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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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Children, Coronavirus

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

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A Roma community champion who features in the film "Keeping our children safe' produced by Law for Life and Roma Support Group'

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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Rashida Baig

Children, Workforce

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

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Farai Saunyama
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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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Children, Coronavirus

Length of care cases 10 weeks over 26-week target on back of Covid-19

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Children, Social work leaders

Children’s trusts: lessons from outsourcing ‘failing’ council services

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