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Workforce

Trowler urges Social Work Education to tackle student concerns on lack of anti-discriminatory practice focus

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Children

Children’s services trust to transfer to local authority ownership

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Adults

How social workers and lawyers can play different roles in Care Act decision making

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Adults, Coronavirus

Why having no councils formally suspending Care Act duties does not equate to nationwide compliance

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Children, Social work leaders

Child protection lagging amid improving children’s services performance, says Ofsted

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Adults, Coronavirus

Social care leaders condemn Boris Johnson for ‘blaming’ care homes for Covid spread

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Adults, Coronavirus

No council left suspending Care Act duties

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Children, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

County’s children’s services trust ‘must launch by April 2021’

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Adults, Coronavirus

Agency and bank staff usage associated with higher Covid-19 infection rates in care homes

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Children, Workforce

‘Dear Isabelle Trowler…I feel uncomfortable as a gay student on my social work course’

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Adults, Children, Coronavirus

£1.2bn Covid funding gap leaves councils facing service cuts, finance heads warn

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Children

Urgent action needed to prevent thousands of children in care being in UK unlawfully, warns charity

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Children

Stereotyping by practitioners preventing disclosure of child sexual abuse in ethnic minority groups

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Children

Social workers handling private law cases should be NAAS accredited ‘to tackle significant skills weakness’

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Adults

Hancock overhauls approach to ordinary residence for Mental Health Act aftercare

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Coronavirus, Workforce

21 social workers have died from Covid-19, show official figures

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