Coronavirus

    The latest updates, news and guidance on how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting on social work and social workers.
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    Adults, Coronavirus, Workforce

    Social care given £120m to relieve workforce pressures as new variant drives spiralling absence rates

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    Coronavirus, Workforce

    Many children’s social workers excluded from Covid-19 vaccine priority groups

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    Children, Coronavirus

    How virtual family group conferences have fared under Covid-19

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    Adults, Coronavirus, Workforce

    ADASS urges emergency workforce plan as NHS pressures and staff gaps risk ‘overwhelming social care’

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    Coronavirus, Workforce

    Sector bodies call for clarity over social workers’ position in Covid-19 vaccination priority list

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    Coronavirus, Workforce

    Thinking the unthinkable to support social work students in this third lockdown

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    Children, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

    Should virtual child protection conferences become the new normal?

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    Coronavirus, Workforce

    Almost 5,000 social workers removed from register now able to practise to bolster Christmas capacity

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    Adults, Children, Coronavirus

    Worsening mental health, domestic abuse and poverty as support falls: social workers count cost of Covid

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    Adults, Coronavirus

    AMHPs used ‘inappropriately’ throughout first Covid-19 lockdown, survey finds

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    Coronavirus, Workforce

    ‘Before, there were peaks and troughs – with Covid, it’s relentless’: social work eight months into the pandemic

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    Adults, Children, Coronavirus

    Coronavirus: 75% of social workers feeling more negative about their work-life than last year, survey finds

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    Adults, Coronavirus

    Providers ‘need more information’ about vaccine to ensure MCA compliance and tackle staff doubts

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    Children, Coronavirus

    Pandemic fuelling placement shortage in all children’s care settings, directors’ report warns

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    Adults, Children, Coronavirus, Workforce

    Extra £1bn for social care but pay freeze looms for social workers in Rishi Sunak’s spending review

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    Children, Coronavirus

    DfE ‘unlawful’ in consulting too narrowly on changes to children in care legislation

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