Social work decision-making pressures are in some cases 'like asking junior doctor to perform open-heart surgery', academic suggests
Dr Sharif Haider writes about the importance of advice in social work and key skills social workers should be aware of
How one local authority's journey with a new structure is looking to tackle high caseloads and the challenges of recruiting qualified social workers
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
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?
Ryan Wise looks at the relationship between social workers, systems and feedback, and how the profession could do more