Andy Elvin, chief executive, TACT

Children, Workforce

Councils should lose responsibility for children in care to national service, says fostering charity

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Social work leaders, Workforce

CPD requirement on social workers will double next year, Social Work England confirms

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Adults, Social work leaders

Government reforms ‘will not provide extra care or improve quality of life’, directors warn

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Emily Stacey and Emily Furner
Young asylum seeker

Children, Social work leaders

Council resumes taking in unaccompanied asylum-seeking children after talks with Home Office

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The Royal Courts of Justice

Children, Social work leaders

Court can still agree children’s deprivation of liberty in placements banned by new law, says ruling

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Children, Social work leaders

Inadequate-rated council finds £1.1m from reserves to tackle children’s social worker shortage

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Children, Social work leaders

NHS trust ordered to pay social worker £20,000 over whistleblowing on gender identity service

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Philip Hallam, Social Work England

Workforce

Regulator introduces higher standards for social work education providers

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Adults, Social work leaders

Council failed to meet man’s eligible needs after savings fell below threshold, ombudsman finds

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Careers Zone, Workforce

‘How to stand up for yourself in social work’

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Children

Foster care matching needs resource boost to tackle “crisis” decision-making, research finds

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Boris Johnson

Adults, Social work leaders

Government resurrects cap on care costs plan four years after ditching it

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Workforce

Social workers urged to ‘not leave it until the last minute’ as registration renewal opens

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Children, Social work leaders

Judge: bespoke placements for children will be ‘considerably harder’ following unregulated provision ban

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Woman holding lightbulb

Adults

How creativity has been key for social workers in safeguarding adults during Covid

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London Borough of Bexley Team managers Jamie Nabieu (left) and Joe Hellawell, and senior practitioner Hannah Porter
Image of Leeds town hall and skyline

Children, Social work leaders

Quality of social work dips at ‘outstanding’ council, finds Ofsted

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