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Workforce

‘Bursary delay makes us feel devalued before we’ve even started’

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Workforce

Social worker suspended for pulling sickie so she could start new job

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Workforce

Social work students hit by ‘unacceptable’ delay to bursaries

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Workforce

Read: The report that triggered College of Social Work closure

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Workforce

Time to put myths about the College of Social Work closure to bed

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Children

Justine Greening replaces Nicky Morgan as education secretary

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Children

How David Cameron shifted his stance on children’s social work

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Workforce

Government social work reforms could destabilise ‘fragile’ workforce, say MPs

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Workforce

Next steps for accreditation – what social workers need to know

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Workforce

Directors oppose plan for government-controlled social work regulator

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Workforce

Trowler: New regulator for social workers ‘controversial but essential’

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Children

Directors urge crackdown on ‘immoral’ profiteering from fostering

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Workforce

Minister: ‘We won’t privatise child protection or politicise social work’

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Workforce

One fifth of social workers failed accreditation pilot role play

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Children

Council’s £10m plan to tackle ‘unmanageable’ caseloads

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Mental Health

Chief executive of under fire Southern Health keeps job

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