Be thankful for the innovation and creativity in the social care profession, but let's not have change for change's sake, argues Matt Bee
Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission will inspect providers on how they identify and support young people with special educational needs
Early indications that the certificate is being implemented inconsistently risk undermining its purpose of ensuring care staff receive the same basic training, says Nicki Bones
Shortfall in social care, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and living wage must be made up in next month's spending review, say LGA and Adass
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Providers increasingly turning down or handing back care contracts to councils, finds United Kingdom Homecare Association survey
Ombudsman warns councils that accountability for social care services cannot be outsourced
Daisy Bogg Consultancy Ltd to take responsibility for hosting principal social worker networks and certifying completion of ASYE programmes
In an exclusive interview, Jon Abbey outlines Haringey's ambitions for children and importance of workforce stability
Alan Wood said the profession was too resistant to the idea some social workers are 'better than others'
A social worker who has accessed counselling talks to Community Care about how a lack of management support made counselling the best option
Meet the two social workers getting their fellow professionals together to laugh at everything from mileage claims to the impact of cuts
Most people given no support or diverted to universal services, voluntary sector or low-level provision, shows official statistics
HCPC panel decided working both night and day put service users at risk
Local authority-funded care home places are disproportionately effected
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