Luke Stevenson

About Luke Stevenson

Luke Stevenson is Community Care’s children’s social care journalist

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Children, Workforce

‘I didn’t read the small print’: the new ADCS president’s journey into social work

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Children

Children’s services making ‘stupid’ cuts because of budget demands, says new ADCS president

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Adults, Workforce

‘Overwhelmed’ social worker sanctioned for failings following service restructure

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Children, Workforce

Redesign for children’s service struggling with caseloads and NQSWs ‘taking their skills elsewhere’

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Children, Workforce

Ofsted criticises council social workers carrying out ‘screening visits’ on families

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Children, Workforce

Four out of five social workers think their caseload isn’t manageable

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Children, Workforce

25 quotes from social workers about their current caseload

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Children’s services directors welcome call to scrap independent reviewing officers

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Workforce

Government to spend £50 million training 900 social workers on fast-track routes

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Children, Workforce

Leadership scrutiny helping develop better social work practice in council, Ofsted says

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Children, Workforce

More social worker posts reducing caseloads at council, Ofsted says

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Children

Children’s social workers: what is your current caseload?

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Children, Workforce

‘Worlds apart’: how valuing social workers and children’s voices helped the first children’s services trust transform

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Children, Workforce

Ofsted criticises council where some social workers hadn’t had supervision for ‘months’

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Children, Workforce

Social workers have good morale despite high caseloads in ‘good’ council, Ofsted finds

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Children, Workforce

Inspectors warn of risk to stability of service employing ‘63% agency social workers and managers’

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