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One in five social care complaints made to the ombudsman last year involved concerns about the Mental Capacity Act or DoLS

Source: Social workers ‘too often’ failing to apply Mental Capacity Act properly, says watchdog


My social workers seem to fear me and would rather give into “my demands” than sit around the table

Source: Do my social workers fear a clued-up service user?

Katie Mantell argues we need to do more to raise understanding of what social care is and how it’s provided and funded.

Source: Social care: what’s in a name? | The King’s Fund

Who provides social care?

Analysis finds bonus payments to children’s social workers has increased poor retention among social workers in adult’s services

Source: Parking and pay disparities help increase agency spend, council finds | Community Care

impact of austerity, a “blame culture” and fewer opportunities to work directly with service users

Source: Only one in six social workers want to be managers, survey finds | Social Care Network | The Guardian

Social workers tell us the impact their work is having on their lives outside of work

Source: 50 ways social work affects your personal life | Community Care

Social workers at Rotherham look after between 15 to 20 cases at any one time

Source: Want a smaller social work caseload? Come to Rotherham

Report shows more than three-quarters of practitioners audited in September 2014 had their CPD profiles accepted

Source: How social workers fared in first HCPC audits | Community Care

If burnout’s a common outcome of the conditions we work in, why isn’t it treated as an industrial injury, asks Social Work Tutor

Source: Social workers need to be backed, not left to burn out | Community Care

Relentless drives to reform our profession could be moving us further away from what matters to those we support, writes Social Work Tutor

Source: Forcing constant change on social workers risks an illusion of progress | Community Care

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