Coronavirus

The latest updates, news and guidance on how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting on social work and social workers.
Rishi Sunak

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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Adults, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

Councils face £500m adult social care overspend in 2020-21 as Covid fuels mounting need

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Coronavirus, Workforce

Working through Covid: how is it affecting your wellbeing?

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Adults, Coronavirus, Workforce

Plan to ban staff moving between care homes to curb Covid ‘ill thought through’, warns provider body

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Amanda Spielman, Ofsted chief inspector

Children, Coronavirus

‘Covid pressure cooker’ behind 20% rise in reports of serious harm to babies, says inspectorate head

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Children, Coronavirus

Pandemic pressures amplifying ‘upheaval and distress’ for children in care, Ofsted finds

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Adults, Coronavirus

Extra £1.7bn for social care needed this winter to tackle shift away from care homes, warns ADASS

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Coronavirus, Workforce

Watchdog to probe race inequalities in social care workforce exposed by Covid-19

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Coronavirus, Workforce

Social workers: tell us about the coronavirus pandemic’s ongoing impact on your practice

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Adults, Coronavirus

Covid-19 drive to clear hospital beds left some of those discharged with unmet needs and no support

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Children, Coronavirus

80% of councils have seen rise in children’s placement costs during Covid-19

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Coronavirus, Workforce

‘My manager was clear we could only do our best’ – the value of good communication during Covid

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Adults, Coronavirus

Face-to-face DoLS assessments strongly discouraged in high-risk Covid areas

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Children, Coronavirus

Length of care cases 10 weeks over 26-week target on back of Covid-19

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Adults, Coronavirus

Costs of administering Covid social care fund may outweighing benefits, warns provider leader

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