Mithran Samuel

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Mithran Samuel is editor of the Community Care group

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Workforce

Social workers more likely to face fitness to practise cases and removal than health staff, says study

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Adults

Staff abused women at learning disability unit, finds CQC

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Adults, Coronavirus

Chief social workers say suspension of Care Act duties should continue through winter

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Adults

Council assessment, care planning and safeguarding failings rose last year, says ombudsman

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Adults, Coronavirus

Government hands care providers £550m to control spread of coronavirus during winter

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Workforce

15,000 social workers renew registration in first ten days but three-quarters yet to upload CPD

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Children, Social work leaders

DfE examining children’s trust chair appointment ‘as matter of urgency’ after council raises concerns

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Adults, Coronavirus

DoLS practitioners encouraged to carry out face-to-face assessments in updated Covid-19 guidance

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Adults, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

Most providers face going into red this winter without extra Covid social care funding, warns ADASS

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Coronavirus, Workforce

Graduates entering social work in good numbers despite lockdown impact on final-year studies

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Workforce

Four in ten social workers anticipate quitting profession within five years on back of high stress and caseloads

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Children, Social work leaders

Revised social work evidence template consulted on following concerns over use in urgent cases

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Adults, Children, Workforce

Social work registration period opens with just over one-fifth having completed CPD requirement

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Children, Social work leaders

Councils may be mandated to share responsibility for unaccompanied children

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Workforce

Pay deal agreed for council social workers

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Children, Coronavirus

Bid to scrap removal of children in care duties goes to Court of Appeal

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