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Social Work England are committed to developing a deeper understanding of social work by gathering data and intelligence about the profession and people’s experiences. This will help inform their wo...
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Emotional resilience is being able to maintain personal and professional wellbeing, having capacity to respond to life challenges positively and flexibly, and adjust to change effectively....
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By Belinda SchwehrA recent case involving a woman, Mrs Y, who had an arbitrary limit placed on her live-in care, provides a wonderful example of what the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman can...
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A council breached the Care Act by setting an arbitrary upper limit for a woman’s live-in care that failed to cover the costs of meeting her needs, the Local Government and Social Care Ombuds...
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The NHS is to map the workforce of mental health social work to enable employers to benchmark themselves and shape investment in new staff.The NHS Benchmarking Network, which provides data to inform e...
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Last week the University of Salford welcomed its largest ever intake on the Step Up to Social Work programme. The course began with a full day at the Salford Innovation Forum, attended by 103 students...
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A council failed to follow the Care Act when it reduced a man’s personal budget without involving him in the assessment or producing a support plan, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman ha...
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A council wrongly reduced a disabled man’s personal budget by arbitrarily capping respite payments at the equivalent cost of residential care, despite this being an unsuitable way of meeting his nee...
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RT @BASW_Staffs: #BASWStaffs New regulator for #SocialWork - what does it mean for you? Wednesday, 22 January 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm! Fi…
Social Work England has confirmed changes to how CPD for social workers will be regulated this year. As part of the new annual registration system, all social workers will be required to register some...
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Great Operational Board away day, helped us identify new initiatives to move the partnership forward and improve ou… https://t.co/ZqZaUwCTf2
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It is just over a year since the Practice Supervisor Development Programme pilot launch in London, where 16 enthusiastic practice supervisors from across England, came together to be the first partici...
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RT @BASW_Staffs: #BASWStaffs New regulator for #SocialWork - what does it mean for you? Wednesday, 22 January 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm! Fi…
The government’s plans to increase the minimum wage will “further destabilise already fragile care markets” if it is not adequately funded, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services ...
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RT @BASW_Staffs: #BASWStaffs New regulator for #SocialWork - what does it mean for you? Wednesday, 22 January 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm! Fi…
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Frontline fellow and care leaver, Jonny, discusses why it's so important to provide extra support and events for care leavers at Christmas time. The post Why it’s so important to provide extra suppo...
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Season’s greetings from Research in Practice…the proof is in the pudding....
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RT @BASW_Staffs: #BASWStaffs New regulator for #SocialWork - what does it mean for you? Wednesday, 22 January 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm! Fi…
Story updated 17 December 2019Councils investigated a record number of safeguarding cases under the Care Act last year as the number of reported concerns about abuse or neglect they received jumped sh...
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RT @BASW_Staffs: #BASWStaffs New regulator for #SocialWork - what does it mean for you? Wednesday, 22 January 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm! Fi…
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How has collective learning helped develop Together for Childhood, a place-based approach to preventing child abuse and neglect?...
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RT @SocialWorkEng: Social workers - have you logged into your #SocialWorkEngland online account yet? If you were previously registered with…
The Conservatives’ election victory means five more years of Tory rule; but what does it mean for social care?As we reported last week, the Conservatives’ offer to the sector was much more limited...
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When Heather joined the Fellowship Retreat to develop a ‘change-project’, she left with a very different project than she expected. Find out how she made a difference to vulnerable children and fa...
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We know that children’s happiness with their lives has fallen and that we must take action to try to address this. We should prioritise children’s own views of what makes a good childhood and how ...
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Story updated 8 DecemberWith just a few days to go until polling day, both major parties have set out their stall in relation to adults’ and children’s social care.The Labour Party’s offer is mu...
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By Belinda SchwehrThe Care Act is beginning to generate case law of real use to people with disabilities. In CP v NE Lincolnshire (Court of Appeal, 3 October, 2019) public law proceedings challenged t...
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