Coronavirus

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

‘We’re here to protect and empower people with the odds stacked against them. Over video, it’s hard’

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Adults, Coronavirus

ADASS head attacks ‘intolerable burdens’ in accessing coronavirus infection control money

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Adults, Coronavirus

Deaths of people with learning disabilities receiving care more than double those in previous year

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Adults, Coronavirus

Just two councils left suspending Care Act duties as West Midlands authorities return to full compliance

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Adults, Children, Coronavirus

Most social workers say Covid-19 has negatively hit their work and the lives of those they support

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Adults, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

ADASS president: social care can’t go back to austerity post-Covid crisis

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Adults, Children, Coronavirus

Social work podcasts to support you through Covid-19

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Adults, Coronavirus

Three councils return to Care Act compliance leaving four authorities suspending duties

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Coronavirus, Social work leaders, Workforce

Government asks employers to report Covid-19 deaths among social care staff

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Adults, Coronavirus

‘You made the right decision to detain me’ – a Mental Health Act assessment under Covid-19

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Adults, Children, Coronavirus

Why access to independent advocacy is more important than ever during the pandemic

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Adults, Coronavirus

Reported deaths among home care users running at almost three times average levels

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Coronavirus, Workforce

Temporary social work register needed ‘for the long haul’, says regulator’s chief

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Coronavirus, Workforce

‘This week we’re clapping for leaving care personal advisers’

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Children, Coronavirus

Social workers need ‘strong government message’ to encourage children back to school – ADCS head

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Adults, Coronavirus, Workforce

Weekly care home deaths start to fall but remain well above normal levels

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