London is thinking differently about agency social workers in an effort to regain the balance with permanent staff
Regulator says it ‘can take fitness to practise action’ over social worker’s actions in Channel 4 documentary if necessary
Our research suggests child protection interventions are increasingly being used to manage the demand for social care, writes Rick Hood
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