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Children, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

County’s children’s services trust ‘must launch by April 2021’

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Urgent action needed to prevent thousands of children in care being in UK unlawfully, warns charity

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Children

Frontline says it must improve on race in response to critical feedback from participants

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Children, Coronavirus

Systemic factors have driven social worker risk-taking during pandemic, study finds

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Children, Coronavirus

From ‘harsh’ virtual hearings to digital treasure hunts: remote social work under Covid-19

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Children, Coronavirus

MPs vote against scrapping controversial relaxation of children in care duties

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Children, Coronavirus

‘No case’ for removing ‘inadequate’ children’s services from council control, review for DfE finds

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Children, Coronavirus

Children’s charity launches legal bid to quash relaxation of children in care duties

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Adults, Children, Coronavirus

Social work under coronavirus: children’s practitioners report bigger problems than adults’ colleagues

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Adults, Children, Coronavirus

‘We’re here to protect and empower people with the odds stacked against them. Over video, it’s hard’

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Adults, Children, Coronavirus

Most social workers say Covid-19 has negatively hit their work and the lives of those they support

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Children

Murdered teen ‘served poorly’ by lack of guidance around county lines victims found away from home area

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Children

DfE to expand trials placing social workers in schools

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Children

‘A root and branch failure of social work’: judge lambasts safeguarding practice by disabled children’s team

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Children

Inadequate special guardianship assessment condemned girl to ‘Dickensian’ cruelty, review finds

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Children

Return to council control not ruled out as children’s services trust model faces review

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