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Adults

Council to pay out £4,000 after woman left ‘severely malnourished’ in care home

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Social worker Mark Riddell has received an MBE for services to children

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Social worker who grew up in care recognised in New Year honours

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Adults

Government sets out social care funding plans

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Children

Children Act changes proposed after court ruling on ‘unenforceable’ care orders

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Adults

Government revises Care Act guidance after Supreme Court loss

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Children

Government to bar councils from opting out of child protection duties

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Children

Social work ‘hubs’ helping improve services at children’s trust – Ofsted

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Adults

Six councils pilot ‘named social worker’ scheme

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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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Adults, Mental Health

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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