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Children

Ofsted pleased by ‘transformed culture’ as London borough jumps two grades to ‘good’

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Adults, Workforce

Sharpen your strengths-based practice skills at Community Care Live

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Children

Duties to report restraint in schools must now be brought into force

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Children

Children’s services’ ‘fundamental lack of understanding’ of domestic abuse risks slammed by case review

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Children, Workforce

MPs to investigate workforce pressures faced by children’s social workers

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Children, Mental Health

Scrutiny of social work practice as part of ‘deep dive’ children’s mental health inspections

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Careers Zone, Workforce

Social workers: take our survey on what you look for in a job

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Workforce

Ofsted finds ‘optimism’ in council pushed to ‘breaking point’ by high social worker turnover

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Adults, Children, Workforce

‘Health check’ of social worker wellbeing to undergo revamp to boost evidence base

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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

How social work is flourishing amid hotdesking in one ‘outstanding’ council

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Children

Staff churn caused ‘organisational memory loss’ in case where baby was blinded in one eye, review finds

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Children, Workforce

Ofsted criticises council where some social workers have caseloads of over 50

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Children, Social work leaders

Stable leadership, a clear practice model and empowered staff: how one council went from ‘good’ to ‘outstanding’

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Workforce

Legitimate free speech or views incompatible with social work: an analysis of the Felix Ngole case

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Adults, Workforce

Social work diary: ‘I explain he will sign a form, the handcuffs will be removed, and the officers will leave’

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Workforce

Why small ideas to boost wellbeing – like free coffee for social workers – need to be tested

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