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Adults, Children

Social workers: tell us how the cost of living crisis is affecting you and the people you support

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Children

Staffing pressures limiting children’s homes’ ability to respond to rising council demand, finds study

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Adults, Children, Social work leaders

Guide to the draft Mental Health Bill

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Adults, Children, Social work leaders

Bill to remove social work from councils in Scotland published

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Children, Social work leaders

Unions seek 11% wage rise for Cafcass staff after chief’s warnings of social worker exodus

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Children, Social work leaders

Ukraine: council heads raise safeguarding concerns as UK starts accepting unaccompanied children

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Children, Social work leaders

National DoLs court launched to handle children’s deprivation of liberty cases

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Camden council celebrates after receiving 'outstanding' grade from Ofsted

Children, Social work leaders

‘Exemplary practice’ sees borough rise to outstanding rating

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Children, Social work leaders

Lower caseloads – not expert units or staff – best way to improve safeguarding, say social workers

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Inadequate’ council doing better for young people but services remain inconsistent, says Ofsted

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Children, Social work leaders

Ofsted proposes grading councils specifically on care leaver support

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Children, Social work leaders

Should the IRO role be abolished?

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Children, Social work leaders

Surviving Ofsted: a team manager’s story

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Enthusiastic and motivated’ social workers improving practice at ‘inadequate’ council, finds Ofsted

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Adults, Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

Over 40% of social work staff have faced abuse from public this year, finds survey

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Why the evidence does not support multi-agency child protection units’

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