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Social workers back standalone supervision orders, despite questioning their effectiveness

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Children

How the many small differences in looked-after children’s lives shape the inequalities they face as adults

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Children, Social work leaders

Tackling funding, privatisation and poverty: what the care review should focus on

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Children, Social work leaders

Does the child protection system intervene too much or too little? This is the wrong question

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Children

Vulnerable as well as potential sources of risk: fathers in the family justice system

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Children, Workforce

‘I love being a social worker but it takes over your life’: children’s practitioners on their caseloads

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Children, Workforce

Caseloads have got less manageable for children’s social workers under Covid, survey finds

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Children

Family justice overhaul bids to limit number of care proceedings

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Children, Workforce

Improving social workers’ wellbeing: the possibilities and limits of ‘light-touch’ interventions

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Deeply worrying’ age assessment changes will increase risks to child asylum seekers, warn charities

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Children

Care review cannot assume extra funding for recommendations, says government

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Adults, Children, Coronavirus, Workforce

Supporting social workers in 2021

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Children

11% increase in Cafcass social worker numbers in past year as caseloads reach record levels

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Children, Social work leaders

Regulator to probe whether profit comes at expense of quality in children’s social care market

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Children, Social work leaders

‘An inspirational social work leader’: tributes paid to children’s director who died after contracting Covid

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Children, Workforce

Children’s social workers: tell us about your caseloads

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