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Adults

Council failed to meet disabled man’s eligible need to access community for 14 months

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Adults, Children, Social work leaders

Quarter of council heads predict not enough resource for spending needs by 2022

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Adults, Social work leaders

Adult care needs extra £7bn a year by 2023-24 as ‘starting point’ for required investment, say MPs

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Adults, Children

Overhaul needed to end ‘inhumane’ hospital care of people with learning disabilities or autism, says CQC

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Children, Coronavirus

80% of councils have seen rise in children’s placement costs during Covid-19

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Adults, Children

How structural racism faced by Roma families in the child protection system can be tackled

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Adults, Workforce

Care worker pay falls behind that of retail staff and cleaners, as turnover continues to mount

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Coronavirus, Workforce

‘My manager was clear we could only do our best’ – the value of good communication during Covid

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Adults

‘Worrying’ rise in ‘inadequate’ inpatient care for people with autism and learning disabilities

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Children, Social work leaders

Education secretary calls for overhaul of ‘lifestyle-judging’ adoption system

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Children

Concerns raised about treatment of unaccompanied children at asylum unit

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Adults, Coronavirus

Face-to-face DoLS assessments strongly discouraged in high-risk Covid areas

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Children, Workforce

Social workers celebrated for Covid-19 service and leadership in Queen’s Birthday Honours

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Adults, Social work leaders

Care home provider ‘broke law’ by charging extra fees to NHS-funded residents, rules regulator

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Children

‘Gap in cultural knowledge’ of Traveller communities led to ineffective response to neglect

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Workforce

Guidance a chance to improve NHS support for mental health social workers, say sector leaders

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