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Fast track training scheme to be evaluated, Frontline announces

Professor Jonathan Scourfield of Cardiff University explains how the programme will be quality tested using actors, videos and four local authorities

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New study to probe challenges faced by overseas social workers in the UK

July 21,2014

King’s College to investigate if there is a “lasting sense of unease” amongst social workers recruited from overseas

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Are your caseloads getting more complex? Have your say in Community Care and Unison’s social worker caseloads survey

July 22,2014

Tell us about your caseloads in our anonymous survey to measure the state of social worker caseloads

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Five key questions from the JSWEC debate on social work’s future

July 25,2014

An impassioned discussion at the Joint Social Work Education Conference raised plenty of questions for the profession

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Martin Narey defends social work education report against ‘misguided’ critics

July 25,2014

The government advisor takes issue with a critique of his report, published in Community Care last week

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College of Social Work sets out three-year plan to entice 35,000 social workers to become members

July 25,2014

The college's draft strategy also says the organisation aims to become financially independent of government by end of 2017

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‘Why Care Act changes risk shunting NHS responsibilities on to councils and vulnerable adults’

July 24,2014

Several aspects of the Care Act draft guidance and regulations risk redrawing the boundary between health and social services, warns Luke Clements

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Six quotes to stir your passion for social work

July 24,2014

A selection of pics from a display at the Joint Social Work Education Conference (JSWEC)

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Police to investigate alleged Rochdale abuse cover-up

July 24,2014

Greater Manchester Police will examine claims that the police and council buried abuse allegations at Knowl View School

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Judge orders council to compensate provider for failing to provide ‘reasonable’ care home fee

July 24,2014

Mr Justice Norris specifies rates Newcastle council should have paid two Abbeyfield homes for period from 2010-2012

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Haringey’s children’s services ‘require improvement’, finds Ofsted

July 24,2014

Inspectors give second lowest rating on all areas inspected, but praise children's 'meaningful' relationships with social workers

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Unison social workers to join second pay strike in September

July 24,2014

Union announces another walk out by its local government members over 1% pay rise offer

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A question of social work: panelists debate dilemmas facing the profession

July 23,2014

After a packed day at the Joint Social Work Education and Research Conference, the panel debates 'A Question of Social Work'

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Inspection report

Serious case review of abuse scandal highlights lack of regulation of day centres

July 23,2014

Serious case review of Solar Centre in Doncaster said agencies "lost sight" of 19 victims of appalling assaults

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Is your social work ‘dead’ or ‘alive’? The gap between inspiring and defensive practice

July 23,2014

Harry Ferguson draws a distinction between 'dead' and 'alive' social workers in his opening speech at JSWEC

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‘Let’s put the life back into social work’: updates from #JSWEC day one

July 23,2014

Coverage from day one of the Joint Social Work Education Conference...

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Stark takes on the presidential mantle

‘Social work is a human rights discipline’: IFSW president speaks up for the profession

July 23,2014

Newly appointed president of the International Federation of Social Workers, Ruth Stark has big plans for a global social work community

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Professor urges robust discussion on future of social work degrees in the face of ‘greedy’ universities

July 23,2014

Professor Brigid Featherstone says it would be no bad thing if some social work courses disappear ahead of her keynote speech at JSWEC

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No respite for care homes as council fee rates fall again

July 22,2014

The latest figure signals "dangerous trend" in falling council rates for care homes, says market analyst LaingBuisson

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