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House of Lords to debate HCPC fee rise

A challenge to the 12.5% increase was tabled by Labour peer Lord Hunt

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‘The government has shown disdain for social work. It’s up to us to fight back’

July 1,2015

18 months ago Richard Griffiths swapped a career in sports journalism for social work. Here he gives his take on The College of Social Work’s closure, and how the profession should respond.

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Merger between College of Social Work and BASW ruled out

June 30,2015

College chair says that board was advised that ‘merging with any organisation is simply not an option’

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‘We recognised personal assistants were at risk of exclusion and wanted to support them’

July 1,2015

Community Care speaks to East Sussex Council to find out how they’ve made support and training opportunities available to personal assistants

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The PCF sets out what is expected of social workers at all levels

10 College of Social Work functions that need new homes

July 1,2015

Community Care analyses the resources that are central to the TCSW wind down process and where they might end up

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Children’s social worker killed in Tunisia beach attacks

July 1,2015

Nottinghamshire council pay tribute to passion and dedication of John Stollery who worked for the county for 33 years

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Inadequate social worker training puts implementation of Care Act at risk, warns BASW

July 1,2015

One third of social workers surveyed by association say their training on the Care Act has been inadequate

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Ask me anything: Isabelle Trowler to hold open forum for social workers

July 1,2015

The chief social worker along with adoption tsar Martin Narey will meet with social workers to discuss the future of the profession

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Councils failing to provide adequate support for personal assistants, investigation finds

July 1,2015

Personal assistants speak out on isolation as Community Care investigation finds postcode lottery of support and training opportunities

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Grassroots social work group moves forward on plans for new college

June 30,2015

The College of Social Work's professional assembly and faculty leads have come out in support of the new Social Workers Assembly

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How local area coordination may solve the financial malaise engulfing adult social care

June 29,2015

An approach that encourages people to find solutions to their needs in their community is saving money and improving lives, argues Brian Frisby

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Ofsted loses second national director of social care in three months as interim leaves

June 26,2015

Kathy O'Dwyer was director of social care improvement for over a year, taking up the national director role from Debbie Jones

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University to join KPMG and Morning Lane in developing test for children’s social workers

June 26,2015

The president of the Association of Directors of Children's Services said questions remained around how the test will be rolled out

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Dorset social care workers transferred out of council fear for their terms and conditions

June 26,2015

Adult social care will be incorporated into a local authority trading company due to launch next week

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College of Social Work to close by end of September

June 26,2015

After a board meeting yesterday it was confirmed the college would wind up its functions over the next three months

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Social work managers urged to risk assess stress on their teams

June 24,2015

NICE guidance also produces “ready reckoner” to help provide evidence on cost-effectiveness of well-being strategies

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College insiders want BASW to fill the gap

June 24,2015

As The College of Social Work closes many feel the British Association of Social Workers needs to step up to the plate

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Ombudsman criticises social workers for ‘arbitrary’ and ‘misleading’ decisions

June 24,2015

A report from the Local Government Ombudsman criticised social workers for not telling a mother her child could not be returned to her care

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How do good social work managers promote staff wellbeing?

June 24,2015

Louise Grant and Gail Kinman unpick the knowledge, skills and attributes that managers need to develop resilient practitioners

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