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Adults

Learning disability cost savings plan sparks ‘institutionalisation’ fears

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Children

Court ruling ‘confusion’ triggers first fall in adoptions for five years

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Adults, Mental Health

Urgent deprivation of liberty cases ‘not signed off for seven months’

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Workforce

How social workers fared in first HCPC audits

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Adults, Mental Health

Mental health patients ‘detained after refusing out-of-area beds’

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Workforce

London social workers ‘earning £7k more than other regions’

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Children

Legal warning over English councils using Scottish secure units

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Adults, Mental Health

DoLS checks ‘exposing care failings missed by other assessments’

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Adults, Mental Health

Thousands of ‘unnecessary’ DoLS inquests causing families distress

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Adults, Mental Health

Warning over ‘severe’ AMHP shortages as hundreds leave

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The pilot is backed by chief social workers Isabelle Trowler and Lyn Romeo

Workforce

Free ‘come back to social work’ training scheme launched

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Children

Sharon Shoesmith on Baby P, blame and social work’s climate of fear

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Children

Munby backs ‘innovative’ approach to settling care cases

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Workforce

Council fined after confidential care files found in disused building

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Workforce

Students warned bursaries may not be confirmed before courses start

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Workforce

Government announces social work bursary allocations

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