Adults

Council’s decision to stop majority of DoLS assessments left 3,000 without legal protection, ombudsman finds

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Children, Workforce

Workforce pressures to blame for ‘chaotic’ social work failures to protect baby, review finds

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Adults

Deprivation of liberty definition removed from DoLS replacement bill

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Children

Patchy social work oversight keeps council’s Ofsted grade from rising

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Adults

Forced marriage of adults with learning disabilities

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Children

What the official statistics don’t tell us about the experiences of care leavers

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Adults, Children, Workforce

Sharon Allen: ‘Cuts have had a massive impact across social work – supervision and learning are often the casualties’

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Adults, Workforce

‘You have to put your all into social work and make yourself available to people in crisis’

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Children

‘Inadequate’ local authority ordered to work with improvement partner

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Adults, Workforce

Care homes ‘ill equipped’ to carry out new responsibilities under DoLS replacement system, warn providers

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Social work leaders, Workforce

11 tips to improve hotdesking for social workers

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Workforce

Inspectors criticise ‘significant deterioration’ of practice in ‘inadequate’ children’s services

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Children

Government withdraws social care ‘myth busting’ guide after legal challenge

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Children

Contextual safeguarding: a new way of identifying need and risk

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Children

Independent child trafficking advocates need to be 'visible' to social workers, review finds

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Adults

Professionals had ‘knowledge and opportunity’ to prevent death of young man with learning disabilities

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