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Workforce

Five tips for being an effective leader

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Children

Tips to support direct work

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Children, Workforce

Social worker suspended after sending inappropriate WhatsApp messages

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Children

Stability at heart of council’s across-the-board ‘outstanding’ Ofsted grading

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Children

Managers struggling to cover for social worker sickness or leave at ‘inadequate’ council

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Adults, Children

Council plans social care cuts as it looks to make ‘significant’ spending reductions

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Children

Social workers took ‘formulaic’ approach to alcoholic mother who killed daughter in crash

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Adults, Workforce

Local authority at fault for delayed assessment after DoLS referral, ombudsman finds

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Adults, Children

Named social worker pilot boosts skills, knowledge and confidence, says report

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Adults

Social workers in adults’ services: what happened in the last case you took to a funding panel?

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Children, Workforce

Social workers working ‘additional hours during evenings and weekends’ in ‘inadequate’ council

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Children

What is the definition of child trafficking?

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Adults

LGA launches own green paper as adult social care hits ‘breaking point’

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Children

How services for care leavers set the standard at an improving London borough

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Children, Workforce

Social workers use their own money to buy food and clothing for service users, survey finds

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Children, Workforce

£6.6 million agency staff overspend ‘hugely detrimental’ to council’s children’s services

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