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Local authority IRO service slammed by judge to be reviewed

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Children

Leadership void over chronic neglect sees council judged ‘inadequate’

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Children

Shadow children’s minister attacks ‘repeated attempts to deregulate’ children’s services

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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

The Ofsted interview: ‘We needed to invest in systemic practice’

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Children, Workforce

Are these the priorities for children’s social care in 2019?

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Children

‘Dogged determination’ of social workers secures Birmingham’s first Ofsted improvement in a decade

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Adults

How treatment of ethnic minority groups in mental health system can be improved following independent review

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Adults

Service user’s wife caused ‘frustration, distress and anxiety’ after safeguarding referral left open for 15 months, ombudsman finds

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Workforce

Social care workforce development network to close citing budget cuts and culture change

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Adults

Government issues deprivation of liberty definition in bid to provide clarity to practitioners

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Children

DfE threatened with judicial review over children’s social care ‘myth-busting’ document

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Adults

Government must introduce social care assessment oversight to safeguard service user rights, study argues

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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

The Ofsted Interview: ‘Children and families need consistency of social worker’

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Workforce

Frontline awarded £45 million to train 900 social workers

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Children

Staff at ‘outstanding’ council say duties match ‘the reason they came into social work’

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Children, Workforce

‘Unwavering focus on improvement’ drives London borough’s ‘dramatic’ Ofsted turnaround

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