Adults

News, practice information and opinion on older people, disability and adult social care
Dictionary, definition of the word abuse.

Adults

Staff abused women at learning disability unit, finds CQC

Continue Reading Comments { 4 }
recruits

Adults, Workforce

Higher NHS pay for forensic social workers causing recruitment challenge for councils

Continue Reading Comments { 3 }
description_of_image_used_in_where_councils_are_going_wrong_in_their_implementation_of_the_care_act_image_of_care_act_book_front_page_Gary Brigden

Adults, Coronavirus

Chief social workers say suspension of Care Act duties should continue through winter

Continue Reading Comments { 3 }
Department of Health and Social Care mental health lead Mark Trewin

Adults, Workforce

Mental health social work ‘must do better’ as study finds less staff diversity than in rest of profession

Continue Reading Comments { 4 }
Image of laptop and magnifying glass (credit: Paweł Michałowski / Adobe Stock)

Adults

Council assessment, care planning and safeguarding failings rose last year, says ombudsman

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Coronavirus image

Adults, Coronavirus

Government hands care providers £550m to control spread of coronavirus during winter

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }
Social worker carrying out video assessment

Adults, Coronavirus

Lessons from holding virtual family group conferences under Covid

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Adults, Social work leaders

Council failed to consider human rights of couple it separated after 59 years together, says watchdog

Continue Reading Comments { 4 }
Image of computer key marked 'assessment' (Credit: momius / Adobe Stock)

Adults, Coronavirus

DoLS practitioners encouraged to carry out face-to-face assessments in updated Covid-19 guidance

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
James Bullion - president of ADASS, 2020-21

Adults, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

Most providers face going into red this winter without extra Covid social care funding, warns ADASS

Continue Reading Comments { 3 }
Human rights card

Adults, Coronavirus

Social care staff not given human rights training to deal with Covid impact, finds research

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }
Register Now sign on a desk

Adults, Children, Workforce

Social work registration period opens with just over one-fifth having completed CPD requirement

Continue Reading Comments { 13 }
Hospital discharge meeting

Adults, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

Continuing healthcare assessments resume following Covid suspension with backlog of 25,000 to clear

Continue Reading
Manager and social worker talking about work over a computer

Adults, Children, Workforce

Sign up for free learning on anti-racism, Covid, trauma and more at Community Care Virtually Live

Continue Reading
Image of payroll file and calculator (credit: vinnstock / Adobe Stock)

Adults, Children

BASW launches umbrella company to employ agency social workers

Continue Reading
A boy being comforted by parents/carers

Adults, Children, Coronavirus

Care packages halved for most people with learning disabilities during Covid, report carers

Continue Reading