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Adults

Council assessment, care planning and safeguarding failings rose last year, says ombudsman

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Adults, Coronavirus

Government hands care providers £550m to control spread of coronavirus during winter

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Adults, Coronavirus

Lessons from holding virtual family group conferences under Covid

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Adults, Social work leaders

Council failed to consider human rights of couple it separated after 59 years together, says watchdog

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Workforce

Public opinion of social work more positive than practitioners believe, study suggests

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Workforce

15,000 social workers renew registration in first ten days but three-quarters yet to upload CPD

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Children, Social work leaders

DfE examining children’s trust chair appointment ‘as matter of urgency’ after council raises concerns

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Adults, Coronavirus

DoLS practitioners encouraged to carry out face-to-face assessments in updated Covid-19 guidance

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Children, Social work leaders

‘No evidence’ machine learning works well in children’s social care, study finds

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Adults, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

Most providers face going into red this winter without extra Covid social care funding, warns ADASS

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Coronavirus, Workforce

Graduates entering social work in good numbers despite lockdown impact on final-year studies

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Adults, Coronavirus

Social care staff not given human rights training to deal with Covid impact, finds research

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Workforce

Four in ten social workers anticipate quitting profession within five years on back of high stress and caseloads

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Children

Teachers to be embedded within children’s social work teams in new What Works trial

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Children, Social work leaders

Revised social work evidence template consulted on following concerns over use in urgent cases

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Children, Coronavirus

Government confirms most lapsed children in care duties will be restored, before latest legal hearing

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