Human rights card

Adults, Children

The proposed Bill of Rights and social work

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Asylum-seeking child

Children, Social work leaders

Home Office recruiting 40 social workers to its new asylum age assessment body

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Welcome to Scotland road sign at the Scotland/England border on the A1

Children, Social work leaders

Deprivation of liberty: rules helping authorities place children across border in Scotland come into force

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Hertfordshire County Council consultant social worker Daniel Kerr
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Adults, Social work leaders

Carers more stressed, less able to take breaks and less supported by paid services, finds study

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Children

Staffing pressures limiting children’s homes’ ability to respond to rising council demand, finds study

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Young black man receiving a mental health assessment

Adults, Children, Social work leaders

Guide to the draft Mental Health Bill

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Adults, Social work leaders

Cap on care costs: most councils fear they will lack enough social workers

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Scottish Parliament building

Adults, Children, Social work leaders

Bill to remove social work from councils in Scotland published

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An illlustration of a salary rise

Children, Social work leaders

Unions seek 11% wage rise for Cafcass staff after chief’s warnings of social worker exodus

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Two Ukrainian child refugees in Poland

Children, Social work leaders

Ukraine: council heads raise safeguarding concerns as UK starts accepting unaccompanied children

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Children, Social work leaders

National DoLs court launched to handle children’s deprivation of liberty cases

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Thirlmere reservoir in Allerdale, Cumbria
Camden council celebrates after receiving 'outstanding' grade from Ofsted

Children, Social work leaders

‘Exemplary practice’ sees borough rise to outstanding rating

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Children, Social work leaders

Lower caseloads – not expert units or staff – best way to improve safeguarding, say social workers

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Inadequate’ council doing better for young people but services remain inconsistent, says Ofsted

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Children, Social work leaders

Ofsted proposes grading councils specifically on care leaver support

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Children, Social work leaders

Should the IRO role be abolished?

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