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Children, Social work leaders

Council resumes taking in unaccompanied asylum-seeking children after talks with Home Office

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Children, Social work leaders

Court can still agree children’s deprivation of liberty in placements banned by new law, says ruling

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Children, Social work leaders

Inadequate-rated council finds £1.1m from reserves to tackle children’s social worker shortage

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Children, Social work leaders

NHS trust ordered to pay social worker £20,000 over whistleblowing on gender identity service

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Children

Foster care matching needs resource boost to tackle “crisis” decision-making, research finds

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Children, Social work leaders

Judge: bespoke placements for children will be ‘considerably harder’ following unregulated provision ban

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Children, Social work leaders

Quality of social work dips at ‘outstanding’ council, finds Ofsted

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Why recognising foster carers as workers would provide more stability for children and reduce costs’

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Adults, Children, Social work leaders

Local authorities delivering social care facing £2.1bn black hole

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Children, Social work leaders

Council to train social workers on better involving families in section 20 cases after watchdog report

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Children, Social work leaders

Council moves to end unregistered placements after Ofsted warning

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Children, Workforce

Regulator calls for debate on social media use after warning social worker for ‘anti-trans’ posts

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Children, Social work leaders

Government launches £12.7m tender for ‘more consistent’ delivery of ASYE scheme

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Herefordshire County Council offices

Children, Social work leaders

Lack of support for NQSWs hindering struggling council’s progress, inspectors find

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Adults, Children

Social work students quitting courses and visiting food banks amid seven-year bursary freeze

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Children

Sunderland’s children’s services go from ‘inadequate’ to ‘outstanding’ in three years

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