Adults

Registered social worker named chief inspector of adult social care

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Children

Authorities piloting spending powers for social workers announced

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Children

Judge blasts council’s failure to include family member in care planning

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Adults

Woman left with unexpected £2,000 bill after council gave insufficient information on care costs

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Workforce

Make the right move for your career in care in 2019

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Adults

Government launches consultation to revise Mental Capacity Act code of practice

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Workforce

How my social work skills prepared me for a PhD

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Children

DfE failing to understand inequalities in children’s services pressures, report argues

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Adults, Children, Workforce

Postgraduate social work enrolments rise as undergraduate numbers fall and fast-track expansion continues

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Children

Local authority IRO service slammed by judge to be reviewed

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Adults

Government amendment removes users’ rights to information before deprivation of liberty authorisation in DoLS replacement bill

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Children

Leadership void over chronic neglect sees council judged ‘inadequate’

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Children

Shadow children’s minister attacks ‘repeated attempts to deregulate’ children’s services

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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

The Ofsted interview: ‘We needed to invest in systemic practice’

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Children, Workforce

Are these the priorities for children’s social care in 2019?

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Children

‘Dogged determination’ of social workers secures Birmingham’s first Ofsted improvement in a decade

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