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11 months ago
LSWC news

The Big Listen Report: the experiences of London's workforce

Our new research provides valuable insights to address recruitment and retention issues across children's services in London
11 months ago
External news

Government slammed for rejecting Child Maintenance Service reform advice

A committee of MPs has criticised the government for rejecting most of its recommendations for reform of the embattled Child Maintenance Service CMS The CMS was launched in to help secure payments from absent parents -- mostly fathers -- towards raising their children but has faced criticism both for placing too many financial demands...
11 months ago
External news

Ofsted launches consultation for inspecting supported accommodation

We are seeking views on proposals for how we will inspect supported accommodation for looked after children and care leavers aged to...
11 months ago
External news

Child victims of exploitation left ‘invisible’ during school holidays

Social Work Recap is a weekly series where we present key news events conversations tweets and campaigns around social work from the preceding week From a report warning of inadequate risk assessments increasing the vulnerability to domestic abuse by people...
11 months ago
External news

NHS to offer lifechanging drug to premature babies

For the first time babies that are born too early in England can be offered a revolutionary drug that helps prevent them from going blind This week the NHS announced that injections of a drug called ranibizumab can help to stop premature babies from losing their sight The disease known as retinopathy of prematurity ROP...
11 months ago
External news

Sindi Mvubu– 2019 Frontline programme fellow

Sindi Mvubu was part of the Frontline programme in and currently works in a court team specialising in court proceedings Sindi embarked on the Frontline programme as a mother and career changer She is a proactive and pragmatic leader evident through her ability to apply skills from her counselling background within her social work practice...
11 months ago
LSWC news

The Black Care Experience publish 2023 Conference Report

The Black Care Experience Conference Report 2023 report presents the key findings from the conference's small group sessions, where delegates delved into crucial questions regarding cultural competency in Children's Social Care.
11 months ago
External news

Sharon Shoesmith: how social workers can get their professional pride back

Community Care's Choose Social Work campaign aims to counteract the negative media coverage of the profession and show the brilliant work social workers do every day Read about why we're launching this campaign and the five steps you can take...
11 months ago
External news

‘Substituted parenting’ risk used to justify removing children without evidence base, finds study

By Mithran Samuel and Clare Jerrom Councils are justifying removing children from parents with learning disabilities using a concept that lacks evidence risking discrimination research has found The term 'substituted parenting' has become a negative shorthand based on unevidenced theoretical...
11 months ago
External news

Children’s health hangs in the balance due to hospital backlogs

Canada-based children's hospitals wait list has hit the highest it's ever been forcing infants to go without appropriate healthcare treatment New research which was published on the last day of June highlighted that two-thirds of paediatric patients in need of surgery at two of Ontario's largest children's hospitals are being forced to wait beyond the...
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