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Josh MacAlister, chief executive of Frontline

Children, Workforce

Care review maintains stance that children’s services over-investigate families despite Ofsted pushback

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Social work leaders, Workforce

Black and ethnic minority workers three times as likely to fail ASYE as white colleagues, figures show

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Totally inadequate’ post-placement support for special guardian identified in review of child’s murder

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Fitness to practise hearing

Workforce

Researchers to study witnesses’ experiences of fitness to practise hearings

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Coronavirus, Social work leaders, Workforce

Social workers’ wellbeing and quality of working life have decreased over course of pandemic, study finds

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Yvette Stanley

Children, Social work leaders

Ofsted to let providers register multi-building children’s homes to tackle capacity pressures

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Colum Conway, chief executive, Social Work England

Social work leaders, Workforce

Social Work England missed standards on fitness to practice referrals, registration speed and diversity data in first year

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Asylum-seeking child

Children

Social work provision for asylum-seeking children in hotels is insufficient, say charities

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Children

26-week target often unrealistic for kinship care assessments, say social workers

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Social work leaders, Workforce

Government rejects call to give social workers and care staff priority access to petrol

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Children, Social work leaders

Cafcass stops allocating ‘less urgent’ cases to social workers in another region due to ‘saturated capacity’

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Inadequate’ councils three times as reliant on agency social workers as highest rated authorities

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Children, Social work leaders

Trial suggests children’s social workers benefit from regular reflective discussion groups

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Children, Social work leaders

Government appoints commissioner to work with ‘inadequate’ council due to lack of progress

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Andy Elvin, chief executive, TACT

Children, Workforce

Councils should lose responsibility for children in care to national service, says fostering charity

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Children, Social work leaders

Investment and practice overhaul needed to tackle harm to babies by male carers, say government advisers

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