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Adults

Councils’ use of prepayment cards risks contravening Care Act, study claims

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Adults

Social care quality stable despite ‘toughest climate in memory’, says CQC

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Adults

County’s integration of social care and health under fire from regulator

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Workforce

Social worker struck off after withholding information about ex-partner accused of sex offences

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Workforce

Time running out for ‘too good to be true’ umbrella companies, locum social workers are warned

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Adults

Councils warn of ‘catastrophic impact’ if government withholds social care funding

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Children

Secure accommodation waiting list meant at-risk teenager was ‘free to abscond’, court hears

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Adults

NHS trust pleads guilty over Connor Sparrowhawk’s ‘entirely preventable’ death

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Workforce

Social worker who sent sexual text messages to service user given 12-month suspension

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Workforce

Controversial plans to end social work courses on hold after outcry

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Children

Government must answer for secure care failings, say council and judge

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Children

Council takes action on ‘serious weaknesses’ in safeguarding hub

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Children, Workforce

Social worker’s case management delays caused ‘actual harm to service users’

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Children

Judge criticises ‘egregious’ errors in child sexual abuse interview

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Children

‘Skilled’ social work helps council gain ‘outstanding’ adoption rating

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Adults

Delayed transfers of care: county councils struggle as government targets loom

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