About Andy McNicoll

Andy McNicoll is Community Care's community editor, with responsibility for our social media and reader interaction and our coverage of mental health issues

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Community Care

Council reverses poor Ofsted ratings by helping social workers ‘flourish’

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Workforce

Brexit and Cameron resignation – what could it mean for social care?

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Children

Court quashes order for social worker to supervise sex offender

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Cameron's social work reforms, Workforce

Social work provider considers selling franchise to councils

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Workforce

Social work course closures ‘alarming’

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Workforce

Social worker sanctioned for keeping case files at home ‘too long’

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Workforce

‘Social work has lost one of its beaming lights’

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Cameron's social work reforms, Workforce

Government accused of ducking scrutiny on social work reforms

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Adults

High Court allows legal challenge over Care Act wellbeing principle

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Cameron's social work reforms, Children, Workforce

Birmingham partners Frontline scheme in bid to improve ‘inadequate’ children’s services

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Adults, Mental Health

Government to face legal challenge over deprivation of liberty safeguards funding

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Channel 4 Dispatches 2016, Workforce

Shooting the messenger or protecting the profession: should HCPC act over social worker’s secret filming?

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Channel 4 Dispatches 2016, Workforce

Dispatches undercover social worker referred to HCPC over secret filming

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Adults, Cameron's social work reforms, Children, Workforce

Isabelle Trowler on practice, professionalism and private influence in social work

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Cameron's social work reforms, Children, Workforce

Social workers at ‘best performing’ children’s services will be first to face accreditation

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Cameron's social work reforms, Children

‘Discredited’ serious case review model to be scrapped

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