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

More than 70% of children’s social workers struggled with caseloads on eve of Covid-19 crisis, survey reveals

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Coronavirus, Workforce

Social work teams depleting due to coronavirus, warns BASW as it calls for priority testing for practitioners

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Coronavirus, Workforce

Tool to match temporarily registered social workers with roles during coronavirus crisis launches

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Adults, Coronavirus

Coronavirus: government gives PSWs critical role in council decisions to depart from Care Act

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Coronavirus, Workforce

Placements closing, online lectures and uncertain futures: Covid-19’s impact on social work students

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Coronavirus

Social worker one of two employees at council to die after contracting Covid-19

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Coronavirus, Workforce

Covid-19: AMHPs’ protective equipment needs not sufficiently considered, warn sector leaders

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Coronavirus

Covid-19: lack of pandemic protocols leaves social work playing catch-up, warns BASW chief

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Adults, Coronavirus

Deprivation of liberty: emergency guidance due to help social workers deal with coronavirus impact

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Children, Coronavirus

‘It has never been more important to come together and support each other’

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Children, Coronavirus

Covid-19: increased isolation ‘risks worsening level and severity of domestic abuse’

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Coronavirus, Workforce

Social work diary: ‘It’s hard for anyone to know what to do with the situation changing daily’

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Adults, Coronavirus

Coronavirus legislation becomes law, allowing ministers to suspend key Care Act duties

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Children, Coronavirus

DfE issues guidance on managing isolation in children’s homes during coronavirus outbreak

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Coronavirus

Social work and social care staff on list of workers whose children can go to school during Covid-19 crisis

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Coronavirus

Councils given £1.6bn to deal with impact of coronavirus on social care and vulnerable people

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