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John Pearce, ADCS president, 2023-24

Children, Workforce

Social work monopoly on asylum age assessments should end, says sector leader

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Close-up of dentist looking at dental x-ray plate

Children, Social work leaders

Government presses ahead with scientific asylum age assessments in face of criticisms

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John Pearce, ADCS president, 2023-24

Children, Social work leaders

Age assessment demands on social workers must be reduced, says ADCS president

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The word 'recruit' spelt out

Children, Workforce

Home Office has recruited just 40% of social workers needed for asylum body

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Close-up of dentist looking at dental x-ray plate

Children, Social work leaders

Unaccompanied children to be treated as adults – and detained – if they refuse scientific age checks

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Young black man receiving a mental health assessment

Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

Home Office age assessment body opposed by BASW starts work

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Image of Ruth Allen, the Bristish Association of Social Workers chief executive (credit: BASW)

Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

BASW urges social workers not to take jobs with Home Office age assessment body

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Young asylum seeker

Children, Social work leaders

Combine social work with scientific methods to boost reliability of age checks, experts advise government

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Asylum-seeking child

Children, Social work leaders

Home Office recruiting 40 social workers to its new asylum age assessment body

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Young asylum seeker

Children

Age assessment overhaul to go ahead as planned after peers withdraw opposition

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Young asylum seeker

Children, Social work leaders

Home Office social worker guidance unlawful, High Court rules

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Asylum-seeking child

Children, Social work leaders

Devolved governments raise funding concerns about UK policy compelling councils to take asylum-seeking children

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