Mithran Samuel

About Mithran Samuel

Mithran Samuel is editor of the Community Care group

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Adults, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

Government finds additional Covid social care cash at 11th hour with services on ‘financial cliff edge’

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Children, Social work leaders

Regulator to probe whether profit comes at expense of quality in children’s social care market

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Children, Workforce

Children’s social worker caseloads continue year-on-year fall, according to DfE figures

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Adults, Workforce

Average pay for adult social workers up for first time in five years but salaries no higher than 2013 levels

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Short-termist’ government funding for children’s services ‘destabilising’ councils’ ability to sustain provision

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Little evidence’ Signs of Safety improves practice or children’s outcomes, finds pilot evaluation

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Children, Workforce

Almost half of Black safeguarding professionals report lack of equal opportunity to progress at work

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Children, Social work leaders

Competition watchdog mulling probe into children’s social care market

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Adults

Study finds Care Act knowledge gaps among social workers and lack of impact of supervision

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Workforce

Councils selected to pilot equality standard to tackle ‘institutional racism’ in social work

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Workforce

Social Work England removes 256 practitioners from register for not meeting final CPD deadline

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Children

Inspectors condemn secure centre for ‘ignoring’ concerns over children locked in rooms for two weeks

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Children, Social work leaders

Mounting workloads force Cafcass to leave ‘lower priority’ cases unallocated in region

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Workforce

Revamped health check launched to assess employers’ support for social workers

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Workforce

Regulator rejects call to extend renewal deadline with quarter of social workers at risk of removal

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Adults, Children, Coronavirus, Workforce

Extra £1bn for social care but pay freeze looms for social workers in Rishi Sunak’s spending review

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