Professor urges robust discussion on future of social work degrees in the face of ‘greedy’ universities
Professor Brigid Featherstone says it would be no bad thing if some social work courses disappear ahead of her keynote speech at JSWEC
Harry Ferguson draws a distinction between 'dead' and 'alive' social workers in his opening speech at JSWEC
Coverage from day one of the Joint Social Work Education Conference...
Newly appointed president of the International Federation of Social Workers, Ruth Stark has big plans for a global social work community
The latest figure signals "dangerous trend" in falling council rates for care homes, says market analyst LaingBuisson
Social workers have found shift from local authority to social enterprise ‘liberating’, finds review
Local Government Association review finds Shropshire social work practice has cut bureaucracy
Are your caseloads getting more complex? Have your say in Community Care and Unison’s social worker caseloads survey
Tell us about your caseloads in our anonymous survey to measure the state of social worker caseloads
Council to decide whether to introduce a 10-15% market supplement at a Cabinet meeting
An emphasis on good social work, rather than legal powers to act, fails to provide practitioners with what they need to apply the new safeguarding framework, says Belinda Schwehr
Sector is “under-estimated, under-valued and under-funded", warns the Independent Children's Homes Association
A report conducted by the Victoria Climbié Foundation finds almost a fifth of children's social workers do not know about sweeping reforms to the adoption system
Northamptonshire is among a group of councils that are planning to take on private recruitment agencies
The winners of Community Care’s Inspiring Social Care Images competition are championing a better quality of life for older people
Julian Le Grand calls for more staff-led mutuals in adult services as government review recommends their use in integrated health and social care
The latest cartoon from Fran...
An ADASS survey reveals that many councils do not know whether home care providers they commission pay the national minimum wage
A children's social worker looks back on her week on the frontline...