News

​Should reporting child abuse be compulsory? Experts give their vi...
7/05/2015
Guardian Social Care: A new law could make it a criminal offence for social workers not to report suspicions of abuse. Child protection... Read more
Targets take priority over time with service users, social work s...
6/05/2015
Guardian Social Care: Social workers say pressure to hit performance targets is taking priority over spending time with vulnerable children... Read more
What will the election mean for the UK's public services?
29/04/2015
The Guardian: With a hung parliament likely Guardian experts analyse key pledges, from health to housing, by those who may form the next... Read more
Where next for the College of Social Work?
22/04/2015
With the College of Social Work now three years old, Community Care speaks to Chair Jo Cleary about what it has achieved and where it's going... Read more
Lib Dem manifesto promises to ‘radically transform’ mental health...
16/04/2015
Community Care: The Liberal Democrats today pledged to “radically transform mental health services” if they are elected to government. They'll... Read more
Manifestos back Frontline to 2020
15/04/2015
Frontline, the new charity with the aim of transforming children’s lives through an innovative approach to recruiting and developing... Read more
​Conservatives pledge to create regional adoption agencies
14/04/2015
Community Care: A Conservative government would create regional adoption agencies that work across local authority boundaries, the party’s... Read more
​Labour pledges to avoid ‘extreme’ social care cuts
13/04/2015
A Labour government would avoid ‘extreme’ social care cuts planned by the Conservatives and continue to fund the controversial Frontline fast-... Read more
'I am proud to be a social worker'
10/04/2015
Guardian Social Care: From protecting children from harm to building meaningful relationships, here are 5 reasons why social workers love... Read more
'I was instinctively a defender of social services': Ala...
18/03/2015
  Guardian Social Care: When he was 13, Alan Johnson’s mother died. His father, a violent drunk, had run off with a barmaid, and... Read more