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Andy McNicoll is Community Care’s news editor.

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Rise in child protection cases ups pressure on services

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Government reveals plans for new regulator ‘Social Work England’

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Council used section 20 as ‘compulsion in disguise’

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Variation in social work caseloads ‘too wide’ – Ofsted

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Judge calls for review of social work response to boy who lived as a girl

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DfE admits errors in handling of chief social worker’s ‘conflict of interest’

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Government makes U-turn on plan to control new social work regulator

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Adult and children’s services ‘face £3.2bn funding gap’

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Surge in support for petition against social care duty ‘exemption’ plans

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Government to amend social work bill in bid to quell ‘privatisation’ fears

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Scrapping red tape or safeguards? The fight for the future of children’s services

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Child protection services ‘unsatisfactory’, warns audit office

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Government plans ‘pose threat’ to independent reviewing officer role

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Mental health crisis teams ‘given too many high risk cases’

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Councils fall behind on Care Act reviews

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Councils turn to ‘desktop assessments’ as DoLS backlog hits 100,000

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