Entrust Blog

Social workers set to be given ‘ominous’ duty to identify and report extremism

30 Jan 2015

Home Office consultation proposes councils should do more to prevent terrorism, with potentially huge implications for social workers

Case backlog leaves ‘worryingly high’ number of people deprived of liberty without authorisation, warns CQC

27 Jan 2015

Regulator finds local authorities have been overwhelmed by impact of Supreme Court's 'Cheshire West' ruling last year

‘Will Silent Witness compound views that no child is safe from removal?’

23 Jan 2015

The latest episode of crime drama, Silent Witness, showed some appreciation for the pressures of social work but it was littered with inaccuracies, writes BASW professional officer Sue Kent

‘Worst portrayal of the social work profession I have seen EVER!’

21 Jan 2015

A collection of responses to the latest episode of forensic crime drama, Silent Witness, which saw a social worker at the centre of the story

Chief social worker to ‘strengthen’ skills statement’s focus on Mental Capacity Act

20 Jan 2015

Adult's chief Lyn Romeo to give more prominent role to capacity laws in forthcoming knowledge and skills statement

BASW slams ‘aspirational’ guidance on health and welfare of looked-after children

19 Jan 2015

Social workers respond to government consultation on the guidance, which would come into force in March this year