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Adults, Children

Master the Mental Capacity Act with the help of leading legal experts

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Children

One in ten children known to social care missing half of school time, reveals DfE data

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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

‘A kick in the teeth’: DfE axes social work leadership training scheme

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ADCS president for 2024-25, Andy Smith

Children, Choose Social Work, Social work leaders, Workforce

‘The power of social work has shaped who I am’ – ADCS’s new care experienced president

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Children, Social work leaders

Overcoming the barriers to contact between siblings separated by the care system

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Herbert Laming

Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

The Victoria Climbié Inquiry chair reflects on social work, 21 years on

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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

Seven more councils chosen to test family support and child protection reforms

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Children, Social work leaders

Children’s homes body excludes providers funded through tax havens from membership

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Consistently high standards’ of social work earns Cafcass across-the-board outstanding rating

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Children, Workforce

Adoption practice remains strong but regional agencies struggling to recruit and retain social workers

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Children

Leaving care, mental illness and recovery: ‘There is always the possibility of a better future’

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Finley Boden

Children, Social work leaders

Finley Boden: professionals should have protected baby murdered by his parents, review finds

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Children, Social work leaders

Kent ‘extremely close to capacity’ to care for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children

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Adults, Children, Workforce

‘Increase social work bursaries and review caseloads and pay’: BASW’s manifesto for next government

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Adults, Children

Mental Health Act reform: where the government stands

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Adults, Children, Social work leaders

Deprivation of liberty: the legacy of Cheshire West, 10 years on

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