Workforce

Five questions to ask in a job interview to determine the quality of social work management

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Children

Council to keep hold of children’s services after commissioner praises progress from ‘inadequate’ rating

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Children

The importance of understanding why you are in care

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Children, Social work leaders

Progress on tackling neglect ‘too slow’ at ‘inadequate’ council

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Children, Social work leaders

Ofsted urges national action to tackle gaps in children in care provision

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Children

Judge denounces council’s ‘brutal separation’ of close sisters

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Workforce

The importance of autonomy when managing social workers

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Adults, Social work leaders

Care Act analysis: what must be considered when setting personal budgets

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Adults

Council breached Care Act by setting arbitrary upper limit for woman’s live-in care

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Children, Social work leaders

Children’s minister’s call for directors to prioritise adoption lambasted by sector heads

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Adults, Social work leaders

NHS to map mental health social work provision to shape investment

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Surrey County Council
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Children

We need a root-and-branch review of the care system – and it must listen to the experts

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Children, Social work leaders

Council that ‘failed to create environment for good social work’ told it could yet lose services

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Workforce

The tell-tale signs of a good social work manager

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Children, Social work leaders

DfE commissioner ends oversight of ‘inadequate’ council following progress

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Children

‘The beating heart of the team’: how personal assistants can free social workers from the admin grind

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