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BASW writes to BBC over ‘cardboard cut-out’ social worker portrayal in EastEnders 

20 Oct 17

The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) has sent an open letter to the BBC complaining about the “cardboard cut-out” portrayal of a social worker in EastEnders.


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Cost of care for Adult Social Care 

18 Oct 17

Response by Dudley Council to Justine Tonks on 18 October 2017 .


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Adult Social Care in Sandwell 

18 Oct 17

Response by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council to Jamie Wake on 18 October 2017 .


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Adult Social Care in Solihull 

18 Oct 17

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Jamie Wake on 18 October 2017 .


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Adult Social Care in Dudley 

17 Oct 17

Response by Dudley Council to Jamie Wake on 17 October 2017 .


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EHC assessments and social care advice and information 

17 Oct 17

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Educational Rights Alliance (ERA) on 17 October 2017 .


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EHC assessments and social care advice and information 

16 Oct 17

Follow up sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by Educational Rights Alliance (ERA) on 16 October 2017 .


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Adult Social Care in Walsall 

16 Oct 17

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Jamie Wake on 16 October 2017 .


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EHC assessments and social care advice and information 

16 Oct 17

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Educational Rights Alliance (ERA) on 16 October 2017 .


Blog feature
Shared Lives Carer needed to join Independent Panel for CVT 

16 Oct 17

Camphill Village Trust is currently in the process of putting together an Independent Panel for its innovative Shared Lives Scheme, being developed across the Borough of Dudley and the surrounding areas.


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EHC assessments and social care advice and information 

14 Oct 17

Request sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by Educational Rights Alliance (ERA) on 14 October 2017 .


NHS
Healthwatch Birmingham launches video campaign to promote patient feedback 

12 Oct 17

Healthwatch Birmingham has launched a new video series to raise awareness of the simple ways people can share their experiences of local services.


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Cost of care for Adult Social Care 

10 Oct 17

Response by Dudley Council to Justine Tonks on 10 October 2017 .


News
Why and how social workers should use social media 

10 Oct 17

by Gordon Carson Luke Stevenson Social media’s role in social workers’ personal and professional lives has been hotly debated in the past few years, and inappropriate social media postings have even led to Health and Care Professions Council (…


News
County’s integration of social care and health under fire from regulator 

9 Oct 17

“Urgent and significant” improvements to health and social care integration in Cornwall must be made if the county is to tackle ongoing problems with transfers of care, a review has found.


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Adult Social Care in Wolverhampton 

9 Oct 17

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Jamie Wake on 9 October 2017 .


Local news
[Petition] Campaign underway as Kings Norton Day Centre threatened with closure 

6 Oct 17

Service users and their relatives have launched a campaign to save a much loved Kings Norton Day Centre from closure.


News
Judge praises ‘focused’ social worker for high-quality evidence in care proceedings 

5 Oct 17

A judge has praised a social worker for giving “focused”, “thoughtful” and “reflective” evidence in court.


News
Be at the forefront of children’s social work 

5 Oct 17

If you’re an experienced social worker interested in joining a first-class team delivering a new and ground-breaking service, we’d like to hear from you.


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Adult Social Care in Wolverhampton 

4 Oct 17

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Jamie Wake on 4 October 2017 .


News
Social Worker of the Year Awards finalists announced 

3 Oct 17

More than 80 social workers and social work teams have been selected as finalists for the prestigious Social Work of the Year Awards.


News
What the new looked-after children statistics don’t tell us 

3 Oct 17

By Paul Bywaters The latest DfE statistics on looked-after children (LAC) in England , out last week, highlight the continuing rise in the number of LAC – up another 3% this year – accompanied for the first time in five years by a rise in the …


News
Social worker struck off after withholding information about sex-offender ex-partner 

2 Oct 17

An experienced social worker has been struck off from the register after misleading fellow professionals who became involved in her personal life when her ex-partner was investigated for child sex offences.


