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Andy McNicoll is Community Care’s news editor.

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Workforce

Fast-track social work programme opens for applications

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Workforce

DH to seek views on accreditation status for adult social workers

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Workforce

The next steps for the Frontline social work scheme

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Children, Workforce

‘Flawed’ accreditation plans risk social workers quitting

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Children

Is tackling poverty no longer ‘core business’ for social workers?

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Workforce

Social worker accreditation scheme ‘poor value’, directors warn

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Adults

Law Commission reveals Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards replacement

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Children

Government scraps controversial social care exemptions plan

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Workforce

HCPC investigations causing social workers ‘considerable’ stress

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Children

Government to tackle legal aid gap for parents challenging adoptions

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Children

Children in poorest areas more likely to enter care

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Adults

Care Act guidance on financial assessments updated

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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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