Mithran Samuel

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Mithran Samuel is editor of the Community Care group

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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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Community Care

Inspectors condemn ‘spartan’ secure centre regime where children locked in rooms for two weeks on arrival

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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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Adults, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

Councils face £500m adult social care overspend in 2020-21 as Covid fuels mounting need

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Adults, Social work leaders

Government ditches controversial role for care home managers under Liberty Protection Safeguards

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Coronavirus, Workforce

Watchdog to probe race inequalities in social care workforce exposed by Covid-19

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Workforce

Regulator moots registration of social work students to boost their professional identity

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Adults, Children

Overhaul needed to end ‘inhumane’ hospital care of people with learning disabilities or autism, says CQC

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Adults, Workforce

Care worker pay falls behind that of retail staff and cleaners, as turnover continues to mount

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Adults, Coronavirus

Face-to-face DoLS assessments strongly discouraged in high-risk Covid areas

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Employer Zone

‘It’s every social worker’s dream – they listen to your ideas and let you try them’

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