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Adult Social Care in Walsall 

27 Sep 17

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Jamie Wake on 27 September 2017 .


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Adult Social Care in Wolverhampton 

27 Sep 17

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Jamie Wake on 27 September 2017 .


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Adult Social Care in Solihull 

27 Sep 17

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Jamie Wake on 27 September 2017 .


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Adult Social Care in Birmingham 

26 Sep 17

Response by Birmingham City Council to Jamie Wake on 26 September 2017 .


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Adult Social Care in Dudley 

26 Sep 17

Response by Dudley Council to Jamie Wake on 26 September 2017 .


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Adult Social Care in Sandwell 

26 Sep 17

Response by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council to Jamie Wake on 26 September 2017 .


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Adult Social Care in Coventry 

26 Sep 17

Response by Coventry City Council to Jamie Wake on 26 September 2017 .


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Adult Social Care in Wolverhampton 

26 Sep 17

Request sent to Wolverhampton City Council by Jamie Wake on 26 September 2017 .


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Adult Social Care in Walsall 

26 Sep 17

Request sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by Jamie Wake on 26 September 2017 .


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Adult Social Care in Solihull 

26 Sep 17

Request sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by Jamie Wake on 26 September 2017 .


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Adult Social Care in Sandwell 

26 Sep 17

Request sent to Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council by Jamie Wake on 26 September 2017 .


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Adult Social Care in Dudley 

26 Sep 17

Request sent to Dudley Council by Jamie Wake on 26 September 2017 .


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Adult Social Care in Coventry 

26 Sep 17

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Jamie Wake on 26 September 2017 .


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Adult Social Care in Birmingham 

26 Sep 17

Request sent to Birmingham City Council by Jamie Wake on 26 September 2017 .


Blog comment
Adult Care charging consult 

25 Sep 17

The City of Wolverhampton Council wants people to have a say about proposals to revise its policy on contributions towards non-residential adult social care.


News
What we’ve learned from moderating ASYE portfolios 

22 Sep 17

By Deborah Hadwin, workforce development officer at Solihull council, and Lesley Parish, practice facilitator at the University of Worcester The Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) programme will be familiar to all social workers, but …


Council
Health Secretary urged to release critical funds as winter approaches 

21 Sep 17

Cllr Paulette Hamilton Council leaders across the West Midlands, including Birmingham, have written to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt calling for NHS England to release funding for essential social care services ahead of the winter months.


News
Should written agreements still be a common part of child protection practice? 

21 Sep 17

‘Draconian’; ‘unsafe’; ‘knee jerk reaction’; ‘shoddy practice’.


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Social Care IT 

19 Sep 17

Follow up sent to Wolverhampton City Council by Sally Marsh on 19 September 2017 .


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Cost of care for Adult Social Care 

18 Sep 17

Response by Dudley Council to Justine Tonks on 18 September 2017 .


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Cost of care for Adult Social Care 

18 Sep 17

Request sent to Dudley Council by Justine Tonks on 18 September 2017 .


News
Social care redundancies will leave service on brink of collapse warns union 

15 Sep 17

4 million cuts to city’s home care service include 150 care workers jobs…


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What we learned about social work in England by visiting America 

15 Sep 17

By Seanna Lassetter, Kelly Tighe and Professor Jon Glasby In the summer of 2017, a spate of gang-related shootings hit the headlines in Chicago.


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Social worker criticised for ‘factually impoverished’ evidence in court 

12 Sep 17

A social worker has been criticised after presenting some of the most “factually impoverished and unhelpful evidence” a judge had heard from a professional in court.


News
Children’s Social Worker – Coventry 

11 Sep 17

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Social Care Case Management System 

7 Sep 17

Response by Birmingham City Council to Steve Hall on 7 September 2017 .


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Social Care Case Management System 

7 Sep 17

Follow up sent to Birmingham City Council by Steve Hall on 7 September 2017 .







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