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Adults

Disabled people nearly three times as likely to experience domestic abuse as non-disabled, study finds

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Workforce

Black, ethnic minority and disabled practitioners face ‘disproportionate’ difficulties passing ASYE, says BASW

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Adults

Lack of shared understanding of Mental Health Act-MCA interface leading to unlawful detentions, says report

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Adults, Coronavirus, Workforce

Government ‘seriously considering’ allowing care homes to insist staff get Covid-19 vaccine

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Adults

Watchdog uncovers delays of up to six years in handling DoLS cases because of council triage system

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Adults, Social work leaders

Government to revive CQC ratings of council adults’ services after more than decade-long gap

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Workforce

Delays in fitness to practise process having ‘life-changing impact’ on social workers, says union

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Adults, Coronavirus

Social care failed by lack of PPE during first wave of pandemic, say MPs

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Adults, Social work leaders

Care Act boost to carers’ rights did not improve support because of council budget pressures, says study

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Adults, Social work leaders

Council failed to consider woman’s human rights when entering home without legal basis, says watchdog

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Adults

Covid-19 vaccine in 80-year-old care home resident’s best interests despite son’s objections, rules court

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Coronavirus, Workforce

36 social workers of working age died from Covid-19 in 2020, official figures show

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Adults, Children, Social work leaders

Video assessments by AMHPs unlawful, High Court rules

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Adults

Woman went 19 months without care after council wrongly stopped direct payments, says report

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Adults, Workforce

Nearly half of adult social care employers operating with or below ‘bare minimum of skills’, survey finds

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Adults, Children

Mental Health Act overhaul will not tackle racial disparities without societal change, experts warn

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