Social workers who fail new accreditation tests being introduced by government will not lose their registration, the chief social worker for children has said.
All children’s services teams face the challenge of keeping staff turnover low against a landscape of tight budgets, so it is essential employers master the skills to retain, motivate and reward employees.
Having outsourced day-to-day management of its children’s services to an NHS trust, Trafford Council plans to become the first area to fully integrate social care and community health services for children and adults.
New Joint Targeted Area Inspections to assess how different agencies are working together to support vulnerable children have just been launched. Joe Lepper explores how they work.
Adam Offord talks to Ruth Allen, chief executive of the British Association of Social Workers.
At a time when government has highlighted the need to improve local domestic violence services, the support provided by Gateshead Council has been praised – with good information sharing between agencies at its heart.
Barely a day has gone by in September when Rotherham has not featured prominently...
There is a lot of research into the role children’s centres play in improving...