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Adults, Social work leaders

Safeguarding probe that failed to uncover harmful care ‘relied heavily on provider evidence’

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Adults, Social work leaders

Ordinary residence: section 117 approach remains unsettled despite government court win

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Adults, Social work leaders

One in eight councils moved to ‘life and limb care only’ for at least some people over Christmas, warns ADASS

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Adults, Coronavirus, Workforce

‘Grim, difficult and relentless’: stark social care staffing pressures revealed in latest data

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Adults, Coronavirus, Workforce

Omicron: councils given discretion on spending £60m adult social care fund to ensure speedy use

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Adults, Social work leaders, Workforce

More social workers needed to deal with hundreds of thousands more assessments, government confirms

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Adults, Children, Social work leaders

Former ADCS president among social workers on New Year Honours list

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Adults

Council’s failure to support autistic man and mother led to ‘stress, anxiety and breakdown in family life’

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Adults

Liberty Protection Safeguards consultation ‘to launch early 2022’, but new target date unlikely

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Adults, Social work leaders

Liberty Protection Safeguards certain to be delayed again but no word yet on new timeframe

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Adults, Social work leaders

Covid delays in adult safeguarding have led to ‘severe consequences’ for people needing services

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Adults, Social work leaders, Workforce

£300m boost for adult social care workforce through winter

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Adults, Children, Workforce

Social work ‘completely overlooked’ in drugs strategy, expert warns

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Adults, Children, Social work leaders

DfE gives regulator £2.3m to help clear fitness to practise backlog

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Adults, Social work leaders

Full spirit of Care Act not being met, says DHSC ahead of return of local authority performance assessment

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Adults, Social work leaders, Workforce

New training routes into social work pledged in adult care white paper

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