Home secretary Priti Patel

Adults, Workforce

Social care providers ‘disappointed’ as government rejects advisers’ calls to relax migration rules for sector

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Adults

When mental capacity assessments must delve beneath what people say to what they do

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Children

Unaccompanied children held for ‘far too long’ at intake unit and some sent to adult centres, say inspectors

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Adults

Council failed to meet disabled man’s eligible need to access community for 14 months

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Social work leaders, Workforce

Chief social workers: ‘visible leadership’ needed to tackle race discrimination in profession

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Adults, Children, Social work leaders

Quarter of council heads predict not enough resource for spending needs by 2022

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Adults, Social work leaders

Adult care needs extra £7bn a year by 2023-24 as ‘starting point’ for required investment, say MPs

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Adults, Children

Overhaul needed to end ‘inhumane’ hospital care of people with learning disabilities or autism, says CQC

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Children, Coronavirus

80% of councils have seen rise in children’s placement costs during Covid-19

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A Roma community champion who features in the film "Keeping our children safe' produced by Law for Life and Roma Support Group'

Adults, Children

How structural racism faced by Roma families in the child protection system can be tackled

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Adults, Workforce

Care worker pay falls behind that of retail staff and cleaners, as turnover continues to mount

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Farai Saunyama
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Coronavirus, Workforce

‘My manager was clear we could only do our best’ – the value of good communication during Covid

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Adults

‘Worrying’ rise in ‘inadequate’ inpatient care for people with autism and learning disabilities

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Gavin Williamson

Children, Social work leaders

Education secretary calls for overhaul of ‘lifestyle-judging’ adoption system

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Children

Concerns raised about treatment of unaccompanied children at asylum unit

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Adults, Coronavirus

Face-to-face DoLS assessments strongly discouraged in high-risk Covid areas

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