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‘I feel robbed’: the disruption, disorder and delays faced by social work students under Covid

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Adults, Workforce

AMHP workforce faces squeeze with third over 55, warnings over lack of trainees and increased workload

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Children, Workforce

‘It’s many years since I’ve done direct work and I’m nervous’: returning to practice from academia

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Adults, Workforce

Managing chaos, doing our best for patients and supporting each other: hospital social work under Covid

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Children, Workforce

Children’s social worker caseloads continue year-on-year fall, according to DfE figures

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Adults, Workforce

Average pay for adult social workers up for first time in five years but salaries no higher than 2013 levels

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Black, ethnic minority and disabled practitioners face ‘disproportionate’ difficulties passing ASYE, says BASW

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Adults, Coronavirus, Workforce

Government ‘seriously considering’ allowing care homes to insist staff get Covid-19 vaccine

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Delays in fitness to practise process having ‘life-changing impact’ on social workers, says union

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Children, Coronavirus, Workforce

Number of councils reporting high social worker absences due to Covid rises sharply

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Coronavirus, Workforce

Social work is buckling under the pressure of lockdown: government – and the public – must respond

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Children, Workforce

Almost half of Black safeguarding professionals report lack of equal opportunity to progress at work

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Coronavirus, Workforce

36 social workers of working age died from Covid-19 in 2020, official figures show

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Adults, Workforce

Nearly half of adult social care employers operating with or below ‘bare minimum of skills’, survey finds

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Adults, Coronavirus, Workforce

Social care given £120m to relieve workforce pressures as new variant drives spiralling absence rates

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Coronavirus, Workforce

Many children’s social workers excluded from Covid-19 vaccine priority groups

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