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Adults, Coronavirus, Social work leaders, Workforce

Government proposes mandating Covid-19 vaccination for care home workers

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How does social work regulation perpetuate institutional racism?

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Adults, Workforce

Government to spend £1.2m on AMHP training to “urgently address” workforce shortages

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Children, Workforce

‘I love being a social worker but it takes over your life’: children’s practitioners on their caseloads

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Children, Workforce

Caseloads have got less manageable for children’s social workers under Covid, survey finds

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Children, Workforce

Improving social workers’ wellbeing: the possibilities and limits of ‘light-touch’ interventions

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Coronavirus, Social work leaders, Workforce

Social workers satisfied with employers but often required to do more with less, finds health check

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Coronavirus, Social work leaders, Workforce

How wellbeing has decreased for social workers and care staff as the pandemic has progressed

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Coronavirus, Workforce

How Social Work England is battling fitness to practise caseloads in face of Covid, legacy and high referrals

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‘We want measurable change’: a call to action to end systemic racism in social work

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Adults, Children, Coronavirus, Workforce

Supporting social workers in 2021

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Social worker Guy Oscroft, who died in January 2021

Coronavirus, Workforce

‘A tragic loss to the profession’: colleagues pay tribute to social worker lost to Covid

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Coronavirus, Workforce

‘You can’t verify injuries over Zoom’ – remote social work under Covid-19 in the UAE

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Coronavirus, Workforce

‘In its own little bubble from the world’ – a year of social work in Covid-free New Zealand

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Coronavirus, Workforce

‘People are struggling economically and socially’: social work in Canada during Covid

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Female care worker on home visit showing her ID, close up

Adults, Social work leaders, Workforce

Government opens migration route for some overseas care staff but providers say more must be done

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