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Children, Workforce

‘It’s many years since I’ve done direct work and I’m nervous’: returning to practice from academia

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Josh MacAlister, chief executive of Frontline

Children

Care review launches with focus on ensuring love, stability and safety for children in families and in care

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Children, Workforce

Children’s social worker caseloads continue year-on-year fall, according to DfE figures

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Short-termist’ government funding for children’s services ‘destabilising’ councils’ ability to sustain provision

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Children's Commissioner for England Anne Longfield

Children

DfE failure to ban unregulated provision for under-18s will leave teenagers at risk, warn sector heads

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Josh MacAlister, chief executive of Frontline

Children

Care review’s rejection of over 900 applicants for experts by experience group sparks ‘pain and anger’

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Children

Council wrongly made man feel he had to leave home by not making clear safety plan was voluntary

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Children, Social work leaders

Council no longer at risk of losing children’s services after turnaround since ‘inadequate’ Ofsted verdict

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Children, Coronavirus, Workforce

Number of councils reporting high social worker absences due to Covid rises sharply

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Children

Social workers and sector bodies urge Williamson to overhaul care review’s leadership and scope

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Little evidence’ Signs of Safety improves practice or children’s outcomes, finds pilot evaluation

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Children, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

12 lessons for children’s social work from practising under Covid

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Children, Social work leaders

Council to boost children’s services spending by 12% following damning Ofsted report

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Children, Coronavirus

Cafcass case numbers hit new record but staffing boost keeps social work caseloads in check

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Children, Workforce

Almost half of Black safeguarding professionals report lack of equal opportunity to progress at work

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Children

Care review offers chance for ‘completely new offer for children and families’, says chief social worker

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