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Adults, Social work leaders, Workforce

‘Unsustainable’ reliance on agency care staff needs urgent government action, warns provider body

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Children, Social work leaders

Trafford’s children in need still receiving inconsistent service, Ofsted warns

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Children, Social work leaders

Structural change in children’s services ‘no panacea’ for councils’ problems, research finds

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Callum and Jean-Paul, social workers at South Gloucestershire Council
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Children, Social work leaders

Ofsted praises ‘strong influence’ of children on shaping services as council judged ‘good’

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Adults, Social work leaders

DoLS caseloads hit record levels

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Adults, Children, Social work leaders

Councils boost social care budgets by £700m but say they are ‘plugging gaps in an underfunded system’

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Adults, Workforce

Government seeks overseas care staff to fill mounting shortages

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Adults, Workforce

Why live-in care staff are at high risk of modern slavery

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Adults, Social work leaders

Council urgently reviewing direct payment cuts after challenge to ‘unlawful’ policy

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Children, Social work leaders

DfE ends intervention in ‘inadequate’ children’s services following progress

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Health and social care secretary Steve Barclay

Adults, Social work leaders

Delay cap on care costs, council heads urge government

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Adults, Social work leaders

Council adopted ‘restrictive and wrong interpretation’ of Care Act in cutting brothers’ care, finds court

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Adults, Social work leaders

Social care waiting lists up 37% in 6 months, finds ADASS

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Adults, Children, Workforce

Essential learning for OTs on long Covid, sensory integration and trauma-informed practice

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Adults, Social work leaders

Adult care bereft of cash for current pressures and long-term reforms, warn MPs

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Jamie Stanley and Nicola Moorby, assistant managers at Cumbria's Sedbergh Drive outreach and respite edge of care service
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Adults, Social work leaders

Community learning disability and autism placements increasingly costlier than inpatient care – report

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