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Adults, Children, Workforce

Social workers: what keeps you in your job?

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Children, Workforce

‘Improving’ council freed to dissolve government-ordered partnership

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Children

Why are children treated unequally by social care services?

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Children

Monitoring visit finds uneven progress being made at children’s trust

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Children

Why we should want more parents to challenge social workers

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Children

How a council with up to 80% agency social work staff created a stable workforce

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Children

Children’s services ‘overwhelmed’ and permeated by ‘blame, shame and fear’, major review finds

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Children, Workforce

Reflective supervision ‘impacting positively’ on social work in ‘good’ council

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Children

‘Over-optimistic’ social workers did too little to challenge neglect within family whose baby died, review finds

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Children, Workforce

Social workers in improving council ‘do not always have the level of skills and experience required’, Ofsted finds

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Children, Workforce

Ofsted praises improving council ‘purposefully’ tackling social worker workloads

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Children

‘Under-pressure social workers are blamed for ill-thought-out and oppressive policy’

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Children

‘Residential children’s home workers are not professionals by any reasonable meaning of that word’

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Children

Judge slams local authority for ‘inexcusable’ failure to disclose information in child refugee accommodation case

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Children

Hotdesking, no car parking but a real drive to help children and parents in social work play

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Children

‘Small team structure’ helping keep on top of social work caseloads in council, inspectors say

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