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Adults, Children, Workforce

‘Health check’ of social worker wellbeing to undergo revamp to boost evidence base

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Children

Staff churn caused ‘organisational memory loss’ in case where baby was blinded in one eye, review finds

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Children

Council disappointed after “abusive and threatening” behaviour to social workers “goes unpunished”

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Children, Workforce

What Works Centre ‘high-quality coffee’ study exploring social worker sickness rates raises eyebrows

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Children, Workforce

Social worker who asked colleague to do assessment and filed reports full of errors struck off

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Children

Judge sets out limits of using ‘inherent jurisdiction’ to deprive liberty in gang member case

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Children, Workforce

DfE issues NAAS guidance to help explain and complete social work accreditation

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Workforce

Academics praise ‘revelatory’ social work teaching partnerships as DfE issues review

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Children

Safeguarding response ‘deteriorating’ at children’s services trust, Ofsted finds

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Children

County becomes latest authority to trial predictive algorithms in children’s social work

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supervision

Children

'Exemplary' social work management helps council to 'outstanding' Ofsted

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Children

DfE issues new order to Northamptonshire paving way for children’s trust by 2020

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Children

Council plans early replacement of 'problematic' social work IT system

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Children

'Inadequate' council signs up 80% of social workers to 'golden handcuffs' scheme

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files

Children

Serious case reviews into toddler murders highlight social work staffing and oversight failures

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family

Children

Academics voice concerns over What Works Centre’s family group conferences study

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