Joanna Silman

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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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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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Inform Children

Podcast: Child to parent violence and abuse

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Supreme Court

Adults, Children

Parents may not consent to detention of incapacitated young people, Supreme Court finds

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Children

Supreme Court rules councils can be found negligent if they fail to protect children from harm

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Children, Workforce

How to comply with court rulings on section 20

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Workforce

Social worker reflection eclipsed by managers’ concerns in supervision, survey finds

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Workforce

‘I used to be scared of talking to students’: inside a social work teaching partnership

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Workforce

What do you really get out of supervision?

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