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Children, Social work leaders

Narrative of social workers stifled by admin needs revision, finds study

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Weak’ evidence that family group conferencing is effective, review finds

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Council launching investigation into whistleblowing allegations by children’s social workers

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Adults, Children

Two in five practitioners now logged on to Social Work England accounts for posting CPD

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Technology is never neutral’: why we should remain wary of machine learning in children’s social care

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Children, Social work leaders

DfE proposes banning unregulated placements for children under 16

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Social workers: are you aware of foster carers’ full entitlements?

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Theoretical grasp of practice frameworks needed to ensure children benefit, study finds

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Managers at ‘inadequate’ council ‘failing to appreciate weaknesses’ in services for children in care

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Adults, Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

Government confirms extra social care cash but council leaders bemoan failure to fund wage rise

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Children

Stronger leadership delivering ‘early signs of progress’ at ‘inadequate’ council despite high caseloads

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Being age assessed as a young asylum seeker: a message to the authorities

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Children, Social work leaders

Professionals’ lack of CSA confidence leaving children victimised and abusers unidentified, say inspectors

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Children, Social work leaders

Judge slams ‘outstanding’ council for breaches of law and guidance in ‘biased’ adoption application

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Children, Social work leaders

Council made ‘serious and unsubstantiated allegations’ against vulnerable mother and support agency

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Children, Social work leaders

National standards for machine learning in social care needed to protect against misuse, urges review

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