Entrust Blog

Social workers, do you have enough support and resources to protect children from harm?

18 Mar 2015

With David Cameron threatening jail for social workers who fail to protect children, we must evidence the huge pressure social workers are under.

Investing in social work can transform young people’s lives

16 Mar 2015

Social worker Rebecca Joy Novell welcomes the College of Social Work's election wish-list which calls for more money for the sector

Social workers feel powerless to intervene in cases of child neglect, finds survey

13 Mar 2015

Action for Children found social workers feel less empowered to help children suffering neglect than police, doctors and headteachers

Most authorities don’t know whether social workers’ caseloads are at an unsafe level

12 Mar 2015

A Community Care investigation has revealed implementation of the employer standards has been inconsistent, and many frontline workers don't know they exist

‘Social workers’ caseloads should be managed to provide more time for assessments under Care Act’

10 Mar 2015

Practitioners need to understand more about the person and their community to implement the strengths-based approach to assessment envisaged by legislation, says guide

Social worker launches petition to stop Cameron’s proposal to jail social workers

06 Mar 2015

Zowie Overy, a children's social worker, started the petition after the PM's controversial announcement earlier this week