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DoLS reform to take account of planned Mental Health Act changes

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Adults

Fitting contraceptive patch in best interests of woman with severe learning disabilities, court rules

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Adults

First adult social care budget rise since 2010 spent on higher costs

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Children, Mental Health

Children’s mental health support suffers from fragmentation, says CQC

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Adults, Mental Health

Lack of legal literacy a factor in death of man who refused medical treatment

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Children, Mental Health

‘Over-optimistic’ professionals missed chances to intervene in family where toddler overdosed

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Workforce

What research tells us about social work’s role in tackling loneliness

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Mental Health

Service user rights and resources must be at heart of Mental Health Act reform, say experts

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Children

Stable workforce helping looked-after children services improve at ‘inadequate’ council, say inspectors

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Adults

Learning disabled fathers feel ‘let down’ by adults’ services, research finds

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Children

Personal advisers may need to monitor vulnerable care leavers who decline new support right

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Workforce

Scheme to help 100 people return to social work open for applications

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Children

Trust not doing enough to tackle social work weaknesses, finds Ofsted

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Workforce

Social work practice ‘stronger’ in Birmingham following caseload improvements, inspectors say

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Adults

Social work leaders’ lack of diversity out of step with workforce

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Workforce

BASW writes to BBC over ‘cardboard cut-out’ social worker portrayal in EastEnders

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