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Teenager ‘contained’ in council house for a month amid secure accommodation crisis

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Adults, Children

Social workers feel ‘powerless’ in face of poverty afflicting most families involved with services

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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

Four in ten councils lack confidence they will have enough social workers to meet needs

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Adults, Children, Workforce

Community Care Live is back – virtually!

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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

Employers should proactively help ASYE social workers manage workloads, says annual report

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Children, Workforce

Social workers experiencing rising stress and workloads on eve of Covid, finds DfE study

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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

Most Frontline participants leave host councils within three years, study finds

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Children, Social work leaders

Two companies account for one-third of independent fostering placements, Ofsted figures show

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Children

Children’s services trust harassed and discriminated against family support worker, tribunal rules

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Promoting safer sleep should be integral part of social work with families, review finds

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Children

DfE relaxes improvement requirements to help councils subject to intervention respond to Covid-19

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Children

Three-quarters of foster carers happy with social work support during pandemic, survey finds

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Children, Coronavirus

Consultation launched on reinstating most children in care duties relaxed during Covid

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Children, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

Covid-19 has forged ‘unprecedented’ multi-agency focus on problem solving in children’s safeguarding, study finds

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Children, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

Government must seize moment to address children’s inequalities exposed by Covid-19, ADCS warns

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Children

Children’s services trust to transfer to local authority ownership

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