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Children, Workforce

‘Concerning’ question marks over Signs of Safety effectiveness, review finds

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Children

DfE steps in at Northamptonshire as social workers say they are ‘drowning’

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Children

Council to review policies after children’s services failed to support parents to see dying baby

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Children, Workforce

Tribunal finds ‘no evidence’ social work boss had to work excessively

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Children

Cuts risk more child protection plans, ‘outstanding’ county warns

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Children

Judge criticises social worker’s ‘incorrect and inaccurate’ evidence

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Children

‘Inadequate’ authority gets children’s services reprieve from DfE

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Workforce

Capita pulls out of social work awards sponsorship after protests

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Children

Children ‘subject to unnecessary social work processes’ as Ofsted deems council ‘inadequate’

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Children

‘Humane’ practice crucial to successful social work, study argues

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Children, Workforce

Practice oversight driving progress at ‘inadequate’ county, Ofsted finds

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Adults

Disabled adults ‘unable to get around home’ because of care shortfall

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Children

Social workers ‘did not respond’ to risks murdered teenager faced

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Children

Hard-up county votes in early help cuts after social work impact warnings

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Children

Local authority condemns judge’s ‘distasteful’ comparison of social workers to Nazis

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Children

Judge bemoans ‘distorted market’ of young people’s secure accommodation

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