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Adults, Social work leaders

Government reforms ‘will not provide extra care or improve quality of life’, directors warn

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Young asylum seeker

Children, Social work leaders

Council resumes taking in unaccompanied asylum-seeking children after talks with Home Office

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The Royal Courts of Justice

Children, Social work leaders

Court can still agree children’s deprivation of liberty in placements banned by new law, says ruling

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Emily Stacey and Emily Furner
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Children, Social work leaders

Inadequate-rated council finds £1.1m from reserves to tackle children’s social worker shortage

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Children, Social work leaders

NHS trust ordered to pay social worker £20,000 over whistleblowing on gender identity service

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Philip Hallam, Social Work England

Workforce

Regulator introduces higher standards for social work education providers

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Adults, Social work leaders

Council failed to meet man’s eligible needs after savings fell below threshold, ombudsman finds

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Careers Zone, Workforce

‘How to stand up for yourself in social work’

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Children

Foster care matching needs resource boost to tackle “crisis” decision-making, research finds

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Boris Johnson

Adults, Social work leaders

Government resurrects cap on care costs plan four years after ditching it

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Workforce

Social workers urged to ‘not leave it until the last minute’ as registration renewal opens

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Male social worker on home visit to older man
woman looking downcast

Children, Social work leaders

Judge: bespoke placements for children will be ‘considerably harder’ following unregulated provision ban

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Adults

How creativity has been key for social workers in safeguarding adults during Covid

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Children, Social work leaders

Quality of social work dips at ‘outstanding’ council, finds Ofsted

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The Royal Courts of Justice

Adults, Social work leaders

Ordinary residence: government granted appeal against ruling overturning its approach to mental health aftercare

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London Borough of Bexley Team managers Jamie Nabieu (left) and Joe Hellawell, and senior practitioner Hannah Porter
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Children, Social work leaders

‘Why recognising foster carers as workers would provide more stability for children and reduce costs’

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