John McGowan, general secretary, Social Workers Union

Coronavirus, Workforce

‘We had members dying, we had members in crisis’ – union leader on how Covid-19 hit social work

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Josh MacAlister, chief executive of Frontline

Children, Social work leaders

Cut profits and fees, care review lead implores children’s home providers

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Adults

10 years on from Winterbourne View: lessons for social workers

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Children, Social work leaders

Thousands of EU looked-after children and care leavers face ‘legal limbo’ without extension to settlement deadline, charities warn

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Children

Sexual abuse is being missed as children’s services CSA recording sees biggest drop in 18 years, charity warns

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Mary Jackon, chief executive, Frontline

Children, Social work leaders

Team managers and colleagues say their leadership has improved after doing Frontline-run training scheme, says study

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Children, Social work leaders

Ofsted praises quality of social work practice at Cafcass despite record caseloads during pandemic

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Asylum-seeking child

Children

Council threatens judicial review as services for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children hit ‘breaking point’

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Workforce

Three-quarters of social workers emotionally and mentally exhausted

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Children

Calls for review of newborn care cases as study highlights growing use of zero-notice hearings

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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

Black and ethnic minority social workers have disproportionately high ASYE failure rate, figures show

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Children, Social work leaders

Councils should have duty to provide early help with focus on tackling poverty, care review told

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Coronavirus, Workforce

Temporary social worker register to close in coming months, says government

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Workforce

How social workers can help improve the health system’s response to women

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Workforce

‘It’s right to focus on race, but we must look at equality in social work in the round’

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Sharon Davidson
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Children, Social work leaders

Court of Appeal overturns case law on discharging care orders

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