Coronavirus

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

Third of social workers considering quitting profession in wake of Covid, finds survey

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Adults, Coronavirus

Why having no councils formally suspending Care Act duties does not equate to nationwide compliance

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Adults, Coronavirus

Social care leaders condemn Boris Johnson for ‘blaming’ care homes for Covid spread

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Adults, Coronavirus

No council left suspending Care Act duties

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Children, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

County’s children’s services trust ‘must launch by April 2021’

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Adults, Coronavirus

Agency and bank staff usage associated with higher Covid-19 infection rates in care homes

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Adults, Children, Coronavirus

£1.2bn Covid funding gap leaves councils facing service cuts, finance heads warn

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Coronavirus, Workforce

21 social workers have died from Covid-19, show official figures

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Children, Coronavirus

Systemic factors have driven social worker risk-taking during pandemic, study finds

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Adults, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

4% of adult directors fully confident they will meet legal duties this year

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Adults, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

Covid-19 driving mounting demand and unmet need across adult social care, say directors

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Children, Coronavirus

From ‘harsh’ virtual hearings to digital treasure hunts: remote social work under Covid-19

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Children, Coronavirus

MPs vote against scrapping controversial relaxation of children in care duties

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Adults, Coronavirus

One council left suspending Care Act duties as authority subject to legal challenge returns to full compliance

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Adults, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

Care providers may face bill of up £6.6bn in Covid-19 costs by September, research finds

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Coronavirus, Workforce

Eighteen ex-social workers recruited from temporary register through national campaign

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