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A council has apologised for the ‘distress’ of a family who were unable to spend time with their dying baby due to social work failings.
Separating elderly couples when one or both of them go into care is ‘inhumane’, a senior judge has said.
The Government should scrap plans for an accreditation scheme for social workers because it would take up time that could be spent helping vulnerable families, a union has demanded.
Social workers in Essex removed a vulnerable teen from the care of her family ‘without any warning’, ombudsman finds.
Council chiefs have criticised a new amendment to the Children and Social Work Bill which requires local authorities to maintain and report a local safeguarding and welfare capacity register.
The Government has scrapped controversial clauses from the Children and Social Work Bill that would have exempted select local authorities from their statutory duties to young people.
Whistleblowers applying for jobs in the children’s social care sector will be covered by new legal protections, the Government has announced.
Plans to allow councils to set up social work trusts could prove dangerous for children, according to a new report from Unison.
The Government has made changes to the Children and Social Work Bill in a bid to sooth fears that private organisations could profit from social services.
Government proposals for social work reform have ‘significant weaknesses’ and should be scrapped, says Education Committee.