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Case management software system for social care 

16 Dec 17

Request to Wolverhampton City Council by Mr V Choksi .


FOI
Case management software system for social care 

14 Dec 17

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Mr V Choksi on 14 December 2017 .


Council
Team effort to keep hospital beds free this winter 

13 Dec 17

Health and council social care staff are working around the clock to keep hospital beds available during the busy winter period.


FOI
Structure/management of Children’s Social Care 

6 Dec 17

Response by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council to L.


FOI
Case Management Software System for Social Care 

4 Dec 17

Response by Birmingham City Council to Mr V Choksi on 4 December 2017 .


News
Staffordshire launches its ‘What’s Your Emergency?’ winter campaign 

2 Dec 17

THE NHS and social care in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent have launched its ‘What’s Your Emergency?’ winter campaign this week on Friday 1 December 2017.


FOI
Social Care Staffing – October 2017 

1 Dec 17

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Nonstop Recruitment on 1 December 2017 .


News
How social workers are supporting people with HIV and cognitive impairment to regain independence 

1 Dec 17

HIV/AIDS hit the headlines as a “new” disease back in the 1980s.


News
How can senior managers lead social work practice more effectively? 

30 Nov 17

An article by Brendan Clifford in September 2017 prompted renewed debate about a topic which has occupied many in the profession – and in government – in recent years; how to improve the effectiveness of practice leadership across children’s …


FOI
Adult Social Care in Wolverhampton 

30 Nov 17

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Jamie Wake on 30 November 2017 .


FOI
EHC assessments and social care advice and information 

30 Nov 17

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Educational Rights Alliance (ERA) on 30 November 2017 .


News
Social Worker of the Year Awards 2017: The winners 

24 Nov 17

A hospital social worker described by her colleagues as “approaching every case with passion and commitment” has been named Social Worker of the Year for 2017.


News
Large-scale contracting out of children’s services ‘on the doorstep’, report says 

23 Nov 17

Pressures on local authorities to produce good outcomes for children with shrinking budgets could open the door to large-scale contracting out of services, a report by healthcare consultancy Laing Buisson has said.


News
Leader of Staffordshire County Council welcomes budget pledge on NHS – but warns of need for adult social care funding 

23 Nov 17

The leader of Staffordshire County Council has welcomed the Chancellor’s budget pledge for NHS investment – but warned adult social care still poses significant changes in areas like Lichfield and Burntwood.


Rugby
What did Birmingham get from budget 2017 

22 Nov 17

A second devolution deal and cash to tackle rough sleeping – but no help for struggling social care, police or education services…


Business
This is what Birmingham got from the Budget 2017 

22 Nov 17

A second devolution deal and cash to tackle rough sleeping – but no help for struggling social care, police or education services…


FOI
Case management software system for social care 

21 Nov 17

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Mr V Choksi on 21 November 2017 .


FOI
Case Management Software System for Social Care 

21 Nov 17

Response by Birmingham City Council to Mr V Choksi on 21 November 2017 .


FOI
Case management software system for social care 

19 Nov 17

Request sent to Wolverhampton City Council by Mr V Choksi on 19 November 2017 .


News
Budget: 90 MPs demand action over social care and health service funding crisis 

18 Nov 17

Call comes as councils warn of a 2.3 billion social care funding gap…


FOI
Case Management Software System for Social Care 

17 Nov 17

Request sent to Birmingham City Council by Mr V Choksi on 17 November 2017 .


News
‘Social work must challenge political and public anxieties about child protection’ 

15 Nov 17

By Jo Warner Ten years after the death of Peter Connelly, or ‘Baby P’, it is right that we should reflect on what has happened since.


FOI
Implementation 

14 Nov 17

Request sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by Maurice May on 14 November 2017 .


FOI
Implementation 

14 Nov 17

Request sent to Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council by Anne Cleves on 14 November 2017 .


