Social worker convicted of fraud banned from practice
A student social worker who served an eight month sentence for fraud has been removed from the social care register. Antoinette McClue was convicted of fraud by false representation at Snaresbrook...
UK commissioners welcome end to detaining child asylum seekers
There is a pressing need to end the detention of children for immigration purposes to avoid the damage it causes, the UK’s children’s commissioners have said, urging the UK government to do so...
Team managers given chance to hone frontline management skills
Team managers across Wales are being offered the opportunity to undertake sponsored training to develop their frontline management skills. The Team Manager Development Programme, which is made up of...
Children at risk of exploitation need better protection, warns Barnardo’s
There should be better co-ordination and information sharing between agencies to protect children at risk of child sexual exploitation, says Barnardo’s.
PM urged to ‘choose Life over Art’ by prioritising social work
BASW’s chief executive Hilton Dawson has written to the prime minister to urge him to prioritise social work jobs and services at the expense of arts funding.
Two year suspension for children’s worker
A children’s social worker who admitted failings in his handling of child protection work has been suspended from the social care register for two years.
Social worker with two jobs cleared of misconduct
A social worker who admitted taking on two full-time jobs simultaneously, but denied she had been dishonest in not telling both employers, has been cleared of misconduct by a General Social Care...
Derby social workers lose battle to keep allowances
Social workers in Derby have lost their battle with the city council to keep allowances for the use of private cars, with Unison agreeing to call a halt to industrial action.
Social services white paper for Wales
The deputy minister for social services in Wales has announced plans to publish a white paper on social services next year.