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Children, Social work leaders

Council no longer at risk of losing children’s services after turnaround since ‘inadequate’ Ofsted verdict

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Children, Coronavirus, Workforce

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

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Adults, Social work leaders

Care Act boost to carers’ rights did not improve support because of council budget pressures, says study

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Children

Social workers and sector bodies urge Williamson to overhaul care review’s leadership and scope

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Little evidence’ Signs of Safety improves practice or children’s outcomes, finds pilots study

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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, Social work leaders

Council to boost children’s services spending by 12% following damning Ofsted report

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Adults, Social work leaders

Council failed to consider woman’s human rights when entering home without legal basis, says watchdog

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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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Children, Workforce

Almost half of Black safeguarding professionals report lack of equal opportunity to progress at work

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Inform Adults, Inform Children

Creating online reflective spaces when working from home

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Children

Care review offers chance for ‘completely new offer for children and families’, says chief social worker

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Adults

Covid-19 vaccine in 80-year-old care home resident’s best interests despite son’s objections, rules court

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Adults, Children

The ‘alarmingly weak’ evidence base for the ‘toxic trio’

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Coronavirus, Workforce

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

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