social work

Social work failings stopped parents visiting dying baby


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.

Judge calls for end of ‘inhumane’ separation of elderly couples in care homes


Separating elderly couples when one or both of them go into care is ‘inhumane’, a senior judge has said.

Accreditation scheme will make job harder for social workers warns union


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 removed vulnerable teen from family ‘without warning’


Social workers in Essex removed a vulnerable teen from the care of her family ‘without any warning’, ombudsman finds.

Councils criticise amendment calling for safeguarding and welfare capacity register


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.

Government scraps controversial 'innovation' clauses from Social Work Bill


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.

New legal protection for whistleblowers announced


Whistleblowers applying for jobs in the children’s social care sector will be covered by new legal protections, the Government has announced.

Social workers reject 'unsafe' reforms


Plans to allow councils to set up social work trusts could prove dangerous for children, according to a new report from Unison.

Government soothes children's services privatisation fears


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.

Whitehall should abandon its social work reforms, committee urges


Government proposals for social work reform have ‘significant weaknesses’ and should be scrapped, says Education Committee.

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