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Children

Cafcass granted extra £8m for 2021-22 to tackle record caseloads

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Children, Social work leaders

Directors give partial backing to proposed asylum reforms for unaccompanied children

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Children, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

Children’s social work case complexity has increased due to Covid, councils tell DfE

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Workforce

Profession split over whether assaults on social workers should carry additional penalties

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Charlotte Ramsden

Children, Social work leaders

New ADCS president: this is the year to ‘reset the ambition for children’

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Children, Workforce

‘I love being a social worker but it takes over your life’: children’s practitioners on their caseloads

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Children, Workforce

Caseloads have got less manageable for children’s social workers under Covid, survey finds

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Josh MacAlister, chief executive of Frontline

Children

Care review cannot assume extra funding for recommendations, says government

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Social worker Guy Oscroft, who died in January 2021

Coronavirus, Workforce

‘A tragic loss to the profession’: colleagues pay tribute to social worker lost to Covid

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Coronavirus, Workforce

‘People are struggling economically and socially’: social work in Canada during Covid

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Children

11% increase in Cafcass social worker numbers in past year as caseloads reach record levels

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Children, Social work leaders

‘An inspirational social work leader’: tributes paid to children’s director who died after contracting Covid

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Children, Workforce

Children’s social workers: tell us about your caseloads

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Workforce

‘I feel robbed’: the disruption, disorder and delays faced by social work students under Covid

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Josh MacAlister, chief executive of Frontline

Children

Care review launches with focus on ensuring love, stability and safety for children in families and in care

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Children's Commissioner for England Anne Longfield

Children

DfE failure to ban unregulated provision for under-18s will leave teenagers at risk, warn sector heads

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