Children

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Children

Children’s services’ ‘fundamental lack of understanding’ of domestic abuse risks slammed by case review

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Children, Workforce

MPs to investigate workforce pressures faced by children’s social workers

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Children, Mental Health

Scrutiny of social work practice as part of ‘deep dive’ children’s mental health inspections

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Adults, Children, Workforce

‘Health check’ of social worker wellbeing to undergo revamp to boost evidence base

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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

How social work is flourishing amid hotdesking in one ‘outstanding’ council

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Children

Staff churn caused ‘organisational memory loss’ in case where baby was blinded in one eye, review finds

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Children, Workforce

Ofsted criticises council where some social workers have caseloads of over 50

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Children, Social work leaders

Stable leadership, a clear practice model and empowered staff: how one council went from ‘good’ to ‘outstanding’

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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

Low take-up of NAAS down to social workers being unsure of benefits, ADCS president warns

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Children, Social work leaders

Children’s minister bullish over social care’s prospects amid turbulent backdrop

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Children

Council disappointed after “abusive and threatening” behaviour to social workers “goes unpunished”

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Children, Workforce

What Works Centre ‘high-quality coffee’ study exploring social worker sickness rates raises eyebrows

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Children, Workforce

Social worker who asked colleague to do assessment and filed reports full of errors struck off

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Children

Council to give £5 million bailout to children’s services trust

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Adults, Children

The challenges of tackling county lines in a rural area

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Children

Judge sets out limits of using ‘inherent jurisdiction’ to deprive liberty in gang member case

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