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Adults, Children

Social workers: tell us how the cost of living crisis is affecting you and the people you support

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Adults, Social work leaders

Carers more stressed, less able to take breaks and less supported by paid services, finds study

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Adults, Children, Social work leaders

Guide to the draft Mental Health Bill

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Adults, Social work leaders

Cap on care costs: most councils fear they will lack enough social workers

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Adults, Children, Social work leaders

Bill to remove social work from councils in Scotland published

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Adults, Social work leaders

Social worker shortages sector’s biggest concern in delivering cap on care costs

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Adults, Social work leaders, Workforce

Ethnic minority care workers in more insecure work than white peers, finds watchdog

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Adults, Social work leaders

NHS heavily reliant on inappropriate out-of-area mental healthcare despite target to end it, finds report

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Adults, Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

Over 40% of social work staff have faced abuse from public this year, finds survey

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Adults, Children, Workforce

Book your place for Community Care Live

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Adults, Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

Caseload limits proposed to ease burnout and support effective social work

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Adults, Social work leaders, Workforce

Reforms would require ‘unfeasible’ boost to social work numbers without system change, says report

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Adults, Social work leaders

65,000 adults waiting at least six months for assessment as unmet needs mount, warns ADASS

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Adults, Workforce

UPDATED: AMHP and approved mental capacity professional training standards launched for consultation

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Adults, Social work leaders, Workforce

Government boosts nursing home payments as vacancies continue to mount

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Adults, Children, Social work leaders

Proposed Mental Health Act overhaul included in Queen’s Speech

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