Adults

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Adults, Coronavirus

Deprivation of liberty: emergency guidance due to help social workers deal with coronavirus impact

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Adults, Children

‘Exploitation does not stop at 18’: chief social workers highlight gap in support for young adult victims

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Adults, Coronavirus

Coronavirus legislation becomes law, allowing ministers to suspend key Care Act duties

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funding

Adults, Social work leaders

More care home residents will have to self-fund as means-test threshold frozen for 10th year

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Adults, Children, Workforce

Get ready for Community Care Live 2020

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Adults, Social work leaders, Workforce

Social workers warned to prepare for longer home care visits and ‘extra admin’ as coronavirus spreads

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Adults, Social work leaders

Hancock triggers start of bid to find social care funding solution with call for cross-party views

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mental health act

Adults, Social work leaders

AMHPs favour investment over legal changes amid rising Mental Health Act detentions, study finds

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sanctions

Adults, Workforce

Social worker suspended for copying and pasting information between DoLS forms

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investigations

Adults

Council breached Care Act in decision to cut woman’s personal budget

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Adults

Safeguarding adults who refuse support: how antisocial behaviour legislation may help

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Adults, Social work leaders, Workforce

Post-Brexit migration plans ‘would spell disaster’ for social care, warn sector heads

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Adults

Human rights watchdog issues legal challenge to Hancock on failed learning disability target

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Adults, Children

Two in five practitioners now logged on to Social Work England accounts for posting CPD

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funding

Adults, Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

Government confirms extra social care cash but council leaders bemoan failure to fund wage rise

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mental health act

Adults, Social work leaders, Workforce

AMHP workforce shrank by 4% last year, finds survey

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