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Children

Ten years on from Baby P: social work’s story

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Adults

Government eyes emergency measures to ease DoLS pressures

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Workforce

Apprenticeships will not ‘dumb down’ social work, say backers

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Workforce

Most PSWs combine role with other duties, survey finds

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Adults, Mental Health

Social workers alert Hunt to dangers of mental health bed shortage

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Workforce

Social work bursary delay ‘creating instability and stress’ for students

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Workforce

Accreditation climbdown means just four per cent of social workers will be tested by 2020

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Workforce

Backlash sees government scale back social work accreditation plans

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Workforce

Delays likely in transfer of social workers to new regulator

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Workforce

Social workers split on benefits of using technology during home visits

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Adults

Adults with autism facing longer waits for assessments

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Adults

Court quashes ‘unlawful’ Care Act assessment of learning disabled man

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Children

One in four mums with children placed for adoption grew up in care, finds study

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Adults

Learning disability hospital blocked from re-registering as care home

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Adults

Service users give mixed verdict on Care Act’s impact

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Children

How a council put social work at the heart of its fight back from ‘inadequate’

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