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    Adults

    Woman went 19 months without care after council wrongly stopped direct payments, says report

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    Adults, Workforce

    Nearly half of adult social care employers operating with or below ‘bare minimum of skills’, survey finds

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    Children

    Responding effectively to sibling sexual abuse

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    Adults, Children

    Mental Health Act overhaul will not tackle racial disparities without societal change, experts warn

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    Children

    Care review head defends appointment amid questions over his suitability

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    Adults, Coronavirus, Workforce

    Social care given £120m to relieve workforce pressures as new variant drives spiralling absence rates

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    Coronavirus, Workforce

    Many children’s social workers excluded from Covid-19 vaccine priority groups

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    Josh MacAlister, chief executive of Frontline

    Children

    Frontline chief appointed to lead children’s social care review

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    Nurse Meeting With Teenage Girl And Mother In Hospital

    Children

    Why judgment in puberty blockers case should not obscure benefits of transition for some children

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    Children, Coronavirus

    How virtual family group conferences have fared under Covid-19

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    Adults, Children

    How the government proposes to reform the Mental Health Act

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    Adults

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

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    Adults, Children

    Long-awaited Mental Health Act overhaul bids to empower patients and tackle racial disparities

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    Children

    Minister gives council a year to show it can keep control of children’s services following improvements

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    Adults, Coronavirus, Workforce

    ADASS urges emergency workforce plan as NHS pressures and staff gaps risk ‘overwhelming social care’

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    Adults

    How Black and ethnic minority mental health patients’ cultural needs frequently go unmet

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