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Children, Coronavirus

More than 70% of children’s social workers struggled with caseloads on eve of Covid-19 crisis, survey reveals

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Children

Social work caseloads: practitioners in the North of England feeling the greatest strain

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Children

‘As soon a crisis occurs, it can get unmanageable’: what children’s social workers said about caseloads

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Coronavirus, Workforce

Social work teams depleting due to coronavirus, warns BASW as it calls for priority testing for practitioners

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Coronavirus, Workforce

Tool to match temporarily registered social workers with roles during coronavirus crisis launches

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Coronavirus

Social worker one of two employees at council to die after contracting Covid-19

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Inadequate’ authority must speed up improvements for children in care, warns Ofsted

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Coronavirus

Covid-19: lack of pandemic protocols leaves social work playing catch-up, warns BASW chief

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Children

Frontline master’s pass rate misses DfE target for latest cohort to complete programme

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Children, Coronavirus

DfE issues guidance on managing isolation in children’s homes during coronavirus outbreak

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Children

Over 1,600 social workers have taken part in accreditation as scheme costs hit £24m

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Coronavirus

Social work and social care staff on list of workers whose children can go to school during Covid-19 crisis

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Children

Leaders ‘unaware of care leavers living in tents’, finds Ofsted as it brands authority ‘inadequate’

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Children, Social work leaders

County ‘moving in right direction’ but deadline for setting up trust may be too tight, commissioners warn

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Unrecognised’ decline in child protection services sees Ofsted demote council to ‘inadequate’

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Children, Social work leaders

Council rises two grades to ‘good’ as Ofsted hails leaders’ impact on practice oversight and culture

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