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

80% of councils have seen rise in children’s placement costs during Covid-19

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Coronavirus, Workforce

‘My manager was clear we could only do our best’ – the value of good communication during Covid

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Adults, Coronavirus

Face-to-face DoLS assessments strongly discouraged in high-risk Covid areas

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Children, Coronavirus

Length of care cases 10 weeks over 26-week target on back of Covid-19

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Adults, Coronavirus

Costs of administering Covid social care fund may outweighing benefits, warns provider leader

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Adults, Coronavirus

‘Why social workers should oppose the continuation of the Care Act easements’

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Coronavirus, Workforce

Students granted bursary extension to complete courses delayed by Covid, ending months of uncertainty

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Adults, Coronavirus

Self-isolation law puts disabled adults at risk of prosecution or unreasonable force, warn experts

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Adults, Coronavirus, Workforce

Ending free movement poses ‘stark’ risks to social care without extra funding, warn government advisers

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Adults, Coronavirus, Workforce

Social care staff need new pay structure, on par with NHS, within months, government told

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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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description_of_image_used_in_where_councils_are_going_wrong_in_their_implementation_of_the_care_act_image_of_care_act_book_front_page_Gary Brigden

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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