Measures in Children and Social Work Bill will allow government to ‘test new ways of working’ by granting councils opt out from certain statutory duties
An Ofsted inspection found that a strong loyalty to the council from social workers helped make children's services 'good'
Social workers need protected study time so they can learn about the latest research and apply it in practice, argues Matt Bee
Joint inspection of Central Bedfordshire also found link social workers for GP practices had boosted communication
Initial analysis of accreditation pilot results suggests vast majority of practitioners performed well, Community Care has learned
Performance problems, financial pressures and NHS policy shifts behind Swindon decision not to renew contract with social enterprise SEQOL