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, Coronavirus, Workforce

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

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Adults, Coronavirus

Social care failed by lack of PPE during first wave of pandemic, say MPs

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Children, Coronavirus, Workforce

Number of councils reporting high social worker absences due to Covid rises sharply

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Children, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

12 lessons for children’s social work from practising under Covid

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Children, Coronavirus

Cafcass case numbers hit new record but staffing boost keeps social work caseloads in check

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Coronavirus, Workforce

Social work is buckling under the pressure of lockdown: government – and the public – must respond

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Coronavirus, Workforce

36 social workers of working age died from Covid-19 in 2020, official figures show

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Adults, Coronavirus, Workforce

Social care given £120m to relieve workforce pressures as new variant drives spiralling absence rates

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Woman receiving Covid-19 vaccine from nurse

Coronavirus, Workforce

Many children’s social workers excluded from Covid-19 vaccine priority groups

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Children, Coronavirus

How virtual family group conferences have fared under Covid-19

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Adults, Coronavirus, Workforce

ADASS urges emergency workforce plan as NHS pressures and staff gaps risk ‘overwhelming social care’

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Coronavirus, Workforce

Sector bodies call for clarity over social workers’ position in Covid-19 vaccination priority list

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Coronavirus, Workforce

Thinking the unthinkable to support social work students in this third lockdown

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Children, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

Should virtual child protection conferences become the new normal?

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Coronavirus, Workforce

Almost 5,000 social workers removed from register now able to practise to bolster Christmas capacity

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Adults, Children, Coronavirus

Worsening mental health, domestic abuse and poverty as support falls: social workers count cost of Covid

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