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Responding effectively to sibling sexual abuse

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Adults, Children

Mental Health Act overhaul will not tackle racial disparities without societal change, experts warn

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Children

Care review head defends appointment amid questions over his suitability

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Children

Frontline chief appointed to lead children’s social care review

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Children

Why judgment in puberty blockers case should not obscure benefits of transition for some children

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Children, Coronavirus

How virtual family group conferences have fared under Covid-19

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Adults, Children

How the government proposes to reform the Mental Health Act

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Adults, Children

Long-awaited Mental Health Act overhaul bids to empower patients and tackle racial disparities

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Children

Minister gives council a year to show it can keep control of children’s services following improvements

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Children, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

Should virtual child protection conferences become the new normal?

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Community Care

Inspectors condemn ‘spartan’ secure centre regime where children locked in rooms for two weeks on arrival

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Adults, Children, Coronavirus

Worsening mental health, domestic abuse and poverty as support falls: social workers count cost of Covid

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Adults, Children, Workforce

Anti-racism in social work: no more questions – just actions please

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Children

Isolation of children moving into secure care caused anxiety and increased self-harm, finds Ofsted

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Children

Number of looked-after children continuing to rise on eve of Covid

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Adults, Children, Coronavirus

Coronavirus: 75% of social workers feeling more negative about their work-life than last year, survey finds

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