council.

It has been reported by the Local Government Ombudsman that Nottinghamshire Council were found not to consult a resident before banning their relative from visiting the care home, as well as failing to undertake a risk assessment despite the ban lasting two years.

Warning over power of attorney risks - BBC News

BBC News reports that a retired senior judge, Denzil Lush, has warned of the lack of safeguards in the power of attorney sysytem in England and Wales.

The dictionary describes a Power of Attorney as, "the authority to act for another person in specified or all legal or financial matter." A Power of Attorney is usually put in place when a person is no longer able to make such decisions.

A power of attorney can, Mr Lush warns, have a "devastating" effect on family relationships. In a new foreword to his book, he says the "lack of transparency causes suspicions and concerns which tend to rise in a crescendo and eventually explode".

Eleven traveller family members convicted following slavery trials - BBC News

BBC News have reported on the recent convictions of eleven people from the same traveller family. Stating; "the 10 men and one woman ran a driveway resurfacing company which used workers housed in caravans without running water or toilet facilities." 

They have all been convicted following a series of trials for modern slavery offences, for which they will be sentenced in September.

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