(2006) Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults--Regional Adult Protection Policy and Procedural Guidance .
Children who are in care have been found to be ten times more likely to be excluded from school, 12 times more likely to leave school with no qualifications, four times more likely to be unemployed, 60 times more likely to join the ranks of the homeless, 50 times more likely to be sent to prison, and their own children are 66 times more likely to need public care (UK Joint Working Party on Foster Care, 1999; DHSSPS
called for Health Boards and Trusts to develop programs to enable the mothers of preschool children to access and register their children for dental care.
A spokesperson for the DHSSPS
said: 'If the proposed emphasis on giving children the best start in life is retained in the final strategy, then health visitors are likely to have a role to play in this, but how that will differ from what they do at present, it is too early to say.
Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Review of Health and Social Services in the Case of David and Samuel Briggs, Belfast: DHSSPS
, 2003a; available online at www.
The Department of Justice will continue its existing functions but will also take responsibility for Public Safety from DHSSPS
, and the support function for the Planning Appeals Commission/ Water Appeals Commission from OFMDFM.
A spokesman for the DHSSPS
said: "Clinical excellence awards are contractual commitments and a scheme of this nature has been existing in the NHS across the UK for over 50 years.
The Mental Health and Disability Directorate is seeking tenders for the provision of advocacy services for a range of client groups across the Southern Health and Social Care Trust area, which reflect the principles and standards detailed in the Developing Advocacy Services A Policy Guide for Commissioners (May 2012) developed by DHSSPS
He should rethink the budget once it has been confirmed how much the DHSSPS
will receive from this funding.
The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) has been requested to commission a Child Health Clinical Outcome Review Programme on behalf of NHS England, DHSSPS
Northern Ireland, the Health Department of the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
spokesman said: "The Governments both here in Northern Ireland and at Westminster have every sympathy with those UK patients who believe they have been adversely affected by Vioxx.
Deputy Chief Medical Officers, Dr Anne Kilgallen and Dr Paddy Woods, have agreed to take on enhanced roles in the DHSSPS
to support Dr McBride.