Entrust Blog

IRO service needs radical improvement to promote effective challenge

07 Feb 2019

Many independent reviewing officers have a positive impact on children's lives, but recent court judgments show the system must enable them to do their jobs properly

Council to replace social workers’ IT system first installed in 1995

05 Feb 2019

Durham council is today replacing a 'not fit for purpose' database with a modern electronic case management system

Huge social work recruitment drive won’t upset local job market, council says

01 Feb 2019

Liverpool council's two-year plan seeks to take on 115 new social workers, including via apprenticeships, to address Ofsted caseload concerns

Authorities piloting spending powers for social workers announced

28 Jan 2019

Six councils to share What Works Centre's £2.4 million Change Programme funding, which will also see social workers located in schools

Are these the priorities for children’s social care in 2019?

21 Jan 2019

Austerity, social work education and the What Work's Centre - are these the things that will define 2019 in social care?

‘Dogged determination’ of social workers secures Birmingham’s first Ofsted improvement in a decade

17 Jan 2019

Children's services judged 'requires improvement' in wake of transfer to trust, with inspectors warning much work remains