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Children

DfE-commissioned report reveals private sector appetite to run ‘full range’ of children’s services

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Children

Government to revive controversial ‘exemption’ plans in social work bill

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Adults

Deprivation of liberty reforms postponed

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Children

Social workers ‘deeply concerned’ by Home Office guidance on assessing Calais camp children

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Adults

Council defies ombudsman with refusal to fund care for man with critical needs

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AMHP teams stretched as Mental Health Act detentions rise again

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Social worker who Facebook messaged service user suspended

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Adults

Guidance for forensic social workers launched

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Adults

Government to scrap Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards inquests duty

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Children

Watch: ‘Unleashing the potential of every young person’

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Children

‘The best social work I’ve seen wasn’t about filling out forms’

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Landmark deal for private firm to run social work service approved

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Workforce

‘Leadership programme reignited my passion for social work’

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Adults

‘Underfunded and overstretched’: complaints about home care rise

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Adults

Virgin Care set to run social work service in unprecedented deal

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Children

Lords defeat government on plan for exemptions from social care law

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