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Adults, Social work leaders, Workforce

CQC joins call for care staff pay boost to prevent ‘tsunami of unmet need’

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Adults, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

Covid sees end to year-on-year fall in adults receiving long-term care

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Sajid Javid

Adults, Social work leaders

Providers report 17% vacancy rate as staff shortages ‘threaten to overwhelm the sector’

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Adults, Social work leaders

Council cut man’s care hours without showing how it would meet eligible needs

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Workforce

Regulator adds two social workers to board

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Workforce

Just over third of social workers have renewed registration at halfway point

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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

Social work ‘really held up’ in response to Covid-19, says Trowler

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Josh MacAlister, chief executive of Frontline

Children, Workforce

Care review maintains stance that children’s services over-investigate families despite Ofsted pushback

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Adults, Social work leaders

Experienced care staff earn 6p an hour more than newcomers

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Adults, Social work leaders

Adult social care needs £6.1bn funding boost to end ‘low cost, low value, low outcome’ approach

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Workforce

Shortlist unveiled for Social Worker of the Year Awards

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Social work leaders, Workforce

Black and ethnic minority workers three times as likely to fail ASYE as white colleagues, figures show

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Totally inadequate’ post-placement support for special guardian identified in review of child’s murder

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Workforce

Researchers to study witnesses’ experiences of fitness to practise hearings

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Coronavirus, Social work leaders, Workforce

Social workers’ wellbeing and quality of working life have decreased over course of pandemic, study finds

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Michael King, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

Adults, Social work leaders

Rate of adult social care failings identified by watchdog continues ‘relentless rise’

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