Image of book marked 'family court' and judge's gavel (credit: Vitalii Vodolazskyi / Adobe Stock)

Children

Cafcass awarded further £2.3m to tackle case backlog

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Image of filing cabinet with 'investigations' label

Children, Social work leaders

Council pays family £2,500 after issuing care proceedings based on ‘incomplete and flawed information’

Continue Reading Comments { 3 }

Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

Government scraps NAAS social work accreditation scheme

Continue Reading Comments { 10 }
Callum Bagley, South Gloucestershire Council
demand

Adults, Social work leaders

One in eight councils moved to ‘life and limb care only’ for at least some people over Christmas, warns ADASS

Continue Reading Comments { 3 }
Jigsaw puzzle showing supply demand gap

Adults, Coronavirus, Workforce

‘Grim, difficult and relentless’: stark social care staffing pressures revealed in latest data

Continue Reading Comments { 5 }
Scottish Parliament building

Children

Scottish government to assist English councils placing children north of border

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Image of files marked 'funding, projects, grants' (credit: Olivier Le Moal / Adobe Stock)

Adults, Coronavirus, Workforce

Omicron: councils given discretion on spending £60m adult social care fund to ensure speedy use

Continue Reading Comments { 3 }
Essex West black workers' support group
The word 'recruit' spelt out

Adults, Social work leaders, Workforce

More social workers needed to deal with hundreds of thousands more assessments, government confirms

Continue Reading Comments { 8 }
Asylum-seeking child

Children, Social work leaders

Devolved governments raise funding concerns about UK policy compelling councils to take asylum-seeking children

Continue Reading Comments { 3 }
Dictionary definition of poverty

Children, Social work leaders

Child poverty rises linked to 10,000 more children going into care over five years, finds research

Continue Reading Comments { 7 }

Children, Social work leaders

Council improves to ‘good’ thanks to managers’ ‘unstinting’ efforts and investment in stabilising workforce

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Louise Spragg, Telford & Wrekin
Image of cutouts representing family being held in hands (credit: Romolo Tavani / Adobe Stock)

Children

‘Working in partnership with families is crucial to safeguarding the interests of children’

Continue Reading Comments { 8 }

Children

Fix ‘fundamental’ social care flaws that place teenagers at exploitation risk, report urges

Continue Reading Comments { 3 }
Image of Jenny Coles, president of the Association of Directors of Children's Services for 2020-21 (credit: ADCS)

Adults, Children, Social work leaders

Former ADCS president among social workers on New Year Honours list

Continue Reading Comments { 21 }
Will Quince

Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

DfE urges non-practising social workers to return to profession in face of renewed Covid pressures

Continue Reading Comments { 27 }

Children

‘Writing and getting published makes me feel like I didn’t go through the care system for nothing’

Continue Reading Comments { 2 }