Published on 30th July 2018
A locum social worker, or agency social worker, is a social worker who works for an organisation on a short-term contract rather than a permanent basis. A locum social worker tends to use a social work recruitment agency to find suitable social work placements.
Published on 11th July 2018
The children’s social care system varies ‘wildly’ from one area to another with children’s safety being jeopardised, a report has warned.
Published on 4th July 2018
More than two million children are living in complex family circumstances which make them vulnerable, the children’s commissioner for England has warned.
Published on 27th June 2018
Survivors of domestic violence and their children are being forced to sleep rough due to some housing teams failing to support them, Women’s Aid has warned.
Published on 12th June 2018
Almost half of the entire £8.6 billion children’s services budget in England is now spent on 73,000 children in the care system, according to analysis carried out for the children’s commissioner for England.
Published on 7th June 2018
More than 85% of social workers have experienced intimidating behaviour, BASW has warned.
Published on 1st June 2018
Thousands of children in care are still ‘pinging’ around the system, changing homes, schools or social worker, the children’s commissioner for England has found.
Published on 28th May 2018
Social care funding will need to increase by 3.9% a year to meet the needs of an ageing population and an increasing number of younger adults living with disabilities, a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies has warned.
Published on 9th May 2018
MPs have criticised the government’s proposals to transform children and young people’s mental health services as unambitious and failing to help young people who need support.