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Chief social workers: ‘visible leadership’ needed to tackle race discrimination in profession

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Adults, Workforce

Care worker pay falls behind that of retail staff and cleaners, as turnover continues to mount

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Coronavirus, Workforce

‘My manager was clear we could only do our best’ – the value of good communication during Covid

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Children, Workforce

Social workers celebrated for Covid-19 service and leadership in Queen’s Birthday Honours

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Guidance a chance to improve NHS support for mental health social workers, say sector leaders

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Two-thirds of social workers yet to upload CPD, eight weeks from registration renewal deadline

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Adults, Workforce

Chief social workers to pilot workforce race and equality standard

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Coronavirus, Workforce

Students granted bursary extension to complete courses delayed by Covid, ending months of uncertainty

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Social Work England suspends voluntary removal process following legal concerns

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Adults, Coronavirus, Workforce

Ending free movement poses ‘stark’ risks to social care without extra funding, warn government advisers

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Fast-track mental health social work course gets £18m boost to increase intake by 60%

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Adults, Coronavirus, Workforce

Social care staff need new pay structure, on par with NHS, within months, government told

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Social workers more likely to face fitness to practise cases and removal than health staff, says study

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Adults, Workforce

Higher NHS pay for forensic social workers causing recruitment challenge for councils

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Adults, Workforce

Mental health social work ‘must do better’ as study finds less staff diversity than in rest of profession

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Public opinion of social work more positive than practitioners believe, study suggests

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