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Social Work England issues proposed standards to ensure graduates are ready for practice

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Ethnic minority care workers in more insecure work than white peers, finds watchdog

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Over 40% of social work staff have faced abuse from public this year, finds survey

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Student bursaries frozen for eighth year as trainee social workers struggle amid cost-of-living crisis

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Book your place for Community Care Live

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Employers failing to advertise part-time social work roles, finds study

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Care review proposal that all social workers do 100 hours’ practice a year labelled ‘out of touch’

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Three-quarters of councils allow flexible working for all children’s social workers

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Caseload limits proposed to ease burnout and support effective social work

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Queen’s Jubilee honours: academic hails recognition for social work research after CBE

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Unions demand 11% pay rise for social workers

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Share your experience of working through Covid

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Reforms would require ‘unfeasible’ boost to social work numbers without system change, says report

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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

Star Hobson: ‘turmoil’ in council led to practice failings in toddler’s case, finds review

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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

Twenty per cent rise in children’s social workers quitting sector last year, suggest government figures

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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

Arthur and Star cases show need for expert child protection units, finds review

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