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Children, Workforce

Children’s social worker caseloads continue year-on-year fall, according to DfE figures

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Adults, Workforce

Average pay for adult social workers up for first time in five years but salaries no higher than 2013 levels

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Adults

Disabled people nearly three times as likely to experience domestic abuse as non-disabled, study finds

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Short-termist’ government funding for children’s services ‘destabilising’ councils’ ability to sustain provision

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Adults

Black, ethnic minority and disabled practitioners face ‘disproportionate’ difficulties passing ASYE, says BASW

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Children

DfE failure to ban unregulated provision for under-18s will leave teenagers at risk, warn sector heads

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Adults

Lack of shared understanding of Mental Health Act-MCA interface leading to unlawful detentions, says report

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Adults, Coronavirus, Workforce

Government ‘seriously considering’ allowing care homes to insist staff get Covid-19 vaccine

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Josh MacAlister, chief executive of Frontline

Children

Care review’s rejection of over 900 applicants for experts by experience group sparks ‘pain and anger’

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Children

Council wrongly made man feel he had to leave home by not making clear safety plan was voluntary

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Adults, Social work leaders

Why we must understand and uphold disabled people’s legal rights to community living

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Adults

Watchdog uncovers delays of up to six years in handling DoLS cases because of council triage system

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Adults, Social work leaders

Government to revive CQC ratings of council adults’ services after more than decade-long gap

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Inform Adults, Inform Children

How to manage fear in social work

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Workforce

Delays in fitness to practise process having ‘life-changing impact’ on social workers, says union

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Adults, Coronavirus

Social care failed by lack of PPE during first wave of pandemic, say MPs

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