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Children

‘Social workers judged me without knowing me’: tackling the criminalisation of care-experienced girls

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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

‘Inadequate’ councils bore brunt of sharp rise in social workers quitting posts last year, analysis shows

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Children, Social work leaders

Foster carers feel ‘cut adrift’ by social workers when facing allegations

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Children, Social work leaders

Inspectors downgrade council after finding ‘significant variation’ in quality of social work

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Adults, Coronavirus

Government failure to consider risks of asymptomatic Covid spread in care homes was unlawful, rules court

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Why social work needs to become more skilled in kinship care’

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Adults

Distress, uncertainty and frustration: nearest relatives’ experience of Mental Health Act assessments

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Adults, Social work leaders, Workforce

UPDATED: government 'must fund £10.50 social care minimum wage'

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Children, Social work leaders

Turnover of social workers led to toddler suffering significant harm, review finds

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Adults, Social work leaders

Cap on care costs: government change reducing benefit for less wealthy becomes law

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Children

Logan Mwangi murder: review to probe children’s services’ role in safeguarding boy

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Workforce

Social Worker of the Year Awards open for entries

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Children, Social work leaders

Council’s efforts to prevent children entering care help consolidate ‘good’ Ofsted grading

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Children

Should – and could – councils reduce their reliance on independent fostering agencies?

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Children, Workforce

Improvements at ‘inadequate’ council mean no children left at risk of harm as full reinspection looms

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Children, Social work leaders

Record number of female directors of children’s services, report finds

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