budget cuts

Adults

Worsening social care funding position wreaking increased human cost, warn directors

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Dorset

Adults, Children

The challenges of tackling county lines in a rural area

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Adults, Children, Workforce

‘I have mixed emotions about re-entering the profession… I’m braced for a few sleepless nights’

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Adults

Strengths-based practice: the overlaps between improving social work and managing resources

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interview

Children

‘A game which compels you to jump through hoops’: a social worker’s experience of resource panels

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Health and Care Professions Council

Adults

Social worker who copied and pasted reports which put other professionals ‘at risk’ struck off

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Adults

Ombudsman lambasts council for using ‘flawed assessment’ to cut disabled woman’s care by 60%

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Test

Children, Workforce

DfE issues NAAS guidance to help explain and complete social work accreditation

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Workforce

Academics praise ‘revelatory’ social work teaching partnerships as DfE issues review

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family

Children

Randomised control trials for family group conferences are a practical and ethical quagmire

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Children

Why a children’s home manager quit over the ‘disgrace’ of out-of-borough placements

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Workforce

Half of social workers consider leaving the profession for ‘less stress’, survey finds

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Care worker supporting an older person to eat

Workforce

How writing great job adverts can be your first step to solving staff retention in the care sector

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Workforce

How I used cycling to build my social work resilience after burning out

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Workforce

Children’s literature: where are the positive social work stories?

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Mental Health, Workforce

Social work professional standards to take greater account of mental health needs

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