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Government scraps NAAS social work accreditation scheme

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Scottish government to assist English councils placing children north of border

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Devolved governments raise funding concerns about UK policy compelling councils to take asylum-seeking children

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Child poverty rises linked to 10,000 more children going into care over five years, finds research

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Council improves to ‘good’ thanks to managers’ ‘unstinting’ efforts and investment in stabilising workforce

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‘Working in partnership with families is crucial to safeguarding the interests of children’

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Fix ‘fundamental’ social care flaws that place teenagers at exploitation risk, report urges

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Former ADCS president among social workers on New Year Honours list

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DfE urges non-practising social workers to return to profession in face of renewed Covid pressures

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‘Writing and getting published makes me feel like I didn’t go through the care system for nothing’

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Vivian Okeze-Tirado, overall winner at the 2021 Social Worker of the Year Awards

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Social Worker of the Year: ‘As social workers, we promote social justice’

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‘Inadequate’ council says five-year wait for reinspection has hampered recruitment

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‘Turmoil, instability and drift’ driven by senior staff turnover sees Bury children’s services rated ‘inadequate’

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Arthur inquiry must consider Covid context of social work practice

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Ofsted warns council over ‘children being left at risk of significant harm’

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‘Disconnect’ between fast-track social work training and real-world practice, review finds

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