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Children, Social work leaders

Ofsted praises ‘strong influence’ of children on shaping services as council judged ‘good’

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Children

Third of looked-after children aged 16 and 17 in unregulated settings

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Children, Social work leaders

Council to fund specialist CSE staff over long-term after inquiry heavily criticises past resourcing

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Children, Social work leaders

Remove IROs from councils, urge half of Community Care readers

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Children, Social work leaders

Case management system and heavy workloads hindering county’s ‘skilled’ social workers, Ofsted finds

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Children, Social work leaders

Borough’s ‘inadequate’ decade ends on back of strong children’s trust leadership

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Children, Social work leaders

Some NQSWs carrying overly complex cases, despite council’s effective performance, finds Ofsted

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Children

Most children in care not satisfied with frequency of family contact, study finds

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Children, Social work leaders

Home Office recruiting 40 social workers to its new asylum age assessment body

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Children, Social work leaders

Deprivation of liberty: rules helping authorities place children across border in Scotland come into force

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Adults, Children

Social workers: tell us how the cost of living crisis is affecting you and the people you support

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Children

Staffing pressures limiting children’s homes’ ability to respond to rising council demand, finds study

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Children, Social work leaders

Unions seek 11% wage rise for Cafcass staff after chief’s warnings of social worker exodus

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Children, Social work leaders

Lower caseloads – not expert units or staff – best way to improve safeguarding, say social workers

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Inadequate’ council doing better for young people but services remain inconsistent, says Ofsted

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Children, Social work leaders

Ofsted proposes grading councils specifically on care leaver support

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