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Children, Social work leaders

Government unveils reforms to share responsibility for asylum-seeking children but rejects mandatory scheme

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Adults, Workforce

Social workers going into care homes must be vaccinated against Covid, government decides

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Adults, Children, Workforce

Community Care Live is back – and in person

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Adults, Coronavirus

Care demand rising with more expected, as service capacity lags below pre-Covid levels, says ADASS

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Adults

What is happening to people in inpatient care, 10 years on from Winterbourne View?

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Rob Mitchell, principal social worker at Bradford council

Workforce

PSW who has championed human rights-based social work recognised in Queen’s birthday honours

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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 workers to help schools tackle sexual abuse after Ofsted finds normalisation of harassment of girls

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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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Mesnes Park in Wigan
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Workforce

Three-quarters of social workers emotionally and mentally exhausted

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