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Social workers given advice on using powers of entry to protect adults at risk

Guidance sets out legal provisions that practitioners can use in cases where access to a vulnerable adult is restricted

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CQC moves ahead with hidden camera guidance

November 21,2014

The inspectorate will publish information to help families and providers considering using covert surveillance

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Adult social care bosses plan early warning system to flag struggling services

November 20,2014

Tool is one of a set of new sector-led improvement projects being developed by Towards Excellence in Adult Social Care partnership

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Develop your social work career with Community Care’s Careers and Training Guide

November 20,2014

Find training courses and find out more about how to progress your social work career in our free 52-page Careers and Training Guide

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What social workers can learn from carers’ research ahead of new Care Act duties

November 20,2014

A study has found that family carers are often unaware of their rights to assessment and care. We talk to one of the lead researchers about the implication for practice.

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Employment rate falls for people with severe learning disabilities or mental health needs

November 19,2014

Department of Health report on adult social care outcomes framework highlights issues with employment support for the two groups

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How is stress impacting the UK’s social workers?

November 19,2014

Help Community Care highlight how stress is affecting social workers by taking part in our anonymous survey

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Confusion for social workers as judge urges Supreme Court to reconsider deprivation of liberty stance

November 18,2014

Judge says mentally incapacitated people should not be considered deprived of their liberty in their own home if they are physically incapable of leaving

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‘Streamlined’ system for court authorisations of deprivation of liberty comes into force

November 17,2014

New process will allow court to make initial decisions on cases on paper evidence alone without the need for an oral hearing

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Best interests assessor numbers in Wales to be boosted by £137,000 training fund

November 17,2014

Cash injection is direct response to Supreme Court ruling in March that triggered a nine-fold hike in deprivation of liberty safeguards cases

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It’s not good enough for a council to say it cannot guarantee same sex carers

November 17,2014

Local government ombudsman has criticised Warwickshire council for failing to provide a disabled woman with adequate care

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College calls on government to set up adult social work innovation fund

November 17,2014

Equivalent to £130m children's services innovation fund needed to ensure adult social work 'not left behind', says College chair

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Winterbourne plan boosted by trebling in number of learning disabled people due to leave hospital

November 14,2014

Most service users placed in hospitals now have date to move into community placement, boosting policy to end inappropriate placements, reveals NHS England figures

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Gold Standards Framework revised to enable more care homes to gain end-of-life accreditation

November 13,2014

The end of life care trainers have created three new pathways in a bid to encourage more residential and nursing providers to gain accreditation

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National measure of service user satisfaction with safeguarding proposed for 2016

November 13,2014

Information centre says national benchmark needed to help identify best practice and differences between local authorities

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13 prompts for reflective social work practice

November 13,2014

We pick out some of the messages from a poster campaign designed to prompt debate, reflection and reaction within social work teams

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Care Act 2014: A quick guide to resources to support implementation

November 12,2014

A hit list of tools and guides that have been produced to help local authorities implement the Care Act

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Longer waits for reablement support as staffing levels drop and demand rises

November 12,2014

National audit of intermediate care finds that expansion of services is 'urgently needed' to meet growing need

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Service users with dementia and autism most likely to assault social care staff

November 11,2014

A report from Skills for Care finds one in four workers in adult social care have experienced physical abuse in past year

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