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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

‘Social work isn’t falling to bits – it has some deep challenges to which we can provide remedies’

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Adults, Children

Mental Health Act review: how would recommendations affect frontline social workers?

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Children

Local authority sorry after judge condemns IROs’ ‘utter failure’ to serve children’s best interests

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Workforce

Are these the six types of social worker?

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Children

What TV shows like ‘Butterfly’ can teach us about social work with trans children

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Workforce

‘I called my manager…the tears cut me off’: a social worker’s story of stress-related leave

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Adults

Council’s restrictions on couple’s contact were neither ‘justifiable, proportionate nor necessary’

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Workforce

What benefits are important to you as a social worker?

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Adults, Children

Government pledges new Mental Health Act after review urges shift in power from professionals to patients

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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

Ofsted warns against ‘false economy’ of cuts to preventive services loading pressures onto social care

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Adults, Children

CQC to probe restraint and seclusion of people with mental health problems and learning disabilities

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Children, Workforce

‘Crises all seem to happen at the same time’: a day in the life of a social work department

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Adults

Grossly unfair and ineffective: why increased funding won’t guarantee improved social care

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James Rook, Ashley John-Baptiste, Zoe Williamson and Peter Hay at the Social Worker of the Year Awards

Workforce

Social Worker of the Year Award winners revealed

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Adults

Ombudsman seeing fewer ‘one-off mistakes’ with budget cuts influencing systemic failings in adult social care

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Adults

Social work diary: ‘We desperately try to find him a safe placement’

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