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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

Social work ‘really held up’ in response to Covid-19, says Trowler

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Josh MacAlister, chief executive of Frontline

Children, Workforce

Care review maintains stance that children’s services over-investigate families despite Ofsted pushback

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Adults, Social work leaders

Experienced care staff earn 6p an hour more than newcomers

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Adults, Social work leaders

Adult social care needs £6.1bn funding boost to end ‘low cost, low value, low outcome’ approach

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Social Worker of the Year Awards


Shortlist unveiled for Social Worker of the Year Awards

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Social work leaders, Workforce

Black and ethnic minority workers three times as likely to fail ASYE as white colleagues, figures show

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Totally inadequate’ post-placement support for special guardian identified in review of child’s murder

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Fitness to practise hearing


Researchers to study witnesses’ experiences of fitness to practise hearings

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Coronavirus, Social work leaders, Workforce

Social workers’ wellbeing and quality of working life have decreased over course of pandemic, study finds

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Michael King, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

Adults, Social work leaders

Rate of adult social care failings identified by watchdog continues ‘relentless rise’

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Yvette Stanley

Children, Social work leaders

Ofsted to let providers register multi-building children’s homes to tackle capacity pressures

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Colum Conway, chief executive, Social Work England

Social work leaders, Workforce

Social Work England missed standards on fitness to practice referrals, registration speed and diversity data in first year

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Over a quarter of social workers have uploaded CPD four weeks into registration renewal process

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Adults, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

£388m winter funding for adult care ‘too little, too late’, warns provider body

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Asylum-seeking child


Social work provision for asylum-seeking children in hotels is insufficient, say charities

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Inform Adults, Inform Children, Workforce

Record CPD easily with Community Care Inform

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