Entrust Blog

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

DfE investment in social work has come at expense of wider children’s workforce, says ADCS

12 Mar 2019

Policy paper calls for a national workforce lead for children's services to oversee a strategy that can fix ongoing issues

A third of social workers struggle to park for work every day, survey finds

11 Mar 2019

A recent survey answered by over 2,200 social found 43% of social workers said their employers did not make parking available for social work staff