Children

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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

‘Why only specialist child protection teams will tackle the annual child death toll’

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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

Frontline’s social work qualification rates lower than other fast-track schemes’, data shows

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Considerable investment’ in social work helps twice inadequate-rated council rise to ‘good’

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Children, Workforce

Cafcass ‘in serious jeopardy’ regarding social work staffing due to pay constraints

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Serious procedural failings’ led council to wrongly believe man posed risk to son, finds ombudsman

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Passionate’ social workers help council gain outstanding rating, despite workforce challenges

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Children

TV investigation aims to highlight trauma faced by families from wrongful child protection action

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Children, Social work leaders

Council’s lack of social work capacity leaving children inadequately protected, finds Ofsted

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Children, Social work leaders

Ofsted hails ‘inadequate’ council’s progress in latest visit

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Children, Social work leaders

Council recovers from performance dip to maintain top Ofsted grade

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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

‘Exceptional’ direct work helps council improve to ‘outstanding’ despite staffing challenges

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Adults, Children, Social work leaders

Proposed Mental Health Act overhaul included in Queen’s Speech

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Children

‘Social workers judged me without knowing me’: tackling the criminalisation of care-experienced girls

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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

‘Inadequate’ councils bore brunt of sharp rise in social workers quitting posts last year, analysis shows

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Children, Social work leaders

Foster carers feel ‘cut adrift’ by social workers when facing allegations

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Children, Social work leaders

Inspectors downgrade council after finding ‘significant variation’ in quality of social work

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