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Workforce

Government ‘best placed’ to improve social work, says minister

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Children

Councils struggling to find secure placements for children at risk

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Adults, Mental Health

Deprivation of liberty court applications double

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Workforce

Social workers fear being ‘unfairly penalised’ by accreditation tests

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Workforce

Frontline graduates face restrictions on practising outside of England

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Children

Ofsted finds ‘promising progress’ at inadequate-rated children’s service

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Workforce

Fast-track social work programme opens for applications

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Workforce

DH to seek views on accreditation status for adult social workers

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Workforce

The next steps for the Frontline social work scheme

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Children, Workforce

‘Flawed’ accreditation plans risk social workers quitting

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Children

Is tackling poverty no longer ‘core business’ for social workers?

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Workforce

Social worker accreditation scheme ‘poor value’, directors warn

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Adults

Law Commission reveals Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards replacement

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Children

Government scraps controversial social care exemptions plan

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Workforce

HCPC investigations causing social workers ‘considerable’ stress

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Children

Government to tackle legal aid gap for parents challenging adoptions

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