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

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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Adults, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

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

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Coronavirus, Workforce

How Social Work England is battling fitness to practise caseloads in face of Covid, legacy and high referrals

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Adults, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

Government finds additional Covid social care cash at 11th hour with services on ‘financial cliff edge’

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Adults, Children, Coronavirus, Workforce

Supporting social workers in 2021

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Social worker Guy Oscroft, who died in January 2021

Coronavirus, Workforce

‘A tragic loss to the profession’: colleagues pay tribute to social worker lost to Covid

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Coronavirus, Workforce

‘You can’t verify injuries over Zoom’ – remote social work under Covid-19 in the UAE

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Coronavirus, Workforce

‘In its own little bubble from the world’ – a year of social work in Covid-free New Zealand

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Coronavirus, Workforce

‘People are struggling economically and socially’: social work in Canada during Covid

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Woman receiving Covid-19 vaccine from nurse

Adults, Coronavirus, Workforce

Government ‘seriously considering’ allowing care homes to insist staff get Covid-19 vaccine

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