Charlotte Ramsden

Social work leaders, Workforce

ADCS president suggests national pay rates for agency social workers to reduce staff churn

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mental health act

Adults, Children

Government drops proposed overhaul of Mental Health Act-MCA interface due to ‘very limited support’

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Children

Sharp rise in child deaths and serious harm following onset of Covid-19

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London Borough of Bexley Team managers Jamie Nabieu (left) and Joe Hellawell, and senior practitioner Hannah Porter
The front cover of the Care Act 2014

Adults, Coronavirus, Workforce

Care Act relaxations removed from statute books four months after decision to do so

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A doctor giving a woman a Covid vaccination

Adults, Coronavirus, Workforce

‘Very significant risks’ from self-isolation exemption for double-jabbed social care staff, says ADASS

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Yvette Stanley

Children, Social work leaders

Ofsted urges DfE to distribute children’s homes funding ‘at pace’ to tackle secure place shortage

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family court

Children, Social work leaders

‘Unsustainable pressures’ lead Cafcass to leave ‘less urgent’ cases unallocated across region

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Social worker with two young children
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Adults, Social work leaders

7,000 waiting more than six months for social care assessments

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Workforce

Social worker awarded £20,000 by human rights court after judge’s ‘manifestly unfair’ criticisms left her unable to work

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Team manager leading meeting

Workforce

How social workers can help unpick the ethnicity pay gap

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Houses of Parliament

Adults, Social work leaders

What the Health and Care Bill means for social workers

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Gemma Anders and Scarlett Matthews
Official Parliamentary portrait of Vicky Ford, the children's minister (credit: Chris McAndrew / Wikimedia Commons)

Children, Social work leaders

Councils will have to take share of unaccompanied children if they fail to volunteer, warns minister

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Mark Trewin, formerly mental health social work lead at the Department of Health and Social Care (Photo: Rethink)

Social work leaders, Workforce

‘Why I could not accept an honour from this government’ – by former mental health social work lead

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Carmel Littleton

Social work leaders, Workforce

‘Deeply loved and respected’: tributes paid to director of adults’ and children’s services

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Social worker counselling young man

Adults, Children

Boost social worker numbers to address ‘disappearance’ of drugs teams, ministers urged

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Budget cut

Adults, Children, Social work leaders

Council faces substantial cuts after declaring unsustainable budget

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