Jun 14 2016

Come and see us at the National Social Services Confer...

Once again we are looking forward to attending the National Social Services Conference (NSSC) 2016 which takes place in Llandudno, Wales at the end of this month (29-30 June 2016). This year we will be located on stand B, where our senior management team will be on hand to speak with delegates about their individual […]

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Jun 06 2016

Avoiding the ration book in managing assessment backlo...

According to BASW and ADASS, more than 40% of annual care reviews are overdue in some parts of the country. And we shouldn’t be surprised. Demand for care is going up at the same time as resources are shrinking. The £3bn savings needed in England over the spending review period are on top of £2bn already […]

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Apr 28 2016

Why are we waiting?

About 400,000 children are currently subject to a Child in Need (CIN) assessment plan in England. Depending on size, councils currently hold between 1,000 and 10,000 cases. This is an increase over the past decade, but the problem isn’t really the quantity, but the lack of timely and appropriate action once the assessment is made. […]

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Mar 15 2016

Celebrating World Social Work Day

It may seem like an average Tuesday, but today marks World Social Work Day (WSWD), and we’ll be celebrating the remarkable work of social workers and the many people whose lives they’ve transformed. Today, you’ll notice our twitter feed referencing #WSWD16 as a nod to the annual event that provides social workers across the world […]

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Nov 13 2015

Skylakes NCAS competition winner, Cllr Andy Coles, ref...

At the National Children and Adult Services Conference 2015 we were delighted to share the achievements of our social work delivery arm, Skylakes. Along with discussing how we have helped partner organisations respond quickly to improve outcomes for adults, children and families, visitors were keen to test their own agility with our charity challenge. Contestants […]

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Oct 23 2015

Highlights from this year’s NCAS

This year’s National Children and Adult Services Conference (NCAS) once again, saw an impressive range of plenary, breakout and breakfast sessions covering a broad spectrum issues. Two sessions in particular, delivered by Chief Social Worker for Adults, Lyn Romeo, focused on better safeguarding and reporting of risks and abuse for vulnerable adults and children. Lyn […]

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