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Sharon Shoesmith

Children

Sharon Shoesmith on Baby P, blame and social work’s climate of fear

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Children

Munby backs ‘innovative’ approach to settling care cases

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Workforce

Council fined after confidential care files found in disused building

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Workforce

Students warned bursaries may not be confirmed before courses start

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Workforce

Government announces social work bursary allocations

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Jeremy Hunt

Workforce

Social work bursary row intensifies as BASW calls on Hunt to end delay

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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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Nicky Morgan (left) will be replaced by Justine Greening (right) as education secretary

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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ADCS President Dave Hill. Picture: ADCS

Workforce

Directors oppose plan for government-controlled social work regulator

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