Tag Archives | recruitment and retention

Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

‘Acute’ social work staffing issues and ‘relentless’ workloads slow progress at new unitary authority

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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

Social workers felt uninvolved in ‘inadequate’ council’s attempts to improve, says commissioner

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Children, Social work leaders

Needs of children ‘secondary’ to parents’ in some cases, Ofsted finds during council visit

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Adults, Social work leaders, Workforce

More social workers needed to deal with hundreds of thousands more assessments, government confirms

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Children, Social work leaders

Council improves to ‘good’ thanks to managers’ ‘unstinting’ efforts and investment in stabilising workforce

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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

DfE urges non-practising social workers to return to profession in face of renewed Covid pressures

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Adults, Children, Workforce

Social work ‘completely overlooked’ in drugs strategy, expert warns

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Children, Social work leaders

‘Significant’ cut in social worker caseloads helps council rise to ‘good’

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Children, Social work leaders

DCS resigns as council with ‘significantly under-resourced’ social workers falls to ‘inadequate’

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Children, Social work leaders

Social workers ‘overwhelmed’ as practice deteriorates at council

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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

DfE gives struggling council £1.7m to hire temporary children’s social workers

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Lyn Romeo, chief social worker for adults

Adults, Social work leaders

More social workers will be needed to implement adult social care reforms, says chief social worker

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Children, Social work leaders

Inadequate-rated council finds £1.1m from reserves to tackle children’s social worker shortage

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Adults, Workforce

National recruitment campaign proposed for adults’ social workers

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Workforce

Councils struggling to retain social workers in face of high caseloads and competition over pay

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