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Deprivation of liberty: How long are BIAs taking to complete assessments?

One local authority’s Dols team has launched a national survey to find out…

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Cost of implementing ‘living wage’ could leave home care market unviable, providers warn

July 28,2015

The UK Homecare Association’s open letter to government says the policy will require councils to pay providers at least £16.70 per hour

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Government must not claw back funding for care cap after shelving policy, warn councils

July 21,2015

Local authority leaders say they must keep £146m provided to prepare for implementation of cap, despite decision to defer policy

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‘We shouldn’t define the personal assistant role as ‘something anyone could do”

July 31,2015

BBC Three's 'Wanted: A Very Personal Assistant' failed to recognise that these workers need specialist training and support, not just the right personality, writes Liz Hutchins

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BASW Chair: Social workers must unite as a profession now

July 31,2015

Guy Shennan says the closure of the College of Social Work has been the trigger for historic meetings on social work unity

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Government to reconsider Care Act funding allocations in bid to quash legal challenge

July 30,2015

DH moves to strike deals with two councils over Care Act funding after High Court gave go-ahead to their judicial review application

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‘Dear Martin Narey – social work education must be more, not less, robust’

July 28,2015

A group of social workers and academics have written an open letter challenging government advisor Sir Martin Narey’s divisive comments about social work education.
The Social Workers Assembly, a grassroots body set up following the closure of the College of…

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Stand up for social work: Discuss the results of our burnout research with your manager

July 27,2015

Community Care research shows majority of social workers are emotionally exhausted with poor supervision making it worse

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Support for Principal Social Worker networks among TCSW functions to be tendered out by government

July 23,2015

The College's ASYE certification provision and qualification verifications are also set to go out to competitive tender, Community Care has learnt

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Do we talk too much in social work?

July 23,2015

Academic Rhian Taylor ponders the importance of silence

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Chief social worker for adults to hold ‘open forum’ for practitioners to raise issues

July 23,2015

Event with Lyn Romeo will be held in Leeds on 3 August

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2014 Adult Social Worker of the Year Joanne Lowe (L) with her colleague Julia Parfitt (R), who won the Team Leader of the Year (Adults) Award. Photo: Matt Grayson

‘As a social worker you have a toolkit and in it is your personality’

July 23,2015

Last year's Adult Social Worker of the Year, Joanne Lowe, talks to Community Care about what winning the award meant to her

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Better outcomes for less cost but under threat: street triage services for vulnerable adults

July 22,2015

Street triage is a proven alternative to detention for people found in distress by the police but its success is at risk from the lack of a national strategy, writes social worker Matt Bee

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Sending acutely ill mental health patients out of area ‘increases post-discharge suicide risk’

July 22,2015

National inquiry on suicide calls for end to out of area placements for acute admissions and urges commissioners to review safety of acute services

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There is evidence the PCF is important for social worker identity

July 22,2015

Hilary Lawson unveils research which highlights the positive impact of the PCF on practice educators, supervisors and students

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ADASS: Splitting social worker education is nonsense

July 21,2015

Joan Beck, joint chair of ADASS workforce network, says government should focus on resourcing social work better instead of changing training

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Three days left to enter the 2015 Social Worker of the Year Awards

July 20,2015

Practitioners are urged to put themselves forward for the 2015 awards and help celebrate good practice in the profession

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‘Badly led and rejected by the profession’: Emails reveal DfE’s damning verdict on College of Social Work

July 20,2015

Stinging comments revealed in cache of government emails related to College closure that have been released under the Freedom of Information Act

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Government shelves Care Act funding reforms until 2020

July 17,2015

Introduction of cap on care costs is postponed amid concerns over cost of implementation

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