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Adults, Children, Social work leaders

Video assessments by AMHPs unlawful, High Court rules

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Adults

Woman went 19 months without care after council wrongly stopped direct payments, says report

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Adults, Workforce

Nearly half of adult social care employers operating with or below ‘bare minimum of skills’, survey finds

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Adults, Children

Mental Health Act overhaul will not tackle racial disparities without societal change, experts warn

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Adults, Coronavirus, Workforce

Social care given £120m to relieve workforce pressures as new variant drives spiralling absence rates

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Adults, Children

How the government proposes to reform the Mental Health Act

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Adults

Council breached Care Act guidance by setting arbitrary limit for funding woman’s live-in care

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Adults, Children

Long-awaited Mental Health Act overhaul bids to empower patients and tackle racial disparities

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Adults, Coronavirus, Workforce

ADASS urges emergency workforce plan as NHS pressures and staff gaps risk ‘overwhelming social care’

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Adults

How Black and ethnic minority mental health patients’ cultural needs frequently go unmet

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Adults

Study finds Care Act knowledge gaps among social workers and lack of impact of supervision

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Adults, Children, Coronavirus

Worsening mental health, domestic abuse and poverty as support falls: social workers count cost of Covid

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Adults, Coronavirus

AMHPs used ‘inappropriately’ throughout first Covid-19 lockdown, survey finds

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Adults

Council breached Care Act in delaying assessment, not issuing plan and charging for intermediate care

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Adults, Children, Workforce

Anti-racism in social work: no more questions – just actions please

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Adults, Workforce

‘Social work without the social’: the heartbreaking impact of separation on care home residents

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