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Children

Child development from two to five years: communication and play

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Adults, Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

Majority of social workers looking to leave their job within the next 16 months, says new research

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Adults, Children

Budget social care funding boost pits needs of adults and children against each other, warn sector heads

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Children

‘Humane’ practice crucial to successful social work, study argues

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Children, Workforce

Practice oversight driving progress at ‘inadequate’ county, Ofsted finds

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Children

Social workers ‘did not respond’ to risks murdered teenager faced

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Children

Why social workers should question the use and origins of ‘failure to protect’ in domestic violence cases

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Children

Hard-up county votes in early help cuts after social work impact warnings

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Risk

Children

Hazily defined and a culture of risk: how can social workers properly approach risks of future emotional harm?

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Children

Local authority condemns judge’s ‘distasteful’ comparison of social workers to Nazis

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Children

Redistributing care: why respite support should exist for struggling birth families, not just foster carers and adopters

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Children

Judge bemoans ‘distorted market’ of young people’s secure accommodation

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Children, Workforce

Social work awards to conduct ‘ethics audit’ after Capita sponsorship boycott

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Children, Social work leaders

Practice quality, not audit: a council’s journey to ‘outstanding’

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Children

‘Immigration law is often prioritised at the expense of the child’s wellbeing’

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Children, Workforce

Cafcass criticised for appointment of ‘inexperienced’ practitioner to complex case

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