Diminishing resources and concerns about the stability of the sector are leaving councils grappling with commissioning reforms, says ADASS
The UK’s five largest residential care providers warned chancellor George Osborne that not ensuring adequate funding for the policy risked a major collapse in the sector
Programme now available for the biggest free social work event of the year
Last week's article from a social work academic, who resigned because of poor standards, has sparked a massive debate among social workers
Resources to transfer to BASW include the Professional Capabilities Framework
Graham Hennis talks to Community Care after winning his two and a half year legal battle with Oldham council following the death of a service user
Last week, after more than twenty years of university teaching, I handed in my notice and resigned from my post as senior lecturer in social work and course lead of a Masters in Advanced Practice.
I don’t have another job…
Social workers are under immense pressure but last night they provided a good reminder of the reasons they do what they do...
A new guide setting out how advocates can help people challenge decisions illustrates social workers' critical role in constructively engaging with challenges to their practice, says Sue Lee and Karen Orchard
A group of academics highlight the lessons for social workers from the latest studies of safeguarding disabled children
Gary Fitzgerald, chief executive of Action on Elder Abuse, responds to the latest care home closure that led to residents being moved late at night
The latest from Fran...
Department of Health invites bids for several TCSW functions to ensure that its previous investment is protected
DH puts national validation scheme for assessed and supported year on hold just weeks before it was due to come online
We must grasp the opportunity to embed advanced practice skills at different levels and settings, writes adults chief social worker Lyn Romeo
The Time to Change campaign has partnered with two NHS trusts to tackle stigma and discrimination within mental health services
Impact assessment drawn up by Law Commission highlights gap between current practice and cost of full compliance
New research shows high profile changes such as the Munro Report and the Social Work Reform Board have made little difference for social workers