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Children, Coronavirus

Minister pledges to reinstate most children in care duties relaxed during Covid

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Children, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

Covid-19 has forged ‘unprecedented’ multi-agency focus on problem solving in children’s safeguarding, study finds

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Children, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

Government must seize moment to address children’s inequalities exposed by Covid-19, ADCS warns

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Adults, Workforce

Sector-wide condemnation as post-Brexit immigration plan cuts off entry to care workers

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Coronavirus, Workforce

Third of social workers considering quitting profession in wake of Covid, finds survey

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

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Children’s services trust to transfer to local authority ownership

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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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