June 2014

Chief social worker defends government’s controversial new outsourcing laws

30 Jun 2014

Any policy change carries 'risks and opportunities', writes Isabelle Trowler in response to recent criticism from Professor Ray Jones

Postcode lottery on free social care at the end of life, finds report

27 Jun 2014

Continuing healthcare fast-track scheme open to local interpretation when it should not be, finds study for palliative care charities

‘More social work placements in mental health services needed’, says minister

26 Jun 2014

Shortage of placements for trainees brought up in Lords debate on mental health social work

Crisis-hit child protection system setting thresholds ‘deliberately high’, finds report

25 Jun 2014

Major report from the Centre for Social Justice warns radical wholescale reform is needed to repair England's failing child protection system

Government restricts children’s services outsourcing to non-profit providers following ‘privatisation’ row

24 Jun 2014

Councils will be given powers to delegate children's services functions from Autumn 2014 but only to not-for-profit providers, government confirms

Supreme Court ruling triggers sharp rise in deprivation of liberty notifications to CQC

23 Jun 2014

Social workers warn of ‘far reaching’ impact of judgement in 'P v Cheshire West' and 'P and Q v Surrey' cases