Luke Stevenson

About Luke Stevenson

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

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family

Children, Workforce

Supreme Court outlines nine key principles of section 20 practice

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law

Children

Keeping children in section 20 without proceedings for long periods may breach the law, Supreme Court says

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listening

Children, Workforce

Feeling ‘under siege’: why listening to social workers is key to improving services

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Children

Supreme Court hears challenge over children’s services duty of care ruling

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Eileen Munro

Workforce

Social workers have become ‘too humble’, says Eileen Munro

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Yvette Stanley

Children, Workforce

‘I had a few Darth Vader cards from my staff’: Ofsted’s new social care chief on swapping local authorities for inspections

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Children

ADCS rejects idea that too much money is spent on care placements

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team

Workforce

Government introduces ‘vehemently opposed’ change to social work practice in working together guidance

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girl

Children

Neglect in older children can go ‘unseen’, professionals warned

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review meeting

Children

Government appoints commissioner to oversee ‘inadequate’ council

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Workforce

Social worker who claimed she had been ‘set up to fail’ suspended for putting service users at risk

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Children, Workforce

Attachment theory evidence not admissible in care order case, judge rules

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Workforce

‘It’s really hard to protect an ASYE’s caseload, but if we don’t, the programme falls apart’

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Workforce

‘I wouldn’t be where I am without it’: how social workers enjoyed the ASYE

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Workforce

‘I hate being a social worker but I’m not trained for anything else’: how social workers struggled with the ASYE

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child and professional

Workforce

49% of ASYE social workers promised a protected caseload don’t have one, survey finds

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