social work

Social work failings stopped parents visiting dying baby

08/11/2018

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

10/05/2017

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

04/04/2017

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’

09/03/2017

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

07/03/2017

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

06/03/2017

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

09/11/2016

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

03/11/2016

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

19/10/2016

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

13/07/2016

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

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Declaring a climate change emergency

Local authorities can play a key role in tackling climate change – and there is plenty for them to do. Never before has thinking globally and acting locally been more important, says Mark Whitehead.
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DEPUTY DIRECTOR

City of Bradford MDC
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Big and diverse, Bradford is the UK’s youngest city Bradford, West Yorkshire
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Senior Financial Accountant

Essex County Council
£50001.0 - £59590 per annum
Essex County Council is one the largest and most complex local authorities in the UK, with a turnover of £2bn. We are a Council with high ambitions, a England, Essex, Chelmsford
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Financial Accountant

Essex County Council
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Essex County Council is one the largest and most complex local authorities in the UK, with a turnover of £2bn. We are a Council with high ambitions, a England, Essex, Chelmsford
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Senior Practitioner - Children in Care

Essex County Council
£38000.0 - £46000.0 per annum
Senior Practitioner - Children in Care - BasildonIn ECC we are "Serious about Social Work". Having recently won the Best Social Work Employer of the Y England, Essex, Basildon
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Chelmsford City Council
Grade 3 - £9.29 per hour
South Woodham Ferrers Leisure Centre is a large, multi-purpose complex accommodating a swimming pool, a sports hall, two further halls, Fitness Roo... Chelmsford, Essex
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