Joanna Silman

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Joanna Silman is Community Care’s content editor

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Children, Social work leaders

Councils and police ‘failing to keep pace’ with child sexual exploitation, report finds

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Workforce

Social Work England removes 125 practitioners from register for not meeting extended CPD deadline

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Children

Family courts hearings opened up to media reporting

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Children

Foster care matching needs resource boost to tackle “crisis” decision-making, research finds

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Herefordshire County Council offices

Children, Social work leaders

Lack of support for NQSWs hindering struggling council’s progress, inspectors find

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Children, Social work leaders

Supreme Court voices ‘deep anxiety’ over ongoing secure home shortage in face of judges’ repeated warnings

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Children, Social work leaders

Sector split on unregulated placements overhaul as under-16s ban looms

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Workforce

Social worker awarded £20,000 by human rights court after judge’s ‘manifestly unfair’ criticisms left her unable to work

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Children

Sexual abuse is being missed as children’s services CSA recording sees biggest drop in 18 years, charity warns

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Children, Social work leaders

Court of Appeal overturns case law on discharging care orders

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Children, Social work leaders

Tackling weak risk assessment and decision making is priority to improve safeguarding, say government advisers

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Children, Social work leaders

Council vows to ‘leave no stone unturned’ in identifying social care failings following damning judgment

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Herefordshire County Council offices

Children

Council goes on improvement plan after High Court lambasts ‘utter failures’ in false abuse allegations case

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Children

Social workers back standalone supervision orders, despite questioning their effectiveness

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Children

Family justice overhaul bids to limit number of care proceedings

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Coronavirus, Workforce

‘Before, there were peaks and troughs – with Covid, it’s relentless’: social work eight months into the pandemic

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