Coronavirus

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

Growing majority of children’s social workers feeling stressed and overworked, finds DfE study

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Care Act relaxations removed from statute books four months after decision to do so

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Adults, Coronavirus, Workforce

‘Very significant risks’ from self-isolation exemption for double-jabbed social care staff, says ADASS

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Adults, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

Covid adult social care funding given last-minute boost

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Adults, Coronavirus, Workforce

Social workers going into care homes must be vaccinated against Covid, government decides

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Adults, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

Care demand rising with more expected, as service capacity lags below pre-Covid levels, says ADASS

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John McGowan, general secretary, Social Workers Union

Coronavirus, Workforce

‘We had members dying, we had members in crisis’ – union leader on how Covid-19 hit social work

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Coronavirus, Workforce

Temporary social worker register to close in coming months, says government

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Coronavirus, Workforce

How are you coping in your role as we come out of lockdown?

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Children, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

Children’s social work case complexity has increased due to Covid, councils tell DfE

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Adults, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

‘The injustice exposed by Covid has left me angrier’, says outgoing social care directors’ leader

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Adults, Coronavirus, Social work leaders, Workforce

Government proposes mandating Covid-19 vaccination for care home workers

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Adults, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

Social care cuts and increased charges causing ‘huge distress’ to disabled people

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Coronavirus, Social work leaders, Workforce

Social workers satisfied with employers but often required to do more with less, finds health check

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Coronavirus, Social work leaders, Workforce

How wellbeing has decreased for social workers and care staff as the pandemic has progressed

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The front cover of the Care Act 2014

Adults, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

Government scraps coronavirus provisions allowing councils to suspend key Care Act duties

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