Adults

Ombudsman lambasts council for causing ‘considerable distress and harm’ to disabled woman after ‘flawed assessment’ resulted in 60% cut in her care package

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Children, Workforce

DfE issues NAAS guidance to help explain and complete social work accreditation

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Workforce

Academics praise ‘revelatory’ social work teaching partnerships as DfE issues review

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Children

Randomised control trials for family group conferences are a practical and ethical quagmire

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Children

Why a children’s home manager quit over the ‘disgrace’ of out-of-borough placements

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Workforce

Half of social workers consider leaving the profession for ‘less stress’, survey finds

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Workforce

How writing great job adverts can be your first step to solving staff retention in the care sector

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Workforce

How I used cycling to build my social work resilience after burning out

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Workforce

Children’s literature: where are the positive social work stories?

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Mental Health, Workforce

Social work professional standards to take greater account of mental health needs

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Children

Safeguarding response ‘deteriorating’ at children’s services trust, Ofsted finds

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Children

‘Why didn’t you f*cking restrain me’: when physical restraint can meet a child’s need

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Care worker and older woman

Workforce

Recruiting care workers: 4 tips for hiring the right people

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Children

County becomes latest authority to trial predictive algorithms in children’s social work

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Mental Capacity Act

Adults

Expected implementation date for DoLS replacement model announced by care minister

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Workforce

How to keep care staff happy: investment, involvement and keeping an eye on morale

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