Age UK plea for social care budgets to be protected
Thousands of older people’s lives could be placed at risk if social care budgets are slashed in tomorrow’s Budget, Age UK has warned.
Marked increase in Scotland social work degree applicants
New figures show a marked upturn in students joining social work degree courses in Scotland, according to the Scottish Social Services Council.
Nottinghamshire social workers’ annual leave cut
Long-serving social workers at Nottinghamshire county council have had their annual leave cut by three days.
Newly qualified social workers
A study of newly qualified social workers has found that most wanted to quit after a year because of a combination of work pressures and lack of support.