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Health and Care Professions Council

Children

Social worker struck off after bullying staff and allowing mother to practise while barred

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Children

Guardians’ body calls on Cafcass to review policies and stop ‘diluting’ role

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Adults, Children

Focus on socio-economic rights and avoid stigma to tackle poverty, BASW guide urges social workers

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Adults, Children

Modern slavery referral system ‘simplified’ and made digital

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Adults, Children

Javid unveils short-term social care funding boost in spending review

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Children

Children’s social worker killed in building fall died accidentally, coroner concludes

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Children

Ombudsman slams council for missing visits in case where child had seven different social workers

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Children

Children’s influence praised as strong corporate parenting moves council up to ‘good’ Ofsted rating

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Workforce

Woman killed in Birmingham was social care worker carrying out home visits, reports say

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Children

‘Cultural shift’ needed to make success of social worker devolved budgets, interim reviews find

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Children

‘Inadequate’ council set to cut 248 jobs to fund children’s services improvements

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Children

Social work caseloads halved as council marks turnaround with ‘good’ Ofsted judgment

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Children

Post-ASYE support crucial to improving social worker retention, research suggests

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Children

Special guardians must receive minimum level of training and preparation, study argues

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Workforce

Final Social Work England standards remove duty to report impact of resources on safe practice

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Children

Practitioners’ efforts to protect boy before death undermined by silo working and poor record keeping

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