Social work leaders

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Adults, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

Councils face £500m adult social care overspend in 2020-21 as Covid fuels mounting need

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Children, Social work leaders

Second council no longer taking asylum-seeking children as IRO caseloads soar

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Children, Social work leaders

More councils reporting high numbers of social workers off work due to Covid

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Yvette Stanley

Children, Social work leaders

Fostering capacity still ‘nowhere near enough to meet demand’, despite small rise, warns Ofsted

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Children, Social work leaders

Family safeguarding model ‘replicable and effective’ in cutting care numbers and protection plans

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Adults, Social work leaders

Government ditches controversial role for care home managers under Liberty Protection Safeguards

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Children, Social work leaders

Independent trust takes over children’s services from council

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Children, Social work leaders

Adequate funding across spectrum of children’s needs ‘crucial’ to better outcomes and savings – DfE study

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Adults, Children, Social work leaders

Government launches review into council after auditors find repeated failure to control social care costs

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Social work leaders, Workforce

Chief social workers: ‘visible leadership’ needed to tackle race discrimination in profession

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Adults, Children, Social work leaders

Quarter of council heads predict not enough resource for spending needs by 2022

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funding

Adults, Social work leaders

Adult care needs extra £7bn a year by 2023-24 as ‘starting point’ for required investment, say MPs

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Gavin Williamson

Children, Social work leaders

Education secretary calls for overhaul of ‘lifestyle-judging’ adoption system

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Adults, Social work leaders

Care home provider ‘broke law’ by charging extra fees to NHS-funded residents, rules regulator

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Children, Social work leaders

Children’s trusts: lessons from outsourcing ‘failing’ council services

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Children, Social work leaders

Children’s trust scheduled to start within weeks despite resignation of chair

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