Adults

Council’s ‘confusion and inconsistency’ left severely learning-disabled man in unsuitable housing

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Children

How can we better safeguard children taken out of the local authority area?

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Children

Adoption family finding: tips for writing a child’s profile

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Adults, Mental Health

Survey highlighting mental health discharge planning problems ‘no surprise’, experts say

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Children

Community interest company model ‘added value’ to ‘good’ children’s services, Ofsted says

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Adults

‘Care Act breach’ judicial review over provider fees dismissed

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Adults

Plans for cap on social care costs in 2020 pulled by government

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Workforce

600 social workers to be trained through apprenticeships every year, government says

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Children

The fall in adopter recruitment since Re B and Re B-S has been unnecessary, now progress is at risk

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Children

Concern over adopter numbers as figures show ‘no continued decline’ in adoptions

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Understanding of social work is desirable but not essential for new regulator chief, job ad says

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Workforce

Accreditation tests for social workers: government reveals consultation response

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Children

Social workers praised for commitment to child with complex needs

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Children, Workforce

Serious success reviews: how a council is using positive outcomes to reflect on social work practice

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Adults

‘Structural problems’ blocking take-up of direct payments in residential care, study suggests

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Children

Social worker sanctioned after failure to update records

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