Luke Stevenson

About Luke Stevenson

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

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Workforce

First stages of social work accreditation could cost £3.5 million

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Children

‘People tried to put me off’: becoming a social worker after Baby P

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Children

Improvement notice issued to ‘inadequate’ children’s services

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Children

‘Competing priorities’ affecting social work assessments, inspection finds

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Children, Workforce

Social workers threaten strike unless working conditions improve

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Children

Building a team around the social worker: how a council is reducing demand and supporting staff

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Workforce

Social worker who blamed ‘workload, computer failings and colleagues’ for misconduct sanctioned

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Children

Majority of councils overspending as children’s services pushed to ‘breaking point’, councils warn

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Children

Radicalisation cases ‘uncomfortable’ for social workers, report says

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Children

Social worker recruitment and retention among biggest risks facing children’s services, say leaders

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Court decisions

Children

Judge warns ongoing failure to get suicidal girl care risks ‘blood on our hands’

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Children

Local authority criticised after ‘unbalanced’ social work assessment led to unlawful removal of child

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Children

Adoption Support Fund triggered ‘rapid’ rise in social work referrals

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Court decisions

Children

Judge allows council to submit evidence on family gained from private investigator

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Children

A new IT system and ‘over recruiting’ social workers: a council’s journey to ‘good’

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Court decisions

Children

Judge praises ‘significant changes’ made by parents during care proceedings

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