Luke Stevenson

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Luke Stevenson is Community Care’s children’s social care journalist

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Employer Zone

Flexi-working, less box filling and more time with adults – how one council is liberating its social workers and OTs

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Children, Workforce

Social workers use their own money to buy food and clothing for service users, survey finds

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Workforce

Here’s why social workers weren’t included in the public sector pay rise announcement

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Children

Government rejects recommendation to scrap independent reviewing officers

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Children, Workforce

Supreme Court outlines nine key principles of section 20 practice

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law

Children

Keeping children in section 20 without proceedings for long periods may breach the law, Supreme Court says

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Children, Workforce

Feeling ‘under siege’: why listening to social workers is key to improving services

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Children

Supreme Court hears challenge over children’s services duty of care ruling

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Eileen Munro

Workforce

Social workers have become ‘too humble’, says Eileen Munro

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Yvette Stanley

Children, Workforce

‘I had a few Darth Vader cards from my staff’: Ofsted’s new social care chief on swapping local authorities for inspections

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Children

ADCS rejects idea that too much money is spent on care placements

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Workforce

Government introduces ‘vehemently opposed’ change to social work practice in working together guidance

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Children

Neglect in older children can go ‘unseen’, professionals warned

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Children

Government appoints commissioner to oversee ‘inadequate’ council

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Workforce

Social worker who claimed she had been ‘set up to fail’ suspended for putting service users at risk

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Children, Workforce

Attachment theory evidence not admissible in care order case, judge rules

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