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Children

Children’s rights charity granted judicial review of ‘discriminatory’ unregulated placements legislation

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Children

Social workers feel misrepresented by care review, BASW warns

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Children

Council threatens judicial review as services for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children hit ‘breaking point’

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Children

Calls for review of newborn care cases as study highlights growing use of zero-notice hearings

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Adults, Children, Coronavirus

Worsening mental health, domestic abuse and poverty as support falls: social workers count cost of Covid

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Workforce

Think Ahead removes advert suggesting it provides social work apprenticeships

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Adults, Children, Coronavirus

Coronavirus: 75% of social workers feeling more negative about their work-life than last year, survey finds

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Children, Coronavirus

Pandemic fuelling placement shortage in all children’s care settings, directors’ report warns

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Children, Coronavirus

DfE ‘unlawful’ in consulting too narrowly on changes to children in care legislation

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Children, Social work leaders

Family safeguarding model ‘replicable and effective’ in cutting care numbers and protection plans

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Children, Coronavirus

Pandemic pressures amplifying ‘upheaval and distress’ for children in care, Ofsted finds

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Coronavirus, Workforce

Social workers: tell us about the coronavirus pandemic’s ongoing impact on your practice

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Children, Social work leaders

Adequate funding across spectrum of children’s needs ‘crucial’ to better outcomes and savings – DfE study

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Children

‘Gap in cultural knowledge’ of Traveller communities led to ineffective response to neglect

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Children, Social work leaders

Children’s trusts: lessons from outsourcing ‘failing’ council services

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Children

Children’s services ‘failing to comply’ with statutory kinship care guidance, fuelling postcode lottery in support

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