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Children, Social work leaders

Social workers ‘overwhelmed’ as practice deteriorates at council

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Children, Social work leaders

Councils across UK required to take unaccompanied children

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Children, Social work leaders

Children adopted from care falls to lowest in 21 years, government figures show

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Excellent direct work’ sees council improve to ‘good’

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Limit profit-making from children’s services or risk cartel’, directors urge

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Children, Social work leaders

Fostering system at risk of reaching ‘breaking point’, warns Ofsted

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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

DfE gives struggling council £1.7m to hire temporary children’s social workers

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Children, Social work leaders

Social worker wins appeal to have discrimination claims against council reconsidered

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Children, Social work leaders

Councils can arrange Covid vaccines for children in care despite parent opposition, High Court rules

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Children

Family courts hearings opened up to media reporting

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Children, Social work leaders

Number of children in need falls for third straight year, to lowest point since 2013

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Workforce, Children, Social work leaders

Ofsted calls for power to scrutinise children’s home groups

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Children, Social work leaders

Government age assessment changes would undermine social workers, campaigners warn

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Children, Social work leaders

Government introduces target on percentage of agency social workers in children’s workforce

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Children, Workforce

NSPCC makes over 150 staff – mostly social workers – redundant in closure of face-to-face centres

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Children

Cafcass asks government to fund agency social worker recruitment as staff reach ‘breaking point’

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