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Cap on care costs: most councils fear they will lack enough social workers

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Adults, Children, Social work leaders

Bill to remove social work from councils in Scotland published

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Children, Social work leaders

Unions seek 11% wage rise for Cafcass staff after chief’s warnings of social worker exodus

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Hertfordshire County Council consultant social worker Daniel Kerr
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Children, Social work leaders

Ukraine: council heads raise safeguarding concerns as UK starts accepting unaccompanied children

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National DoLs court launched to handle children’s deprivation of liberty cases

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Camden council celebrates after receiving 'outstanding' grade from Ofsted

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‘Exemplary practice’ sees borough rise to outstanding rating

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Lower caseloads – not expert units or staff – best way to improve safeguarding, say social workers

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‘Inadequate’ council doing better for young people but services remain inconsistent, says Ofsted

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Ofsted proposes grading councils specifically on care leaver support

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Should the IRO role be abolished?

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Social worker shortages sector’s biggest concern in delivering cap on care costs

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Surviving Ofsted: a team manager’s story

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Ethnic minority care workers in more insecure work than white peers, finds watchdog

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‘Enthusiastic and motivated’ social workers improving practice at ‘inadequate’ council, finds Ofsted

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NHS heavily reliant on inappropriate out-of-area mental healthcare despite target to end it, finds report

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Over 40% of social work staff have faced abuse from public this year, finds survey

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