Social work leaders

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    Children, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

    Should virtual child protection conferences become the new normal?

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    Children, Social work leaders

    Mounting workloads force Cafcass to leave ‘lower priority’ cases unallocated in region

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    Yvette Stanley

    Children, Social work leaders

    Ofsted head praises quality of direct work under Covid but warns of pressures to come as referrals rise

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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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    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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