Bolton Care and Support Ltd Chief Executive, John Livesey (centre) with (L-R) service users William Letchford and Josephine Thornton, care assistant Sharon Foxcroft, Deputy Leader of Bolton Council Cllr Linda Thomas, service user Laurence Walsh and day services officer, Kath Riley at Thicketford House.

Adults

Council moves social care services to trading company to avoid closures

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Workforce

Chief social workers: Closer link with government will benefit profession

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Adults, Mental Health

Resources to resolve your mental capacity and DoLS practice issues

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Manchester – supporting, empowering and rewarding you

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Adults, Social work skills, Workforce

Tips on balancing being a supervisor while also being a practitioner

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Adults, Children

Vulnerable hit ‘disproportionately’ by UK austerity measures, UN warns

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Mental Health

Chief executive of under fire Southern Health keeps job

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Adults

Council apologises after ‘chaotic’ safeguarding investigation

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Hillcrest

Care and education link up to reduce absconding

The new social work regulator will be based in the Department for Education and accountable to the education secretary

Workforce

Fears over plans for ‘politically controlled’ social work regulation

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Workforce

‘This bill does not address the real problems affecting social work’

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The new social work regulator will be based in the Department for Education and accountable to the education secretary

Workforce

Government to regulate social workers from 2018

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Workforce

Overseas social workers to face English language tests

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Workforce

Social worker struck off after leaving diary at service user’s home

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Children

Judge slams deficient social work assessment in ‘extraordinary’ case

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Workforce

‘I fear I’ll be one of the last social workers who can stay so long’

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Workforce

Social work’s great employment challenge

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When social workers are in a good place, others benefit too

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Children

Children in care need role models to raise aspirations – and outcomes

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