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Children, Social work leaders

Practice quality, not audit: a council’s journey to ‘outstanding’

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Let’s learn’: one council’s path to refreshing its social work practice

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Children, Workforce

Council drives improvements to services to children through partnership working and ‘diligent’ leadership to address deficits

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Children, Workforce

‘Particularly strong’ management and ‘valued’ social worker supervision seen in Ofsted visit to council

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Moving at pace’: how a children’s services company is working to turn things round

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Children

‘Weaknesses’ in social worker practice and ‘poor’ management oversight found in council

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Children, Social work leaders

Purposeful investment in a learning culture: one children’s services journey to ‘good’

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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

Effective management and a long-term view of children’s services: a local authority’s journey to ‘good’

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Children, Workforce

Inspectors praise ‘renewed energy’ in service transferred to children’s trust

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Children

Cafcass chief to step down

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Adults, Children, Workforce

Social workers: what keeps you in your job?

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Children, Workforce

Council drives down agency staff reliance as it moves away from ‘inadequate’ rating

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Adults

Social workers and service users needed to decide most vital research priorities for adults’ social work

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Adults

Use of funding panels to decide on all adult social care packages ‘not lawful’

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Children, Workforce

Investment and support: how a council halved its caseloads and agency rate in three years

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Children, Workforce

Cafcass rated ‘outstanding’ for effective leaders and practice that ‘acts on the child’s views’

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