News
Gender should be a side issue in debates over social work’s diversity 

14 Nov 17

by Mollie Heywood Stereotypically labelled as ‘women’s work’, social work is a profession that can impact every single aspect of society in some way or another.


FOI
Implementation 

14 Nov 17

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Karen Worwood on 14 November 2017 .


FOI
Implementation costs and timescales 

13 Nov 17

Request sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by Mia Bonas on 13 November 2017 .


News
Ofsted praises council for improving social work practice despite staff turnover concerns 

10 Nov 17

Improving social work practice has been praised in an ‘inadequate’-rated children’s service.


News
Personalisation is dying – and there’s little effort to rescue it  

10 Nov 17

By Simon Stevens As a long-term service user, I have witnessed the rise of personalisation and now I believe I am witnessing its fall.


News
Proposed change to Working Together guidance could leave social workers ‘exposed’ 

8 Nov 17

A minor change to the wording of the Working Together to Safeguard Children guidance could leave social workers “exposed”, it has been claimed.


News
Council must meet mental health aftercare costs for man already awarded £3.5 million in damages 

8 Nov 17

A judge has dismissed a local authority’s appeal against providing mental health aftercare services to a man already awarded £3.5 million in damages for the accident that caused his personality disorder.


FOI
Implementation costs and timescales 

7 Nov 17

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Ethen Clarke on 7 November 2017 .


News
How can we better integrate theory and practice in social work training? 

7 Nov 17

by Alison Domakin and Liz Curry Finding ways to effectively integrate theory and practice in social work education is a continual challenge and one that the profession has grappled with for many years.


News
Social work and religion: ‘It is painful to look back on the views I held’ 

6 Nov 17

by Anonymous It has been interesting to follow the news of the court’s ruling to uphold the decision of Sheffield University’s Fitness to Practice panel regarding Felix Ngole’s removal from his masters in social work course last year.


FOI
Adult Social Care in Wolverhampton 

3 Nov 17

Follow up sent to Wolverhampton City Council by Jamie Wake on 3 November 2017 .


FOI
Structure/management of Children’s Social Care 

3 Nov 17

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to L.


FOI
Social Care Staffing – October 2017 

3 Nov 17

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Nonstop Recruitment on 3 November 2017 .


FOI
Structure/management of Children’s Social Care 

2 Nov 17

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to L.


FOI
Social Care Staffing – October 2017 

2 Nov 17

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Nonstop Recruitment on 2 November 2017 .


FOI
Structure/management of Children’s Social Care 

2 Nov 17

Response by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council to L.


Blog comment
Improving Access to Adult Social Care in Solihull 

2 Nov 17

At a recent  Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Board Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Board I attended plans to improve access to adult social care provision in the borough were put before us to consider, specifically in respect of: Extra …


News
Judgment limits cases social workers will have to take to court regarding detention of young people 

2 Nov 17

by Mithran Samuel Luke Stevenson Parents will be able to consent to the detention of children aged 16 and 17 who lack the capacity to consent themselves, following a Court of Appeal judgement that overturned the previous law.


FOI
Structure/management of Children’s Social Care 

2 Nov 17

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by L.


FOI
Structure/management of Children’s Social Care 

2 Nov 17

Request sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by L.


FOI
Structure/management of Children’s Social Care 

2 Nov 17

Request sent to Wolverhampton City Council by L.


FOI
Structure/management of Children’s Services 

2 Nov 17

Request sent to Wolverhampton City Council by L.


FOI
Social Care Staffing – October 2017 

2 Nov 17

Response by Coventry City Council to Nonstop Recruitment on 2 November 2017 .


FOI
Social Care Staffing – October 2017 

2 Nov 17

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Nonstop Recruitment on 2 November 2017 .


FOI
Social Care Staffing – October 2017 

2 Nov 17

Request sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by Nonstop Recruitment on 2 November 2017 .


FOI
Social Care Staffing – October 2017 

2 Nov 17

Request sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by Nonstop Recruitment on 2 November 2017 .







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