Social work leaders


Children, Social work leaders

Directors urge ‘dismantling’ of children’s social care market in face of ‘immoral’ fees

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Image of child holding cutouts of a family (credit: Africa Studio / Adobe Stock)

Children, Social work leaders

Government signals shift towards national adoption services under latest strategy

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Woman receiving Covid-19 vaccine from nurse

Adults, Social work leaders, Workforce

Care homes face losing 40,000 staff from compulsory vaccinations policy

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Children, Coronavirus, Social work leaders, Workforce

Growing majority of children’s social workers feeling stressed and overworked, finds DfE study

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Charlotte Ramsden

Social work leaders, Workforce

ADCS president suggests national pay rates for agency social workers to reduce staff churn

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Yvette Stanley

Children, Social work leaders

Ofsted urges DfE to distribute children’s homes funding ‘at pace’ to tackle secure place shortage

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family court

Children, Social work leaders

‘Unsustainable pressures’ lead Cafcass to leave ‘less urgent’ cases unallocated across region

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Adults, Social work leaders

7,000 waiting more than six months for social care assessments

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Houses of Parliament

Adults, Social work leaders

What the Health and Care Bill means for social workers

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Official Parliamentary portrait of Vicky Ford, the children's minister (credit: Chris McAndrew / Wikimedia Commons)

Children, Social work leaders

Councils will have to take share of unaccompanied children if they fail to volunteer, warns minister

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Mark Trewin, formerly mental health social work lead at the Department of Health and Social Care (Photo: Rethink)

Social work leaders, Workforce

‘Why I could not accept an honour from this government’ – by former mental health social work lead

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Carmel Littleton

Social work leaders, Workforce

‘Deeply loved and respected’: tributes paid to director of adults’ and children’s services

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Budget cut

Adults, Children, Social work leaders

Council faces substantial cuts after declaring unsustainable budget

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Children, Social work leaders

Councils failing to plan for foster care demand, says report

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Children, Social work leaders

Children’s services focus ever more on poorer households the more they intervene in family life, research finds

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'Discrimination' in dictionary

Adults, Social work leaders

How councils are failing to amend social care charging systems deemed unlawful by High Court

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