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Children, Workforce

Council proposes to increase social worker caseloads to help address financial crisis

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Children

‘I find myself at the ‘care-cliff’: is the system failing care leavers by abruptly ending support at 25?

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Workforce

Revamped health check launched to assess employers’ support for social workers

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Workforce

Regulator rejects call to extend renewal deadline with quarter of social workers at risk of removal

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Children's Commissioner for England Anne Longfield

Children

Children’s commissioner moots national care system to deliver same standard of support to all

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Rishi Sunak

Adults, Children, Coronavirus, Workforce

Extra £1bn for social care but pay freeze looms for social workers in Rishi Sunak’s spending review

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Children, Coronavirus

DfE ‘unlawful’ in consulting too narrowly on changes to children in care legislation

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Adults, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

Councils face £500m adult social care overspend in 2020-21 as Covid fuels mounting need

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Coronavirus, Workforce

Working through Covid: how is it affecting your wellbeing?

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Children, Social work leaders

Second council no longer taking asylum-seeking children as IRO caseloads soar

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Adults, Coronavirus, Workforce

Plan to ban staff moving between care homes to curb Covid ‘ill thought through’, warns provider body

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Adults

People with learning disabilities face ‘discrimination’ as data shows Covid death rate six times the average

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Children

Children’s social care reform needs to be driven by the lived experience of communities

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Children, Social work leaders

More councils reporting high numbers of social workers off work due to Covid

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Workforce

Social Work England to quiz students on anti-discriminatory practice teaching

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Children's Commissioner for England Anne Longfield

Children

Government showing ‘deep-rooted ambivalence to vulnerable children’s needs’, says commissioner

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