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Children

‘Foster carers have never come together with one collective voice – we intend to give them one’

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Adults

Assessment failings and self-neglect challenges: lessons about homelessness from case reviews

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Children

‘Fluctuating’ interventions meant neglect and abuse of girl ‘kicked across room’ was never tackled

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Adults

Social care system should be focused on independent living and record unmet need, says BASW

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Workforce

Social work cartoon: ‘Interview’

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Children, Social work leaders

DfE appoints new commissioners to steer Northamptonshire children’s services towards trust handover

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Children, Social work leaders

DCS hails progress of systemic practice model as bi-borough councils score top Ofsted ratings

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Adults, Social work leaders

Skills gaps drive deterioration in mental healthcare for adults with learning disabilities or autism

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Workforce

Few social workers feel training provides ‘digital readiness’ for practice, research finds

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Adults

Just one in five councils have appeals processes for adult social care decisions, research finds

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Children

At-risk teenager forced to live on series of caravan parks due to residential care shortage

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Adults

Autistic woman left without proper support after care plan not reviewed or updated for five years

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Children

When hard work and sensitivity are not enough in working with vulnerable children

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Children

Young people leaving custody receiving inadequate social care, inspectors warn

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Children, Social work leaders

Director follows commissioner in exiting Northamptonshire’s ‘inadequate’ children’s services

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Adults, Workforce

New social work roles to be created under community mental health framework

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