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Social worker struck off after mental capacity assessment ‘cover up’

HCPC panel imposes striking off order after finding social worker acted dishonestly by lying about visiting service user

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Care Act 2014: Councils struggling with ‘market sustainability’ duty

August 24,2015

Diminishing resources and concerns about the stability of the sector are leaving councils grappling with commissioning reforms, says ADASS

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Care sector issues second warning to government on costs of ‘living wage’ policy

August 20,2015

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

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Catch up on your CPD at Community Care Live London 2015

August 27,2015

Programme now available for the biggest free social work event of the year

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What is the problem with social work education?

August 26,2015

Last week's article from a social work academic, who resigned because of poor standards, has sparked a massive debate among social workers

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College Chair Jo Cleary said the board had been advised that 'merging with any other organisation is simply not an option'

BASW to take on package of College of Social Work functions

August 20,2015

Resources to transfer to BASW include the Professional Capabilities Framework

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‘It was a witch hunt’: Social worker who won unfair dismissal case speaks out

August 20,2015

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

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I resigned as a lecturer after the university did not fail social work students

August 18,2015

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…

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#greatsocialwork – practitioners share the moments that make them love this job

August 18,2015

Social workers are under immense pressure but last night they provided a good reminder of the reasons they do what they do...

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Why social workers must engage with advocates who challenge their decisions

August 17,2015

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

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Protecting disabled children: What the latest research tells us

August 14,2015

A group of academics highlight the lessons for social workers from the latest studies of safeguarding disabled children

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Moving care home residents in the middle of the night can never be justified

August 14,2015

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

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Social work cartoon: ‘Compassion’

August 14,2015

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College of Social Work ‘legacy projects’ tendered out under £192,000 contract

August 12,2015

Department of Health invites bids for several TCSW functions to ensure that its previous investment is protected

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Government delays roll-out of ASYE ‘quality assurance’ scheme for adult social work

August 12,2015

DH puts national validation scheme for assessed and supported year on hold just weeks before it was due to come online

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‘Improving post-qualification support is key to sustaining a unified social work profession’

August 12,2015

We must grasp the opportunity to embed advanced practice skills at different levels and settings, writes adults chief social worker Lyn Romeo

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Prejudice from the professionals: mental health anti-stigma initiative targets services

August 11,2015

The Time to Change campaign has partnered with two NHS trusts to tackle stigma and discrimination within mental health services

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Complying with landmark deprivation of liberty ruling would cost extra £1.5bn a year

August 11,2015

Impact assessment drawn up by Law Commission highlights gap between current practice and cost of full compliance

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Support and job control for social workers not improved despite multiple policies

August 11,2015

New research shows high profile changes such as the Munro Report and the Social Work Reform Board have made little difference for social workers

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