Entrust Blog

Children Act ‘betrayed’ in climate of cuts, top family barrister says

17 Apr 2019

Social work decision-making pressures are in some cases 'like asking junior doctor to perform open-heart surgery', academic suggests

Despite the importance of giving advice in social work, we rarely talk about this skill

17 Apr 2019

Dr Sharif Haider writes about the importance of advice in social work and key skills social workers should be aware of

The Ofsted Interview: ‘I didn’t want to put staff through a restructure without an evidence base’

17 Apr 2019

How one local authority's journey with a new structure is looking to tackle high caseloads and the challenges of recruiting qualified social workers

Identifying and assessing dementia in adults with learning disabilities

09 Apr 2019

Dementia in people with learning disabilities can often be missed or overlooked

Council’s decision to stop majority of DoLS assessments left 3,000 without legal protection, ombudsman finds

03 Apr 2019

Financial pressures prompted council to create own guidance for ranking DoLS requests that was unlawful, while backlog of cases continued to grow

A key part of being a social work student is service user feedback – why does this stop after qualifying?

21 Mar 2019

Ryan Wise looks at the relationship between social workers, systems and feedback, and how the profession could do more