Published on 20th August 2019
Locum social workers are more likely to be working for authorities rated as inadequate by Ofsted, a study has found.
Published on 23rd July 2019
An inquiry examining what social workers need to ensure children receive the best possible help and protection has been launched by The Education Committee.
Published on 20th June 2019
Social workers are to be given extra support to promote good mental health under a package of prevention measures announced by the prime minister.
Published on 15th June 2019
Children who experience domestic abuse should be seen as victims, a joint committee on the draft Domestic Abuse Bill has said.
Published on 17th May 2019
More than 200 children have had their Deprivation of Liberty authorised by a court but they are locked away and their whereabouts in the system is invisible, the children's commissioner for England has warned.
Published on 16th April 2019
Over a third of areas around England saw a real-terms fall in spending on preventative mental health services for children and young people in 2018-2019, the children's commissioner for England has warned.
Published on 29th March 2019
Senior leadership at Newham children's services need to urgently progress their improvement plan to address deficits in social work practice, Ofsted has warned.
Published on 15th March 2019
A multi-agency approach is required to put children first and protect them from county lines, gangs, knives, drugs and from adults who pose a risk to them, Ofsted has said.
Published on 27th February 2019
The government has unveiled guidance for when compulsory health education is introduced in schools.
Published on 8th January 2019
NHS England has pledged that 100% of children and young people who need specialist help for mental health problems should be able to access it over the next decade.
Published on 4th January 2019
More than half of the complaints made to the Health and Care Professions Council last year were in relation to social workers, the regulators annual Fitness to Practise report has revealed.