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Adults

People with learning disabilities facing long waits for care reviews

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Adults

Social workers transferred to Virgin Care under landmark deal

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Children

Judge criticises council’s failure to support ‘intimidated’ social worker

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Children

Serious case review into girl’s death finds ‘fragmented’ family support services

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Workforce

Parking and pay disparities help increase agency spend, council finds

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Children

Adoption waiting times in Wales halved since national agency set up

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Children

Council failing to meet ‘basic social work standards’, finds Ofsted

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Workforce

Advice for social workers on IR35 tax changes coming into force this week

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Workforce

The tax changes shaking up agency social work

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Workforce

Tax hike will hit agency social worker recruitment, warn experts

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Workforce

Caps on agency social worker pay ‘saving millions’, councils say

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Adults

Council shelves ‘unlawful’ plans to charge for social care assessments

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Children

‘Social care is ever-evolving – you need to be prepared to grow with it’

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Adults

Care home funding gap will result in divide between rich and poor areas, providers warn

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Adults

Social care sector is letting down older people with HIV, finds report

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Children, Workforce

The new service models shaking up children’s social work

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