About Rachel Carter

    Rachel Carter is Community Care’s adults social care journalist

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    Children, Social work leaders

    ‘If social workers are thriving, they will deliver the best for children’ – director praised by Ofsted

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    Children

    Council at risk of losing children’s services after Ofsted finds social workers not supported to practise safely

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    Children

    Ofsted finds ‘limited evidence’ of reflective practice at council’s children’s services

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    Adults, Social work leaders

    Provider instability poses greatest challenge to adult social care budgets, say London boroughs

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    Children, Social work leaders

    Early help services at ‘good’ council heading off need for higher-level intervention, Ofsted finds

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    Children

    Newly qualified social workers given ‘too much responsibility’ at council, Ofsted finds

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    Adults, Workforce

    NHS to recruit 600 more mental health social workers over next five years

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    Children

    Criminal exploitation seen as ‘lifestyle choice’ in some cases, finds inspection of county

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    Children, Social work leaders

    New leaders praised for driving improvement but staff instability remains at ‘inadequate’ council

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    Children

    Most children in care experienced at least one change of social worker last year, report finds

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    Adults

    Council breached Care Act in case of woman who died of scabies-related complications, review finds

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    Adults

    Strengths-based practice: the overlaps between improving social work and managing resources

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    Adults

    Service users left isolated as councils fail to meet eligible social support needs, say social workers

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    Adults

    ‘We are fighting for funding’ – 15 examples from social workers of the impact of care cuts on people’s lives

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    Adults

    What Dorset’s local government reorganisation means for the county’s social care services

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    Adults

    Accelerating closure of user-led bodies, amid care cuts, creates ‘perfect storm’ for disabled people

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