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    Adults

    How Black and ethnic minority mental health patients’ cultural needs frequently go unmet

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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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    Workforce

    Social work leader who chaired Covid taskforce knighted in New Year’s Honours

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    Adults

    Study finds Care Act knowledge gaps among social workers and lack of impact of supervision

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    Coronavirus, Workforce

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

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    Workforce

    Councils selected to pilot equality standard to tackle ‘institutional racism’ in social work

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    Workforce

    Social Work England removes 256 practitioners from register for not meeting final CPD deadline

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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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    Children

    Inspectors condemn secure centre for ‘ignoring’ concerns over children locked in rooms for two weeks

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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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    Adults, Coronavirus

    AMHPs used ‘inappropriately’ throughout first Covid-19 lockdown, survey finds

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    Coronavirus, Workforce

    ‘Before, there were peaks and troughs – with Covid, it’s relentless’: social work eight months into the pandemic

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    Adults

    Council breached Care Act in delaying assessment, not issuing plan and charging for intermediate care

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    Adults, Children, Workforce

    Anti-racism in social work: no more questions – just actions please

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    Children

    Isolation of children moving into secure care caused anxiety and increased self-harm, finds Ofsted

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