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Children, Workforce

Children’s trust defends chief executive appointment for social worker criticised by judge

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Children

Chronic lack of secure accommodation demands urgent action, judge reminds government

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Workforce

Unison tells its social workers not to do accreditation tests as rollout begins

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Workforce

Council retains children’s services as ‘cost, delays’ of removal would slow improvement

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Workforce

Social work apprenticeships could be delayed by dispute over assessment format

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Children

Social workers think children’s services thresholds are rising – but directors don’t

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Workforce

Employers should offer social workers more flexible hours to keep them in the job, study suggests

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Children, Workforce

Staff in children’s services trust worried about level of scrutiny, evaluation finds

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Children

Children’s services overspend risks pushing second local authority to emergency measures, report warns

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Children

Lords approve draft Social Work England regulations despite concerns about amount of government control

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Children, Workforce

Judge blasts social worker’s ‘wholly inappropriate’ record-keeping in case that saw family split for six months

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Adults

New guidelines published for social workers around Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

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Children, Workforce

‘Improving’ council freed to dissolve government-ordered partnership

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Children

Monitoring visit finds uneven progress being made at children’s trust

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Children

How a council with up to 80% agency social work staff created a stable workforce

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Children

Children’s services ‘overwhelmed’ and permeated by ‘blame, shame and fear’, major review finds

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