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Adults, Children

Government pledges new Mental Health Act after review urges shift in power from professionals to patients

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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

Ofsted warns against ‘false economy’ of cuts to preventive services loading pressures onto social care

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Adults, Children

CQC to probe restraint and seclusion of people with mental health problems and learning disabilities

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Children, Workforce

‘Crises all seem to happen at the same time’: a day in the life of a social work department

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Adults

Grossly unfair and ineffective: why increased funding won’t guarantee improved social care

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Workforce

Social Worker of the Year Award winners revealed

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Adults

Ombudsman seeing fewer ‘one-off mistakes’ with budget cuts influencing systemic failings in adult social care

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Adults

Social work diary: ‘We desperately try to find him a safe placement’

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Children

Turnover of social workers who ‘changed without explanation’ likely contributed to neglect case failings

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Adults

Government to extend approved mental capacity professionals’ remit in DoLS replacement scheme

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Workforce

Social work apprenticeships to launch next year

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Workforce

Social workers using social media to find evidence on service users as lack of guidance leaves knowledge gaps

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Workforce

11 ways social workers have used social media to gather evidence

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Children

Couple not told of special guardianship money implications, ombudsman finds

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Children

Focus on pre-proceedings to ensure right cases in court, urges McFarlane

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Children

Disguised compliance: applying a relationship-based approach

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