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Adults, Social work leaders, Workforce

CQC joins call for care staff pay boost to prevent ‘tsunami of unmet need’

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Shantel Thomas (right, Ahmina Akhtar (centre) and Millie Kerr (left) speaking at Community Care Live 2021 (photo: Gary Brigden)

Social work leaders, Workforce

Senior leadership buy-in critical to tackling racism in social work, say experts

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Sue Ross and Adi Cooper

Workforce

Regulator adds two social workers to board

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Workforce

Just over third of social workers have renewed registration at halfway point

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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

Social work ‘really held up’ in response to Covid-19, says Trowler

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Josh MacAlister, chief executive of Frontline

Children, Workforce

Care review maintains stance that children’s services over-investigate families despite Ofsted pushback

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Social Worker of the Year Awards

Workforce

Shortlist unveiled for Social Worker of the Year Awards

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Social work leaders, Workforce

Black and ethnic minority workers three times as likely to fail ASYE as white colleagues, figures show

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Workforce

Researchers to study witnesses’ experiences of fitness to practise hearings

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Coronavirus, Social work leaders, Workforce

Social workers’ wellbeing and quality of working life have decreased over course of pandemic, study finds

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Colum Conway, chief executive, Social Work England

Social work leaders, Workforce

Social Work England missed standards on fitness to practice referrals, registration speed and diversity data in first year

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Workforce

Over a quarter of social workers have uploaded CPD four weeks into registration renewal process

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Inform Adults, Inform Children, Workforce

Record CPD easily with Community Care Inform

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Social work leaders, Workforce

Government rejects call to give social workers and care staff priority access to petrol

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Adults, Workforce

‘To retain care home staff, we need to make sure they have access to better support’

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Andy Elvin, chief executive, TACT

Children, Workforce

Councils should lose responsibility for children in care to national service, says fostering charity

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