Children

News, practice information and opinion on children and families social work and social care

Children, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

Children’s social work case complexity has increased due to Covid, councils tell DfE

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Children, Social work leaders

Council vows to ‘leave no stone unturned’ in identifying social care failings following damning judgment

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Charlotte Ramsden

Children, Social work leaders

New ADCS president: this is the year to ‘reset the ambition for children’

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Children

Council goes on improvement plan after High Court lambasts ‘utter failures’ in false abuse allegations case

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Children

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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Young asylum seeker

Children, Social work leaders

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

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Josh MacAlister, chief executive of Frontline

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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