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Children, Social work leaders

Council cedes control of children’s services

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Children, Social work leaders

Home Office social worker guidance unlawful, High Court rules

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Children

One in three care leavers feel they left care prematurely, finds Ofsted

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Adults, Social work leaders

Safeguarding probe that failed to uncover harmful care ‘relied heavily on provider evidence’

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Adults, Social work leaders

Ordinary residence: section 117 approach remains unsettled despite government court win

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Children

Cafcass awarded further £2.3m to tackle case backlog

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Children, Social work leaders

Council pays family £2,500 after issuing care proceedings based on ‘incomplete and flawed information’

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Callum Bagley, South Gloucestershire Council

Careers Zone, Workforce

My journey into social work management as a young, black woman

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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

Government scraps NAAS social work accreditation scheme

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Adults, Social work leaders

One in eight councils moved to ‘life and limb care only’ for at least some people over Christmas, warns ADASS

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Adults, Coronavirus, Workforce

‘Grim, difficult and relentless’: stark social care staffing pressures revealed in latest data

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Children

Scottish government to assist English councils placing children north of border

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Adults, Coronavirus, Workforce

Omicron: councils given discretion on spending £60m adult social care fund to ensure speedy use

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Adults, Social work leaders, Workforce

More social workers needed to deal with hundreds of thousands more assessments, government confirms

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Children, Social work leaders

Devolved governments raise funding concerns about UK policy compelling councils to take asylum-seeking children

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Louise Spragg, Telford & Wrekin
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Children, Social work leaders

Child poverty rises linked to 10,000 more children going into care over five years, finds research

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