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

Have your say on impact of virtual family court hearings and child protection conferences on practice

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Adults, Coronavirus

Chief social workers say suspension of Care Act duties should continue through winter

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Adults, Coronavirus

Government hands care providers £550m to control spread of coronavirus during winter

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Adults, Coronavirus

Lessons from holding virtual family group conferences under Covid

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Adults, Coronavirus

DoLS practitioners encouraged to carry out face-to-face assessments in updated Covid-19 guidance

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Adults, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

Most providers face going into red this winter without extra Covid social care funding, warns ADASS

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Coronavirus, Workforce

Graduates entering social work in good numbers despite lockdown impact on final-year studies

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Adults, Coronavirus

Social care staff not given human rights training to deal with Covid impact, finds research

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Children, Coronavirus

Government confirms most lapsed children in care duties will be restored, before latest legal hearing

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Children, Coronavirus

Bid to scrap removal of children in care duties goes to Court of Appeal

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Adults, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

Continuing healthcare assessments resume following Covid suspension with backlog of 25,000 to clear

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Children, Coronavirus

Sharp rise in child and adolescent to parent violence during lockdown, finds study

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Adults, Children, Coronavirus

Care packages halved for most people with learning disabilities during Covid, report carers

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Coronavirus, Workforce

23 ex-social workers recruited via national campaign from 8,000-strong temporary register

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Children, Coronavirus

Charity loses legal bid to quash relaxation of children in care duties

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Adults, Coronavirus, Workforce

Social care vacancy rate fell by a fifth during height of Covid crisis

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