Social work leaders

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Social work leaders, Workforce

Retention bonuses paid by half of children’s services departments, research finds

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Coronavirus, Social work leaders, Workforce

How social workers can tackle the ethical and practice challenges of Covid-19: guidance from PSWs

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Inadequate’ authority must speed up improvements for children in care, warns Ofsted

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Children, Social work leaders

County ‘moving in right direction’ but deadline for setting up trust may be too tight, commissioners warn

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Unrecognised’ decline in child protection services sees Ofsted demote council to ‘inadequate’

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Coronavirus, Social work leaders

Providers should share staff and get cashflow support from councils to tackle coronavirus impact

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Children, Social work leaders

Council rises two grades to ‘good’ as Ofsted hails leaders’ impact on practice oversight and culture

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Adults, Social work leaders

More care home residents will have to self-fund as means-test threshold frozen for 10th year

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Adults, Social work leaders, Workforce

Social workers warned to prepare for longer home care visits and ‘extra admin’ as coronavirus spreads

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Children, Social work leaders

Child protection needs fundamental review to tackle persistent practice problems, say government advisers

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Adults, Social work leaders

Hancock triggers start of bid to find social care funding solution with call for cross-party views

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Adults, Social work leaders

AMHPs favour investment over legal changes amid rising Mental Health Act detentions, study finds

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Children, Social work leaders

Strong management helping children’s services trust turn a corner, Ofsted finds

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Children, Social work leaders

Council jumps two grades to ‘outstanding’ on back of strong corporate parenting

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Children, Social work leaders

Children’s services company’s third borough improves to ‘good’ despite turnover issues, finds Ofsted

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Children, Social work leaders

Poor child protection decision-making sees council downgraded to ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted

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