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Tributes of flowers and messages placed near to Grenfell Tower in west London Picture credit: Ray Tang/Rex Features

Workforce

Social workers drafted in to support Grenfell Tower survivors

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Children

Social work with parents ‘key to aiding social mobility’

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Adults

Watchdog criticises council over ‘flawed’ social work assessment

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Adults

Thirteen convicted over ‘systemic’ abuse at care homes

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Shared Lives schemes help people live more fulfilling lives, finds Shared Lives Plus

Adults

Growth of Shared Lives placements slows

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Court decisions

Children

Judge criticises social worker’s ‘alarming ineptitude’ in care case

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Adults, Mental Health

Conservatives pledge to scrap ‘flawed’ Mental Health Act

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Some of the participants from the first Firstline cohort

Workforce

‘In social work you’re challenged all the time. The course helped create space to reflect’

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Adults

Councils lose court battle for more deprivation of liberty funding

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Workforce

Children and Social Work Act 2017: social work reforms become law

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Workforce

Government ‘best placed’ to improve social work, says minister

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Children

Councils struggling to find secure placements for children at risk

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Adults, Mental Health

Deprivation of liberty court applications double

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Workforce

Social workers fear being ‘unfairly penalised’ by accreditation tests

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Workforce

Frontline graduates face restrictions on practising outside of England

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Children

Ofsted finds ‘promising progress’ at inadequate-rated children’s service

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