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Adults

Council trials ‘Independent Reviewing Officers’ in adult services

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Workforce

Government reveals average social worker caseload

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Adults

Social workers issued guidance on coercive control

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Children

‘Inadequate’ council left at-risk children waiting months for social work support

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Workforce

Government wants thousands of social workers accredited next year

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Children

Munro withdraws backing for ‘dangerous’ social care exemptions plan

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Workforce

Rise in social workers quitting or switching jobs in adult services

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Court decisions

Adults, Mental Health

High Court blocks deprivation of liberty damages claim

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Children

Social work caseloads ‘manageable’ after council restructure – Ofsted

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Adults

Care home charges residents for DoLS authorisations

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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

Workforce

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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