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Workforce

Social worker suspended for dishonesty after leaving confidential documents at service user’s house

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Children

Ofsted praises local authority with social worker turnover at ‘all-time low’

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Adults, Workforce

Government launches consultation to address workforce challenges in adult social care sector

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Adults

Reablement: a new analysis

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Workforce

New fitness to practise process could threaten social workers’ human rights, professional body warns

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Adults

Council reduces funds owed by service user after investigation

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Children

Social worker changes linked to loss of trust among children in care, survey finds

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Workforce

Putting social workers first: how a focus on the workforce can create good children’s services

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Children

Should local authorities be able to scrap the independent reviewing officer role?

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Children

Serious case review criticises services’ ‘over optimism’ of ‘start again’ approach

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Children, Workforce

Seven steps towards a more anti-oppressive social work approach to care proceedings

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Children

Council agrees major increase in children’s services budget to accelerate reforms

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Children

Working with fathers: key advice from research

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Adults, Children

What place, and meaning, does resilience hold in frontline social work practice?

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Workforce

160 new social workers in two years: how a council’s recruitment drive improved services

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Adults

What new research tells us about telecare use in English local authorities

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