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Adults, Social work leaders

Provider instability poses greatest challenge to adult social care budgets, say London boroughs

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Children, Social work leaders

Early help services at ‘good’ council heading off need for higher-level intervention, Ofsted finds

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Children

Newly qualified social workers given ‘too much responsibility’ at council, Ofsted finds

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Children

‘Cultural shift’ needed to make success of social worker devolved budgets, interim reviews find

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Workforce

Social work cartoon: ‘Overtime’

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Adults, Children

Can practitioners unintentionally sabotage the desired outcomes of service users?

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Children

‘Inadequate’ council set to cut 248 jobs to fund children’s services improvements

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Children

Social work caseloads halved as council marks turnaround with ‘good’ Ofsted judgment

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Children

Post-ASYE support crucial to improving social worker retention, research suggests

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Children

All ‘children’s homes’ should be regulated to keep children safe

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Adults, Children

Do we think enough about love for children in care?

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Workforce

Social work cartoon: ‘Hot desking’

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Adults

‘If he doesn’t answer the door within ten seconds – something is wrong’

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Adults, Workforce

NHS to recruit 600 more mental health social workers over next five years

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Children

‘We have to get serious about child-on-adoptive-parent violence’

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Children

Criminal exploitation seen as ‘lifestyle choice’ in some cases, finds inspection of county

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