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Children

Ineffectual written agreements in domestic abuse cases amount to victim blaming

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Adults

Court rejects review of how personal injury awards factor into service user financial assessments

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Adults

MPs launch inquiry into long-term adult social care funding

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Adults, Mental Health

‘No evidence’ that misuse of Mental Health Act is leading to increase in detentions

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Workforce

Social workers ‘struggle to articulate’ new practice model in ‘inadequate’ council, inspectors find

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Children

Children’s social work and ethics: ‘It’s about social workers connecting with their base values’

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Adults, Mental Health

Judge backs ‘short-term’ fix to backlog of deprivation of liberty cases

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Workforce

Government launches tender for ‘new approach’ to ASYE

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Adults

Adult social care minister role upgraded

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Adults

Councils cannot cherry pick eligible care needs warns ombudsman

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Children, Workforce

Ofsted praises council’s support for newly-qualified social workers

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Children

Using attachment theory in practice: top tips

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Children

Child protection plans are ending too early, Ofsted warns Birmingham

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Adults, Workforce

Up to 50 jobs at risk at councils’ adult care trading company

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Children

Social work ethics ‘not routinely used’ to inform adoption practice, enquiry suggests

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Children, Workforce

First children’s services taken out of council control rated ‘good’ by Ofsted

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