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Reform sign on a desk with a blurry background of a court room

Adults, Social work leaders

Government reforms ‘will not provide extra care or improve quality of life’, directors warn

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The front cover of the Care Act 2014

Adults, Social work leaders

Council failed to meet man’s eligible needs after savings fell below threshold, ombudsman finds

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Register Now sign on a desk

Workforce

Social workers urged to ‘not leave it until the last minute’ as registration renewal opens

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Children, Workforce

Regulator calls for debate on social media use after warning social worker for ‘anti-trans’ posts

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Mental Capacity Act

Adults, Social work leaders

Unfinished DoLS applications fall for second consecutive year, annual statistics show

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Image of filing cabinet with 'investigations' label

Adults, Social work leaders

Council urged to review all residential care placements since 2020 after failing to give family ‘genuine choice’

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money

Adults, Children

Social work students quitting courses and visiting food banks amid seven-year bursary freeze

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supervision

Adults, Workforce

Two in five best interests assessors not receiving supervision

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Boy looking pensive

Adults, Children

Children’s social workers to receive standards on autism practice

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Woman receiving Covid-19 vaccine from nurse

Adults, Social work leaders, Workforce

Care homes face losing 40,000 staff from compulsory vaccinations policy

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mental health act

Adults, Children

Government drops proposed overhaul of Mental Health Act-MCA interface due to ‘very limited support’

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A doctor giving a woman a Covid vaccination

Adults, Coronavirus, Workforce

‘Very significant risks’ from self-isolation exemption for double-jabbed social care staff, says ADASS

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Adults, Social work leaders

7,000 waiting more than six months for social care assessments

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Budget cut

Adults, Children, Social work leaders

Council faces substantial cuts after declaring unsustainable budget

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Blocks spelling out the word 'funding'

Adults, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

Covid adult social care funding given last-minute boost

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No Racism sign being held

Social work leaders, Workforce

Sector leaders issue survey to shine light on racism in social work and commit to ‘meaningful change’

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