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Children, Workforce

Social work audits to be shared with Ofsted under new inspection plans

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Workforce

Council awarded £9.6 million to share expertise with other children’s services

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Children

Council prioritised guardianship ‘irrespective of circumstances’, serious case review finds

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Adults

Care package costs review risks increase in care home placements

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Children, Workforce

Social workers criticised and named by judge cleared of wrongdoing by HCPC

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Adults

Why “thank you” can be the hardest words for a social worker to hear

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Workforce

Number of social workers who prefer locum work on the increase

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Adults

What social workers need to know about mate crime

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Workforce

What leaving frontline practice taught me about social work

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Children

Social workers under pressure to meet targets ‘prematurely’ closed case, finds serious case review

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Adults

Council trials ‘Independent Reviewing Officers’ in adult services

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Adults

Guidance issued on DoLS and intensive care after landmark ruling

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Children

Government changes statutory definition of child sexual exploitation

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Adults

‘Alarming’ rise in level of unmet care and support needs

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Workforce

Government reveals average social worker caseload

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Children

Social worker assessments ‘marginalised’ in court, council says

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