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Workforce

Social care workforce development network to close citing budget cuts and culture change

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Children

DfE threatened with judicial review over children’s social care ‘myth-busting’ document

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Adults

Government must introduce social care assessment oversight to safeguard service user rights, study argues

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Children

Staff at ‘outstanding’ council say duties match ‘the reason they came into social work’

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Children, Workforce

‘Unwavering focus on improvement’ drives London borough’s ‘dramatic’ Ofsted turnaround

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Children

‘We weren’t set up to deal with this’: how councils have responded to county lines

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Children

‘Balanced’ and ‘loyal’ workforce underpins local authority’s ‘outstanding’ Ofsted report

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Children

Care-system ethnic inequalities must be addressed, study argues

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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

‘Social work isn’t falling to bits – it has some deep challenges to which we can provide remedies’

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Children

Local authority sorry after judge condemns IROs’ ‘utter failure’ to serve children’s best interests

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Children

Turnover of social workers who ‘changed without explanation’ likely contributed to neglect case failings

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Workforce

Social work apprenticeships to launch next year

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Children

Couple not told of special guardianship money implications, ombudsman finds

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Children

Focus on pre-proceedings to ensure right cases in court, urges McFarlane

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Children

Families must be diverted away from courts, Trowler report argues

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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

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

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