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Children

Do looked-after children statistics suggest a new direction in permanence and care practice?

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Children

Shortage of adopters and foster carers can be tackled if we think outside of gender norms

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Review criticises transition services for autistic young woman killed in care home

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Workforce

Social Worker of the Year Awards finalists announced

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Children, Workforce

Council’s auditing resulting in ‘overly harsh judgements’, inspectors find

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Children

What the looked-after children statistics don’t tell us

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Children

How to identify perpetrators of domestic abuse and coercive control

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Workforce

Social worker struck off after withholding information about ex-partner accused of sex offences

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Workforce

Government delays decision on funding backdated sleep-in payments

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Children

Section 20 arrangements hit seven-year low despite record number of children in care

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Workforce

‘Empowering’ accreditation will ‘instil’ high-quality supervision in children’s social work, government official claims

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Children

‘Troubling’ decision to recategorise child protection plan criticised in serious case review

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Children

Children’s services praised for focus on prevention and workforce stability

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Adults

The Mental Capacity Act 10 years on: ‘It is still misapplied and used against people’

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Adults

‘The Mental Capacity Act has brought about dramatic changes’

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Workforce

Time running out for ‘too good to be true’ umbrella companies, locum social workers are warned

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