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Unions seek 12.7% pay rise for council social workers

Community Care

pay rise for council social workers and other local authority staff in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for 2023-24. to local authority social workers, a better deal than those accorded to NHS practitioners in England and Wales and Cafcass family court advisers (FCA).

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Social worker shortages making job ‘unsustainable’ for some, warns Ofsted

Community Care

Social worker shortages are making an already challenging job ‘unsustainable’ for some practitioners, Ofsted has warned in its annual report, published today. Children Social work leaders Workforce agency social workers Ofsted recruitment and retention

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Neurodivergent social workers ‘exhausted’ from lack of understanding at work

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A lack of awareness and support systems in the social work sector has cultivated a climate of apprehension and exhaustion for social workers with neurodiverse conditions such as autism , ADHD and dyslexia. the social worker’s name has been altered for anonymity.

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Agency social worker pay to be capped to that of permanent staff

Community Care

Agency social worker pay in would be capped to the equivalent earned by permanent staff under government plans to reduce the use and cost of locums in statutory children’s services. A requirement for a minimum six-week notice period for agency social workers.

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Reinstate hospital social workers to improve discharge outcomes, PSWs urge Barclay

Community Care

Hospital social workers should be reinstated onto wards to support people to achieve better outcomes on discharge, amid the current severe pressures on the NHS and social care. Impact of reduced social work involvement.

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Specialist child protection social workers to be introduced in DfE care review response

Community Care

Specialist social workers will be appointed to lead child protection cases while a new framework will be introduced to support practitioners at the start of their careers, the government has said in its response to the care review.

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4% pay rise for NHS social workers

Community Care

NHS-employed social workers will get a pay rise of about 4% this year, the government has said. Most NHS social workers are in bands 6 – where pay ranged from £32,306 to £39,027 in 2021-22 – or 7 (£40,057 to £45,839).

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Why do social workers burnout?

Save the Social Worker

This sounds like the most politically incorrect thing you can say as a social worker. How can you not care as a social worker? How can you call yourself a social worker? I can’t be a social worker anymore. The post Why do social workers burnout?

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UNISON members back £1,925 pay rise for social workers

Community Care

UNISON members have voted to back councils’ offer of a £1,925 pay rise for local authority social workers this year. The union – which represents an estimated 40,000 social workers – announced the move on Twitter earlier today.

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Social worker pay 57% higher in councils than independent sector

Community Care

Average pay for adult social workers is 57% higher in local authorities than in the independent sector, official data has revealed. Estimated average hourly pay for local authority adult social workers was £19.75 More on social work pay.

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DfE working on plan to restrict use of agency social workers, says ADCS president

Community Care

The Department for Education (DfE) is drawing up a plan to address the use of agency social workers in England, according to a leading director. A spokesperson for the department said: “We are currently considering the recommendations of the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care.

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Council social workers offered £1,925 pay rise

Community Care

Council leaders have offered social workers and other local authority staff a £1,925 pay rise for 2022-23. For an average social worker on point 30, earning £34,373 in 2021-22, this would amount to a 5.6% Social work leaders Workforce social work pay

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Journalist Turned Social Worker?

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Georgiana Ndlovu You might not think it at first but I’d argue that my former life as a reporter has held me in good stead to pursue my next career as a future social worker. Opinion Professional Development Social Work journalism

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Increasing number of agency social workers are NQSWs, warn children’s directors

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Increasing numbers of children’s agency social workers are newly qualified, amid worsening staff shortages and rising demand, directors have warned. of all full-time equivalent social worker posts in local authorities or children’s trusts were filled by agency staff.

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4,000 social workers face removal as 96% renew registration

Community Care

Just over 4,000 social workers will no longer be able to in practise in England because they did not renew their registration this year, according to provisional figures. It is illegal to practise in England using the protected title of social worker unless you are registered.

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Quality of social workers ‘higher than ever’, says ADCS president

Community Care

As he prepared to take over as Association of Directors of Children’s Services president, Steve Crocker said he was “awed” by the proficiency of social workers entering the profession. More regulation of social work agencies needed.

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Council social workers to have registration fees covered as unions agree pay deal

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Council social workers and care staff in Scotland will no longer have to pay registration fees after unions agreed a pay deal with employers. Council workers will also gain an extra day’s leave. Social workers to have registration fees paid.

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Fivefold rise in number of social workers hired through agency teams in past year, report directors

Community Care

There has been a fivefold increase in the number of children’s social workers hired by councils as part of project teams supplied by employment agencies, directors have reported. Post pandemic, I haven’t got enough social workers and now I can’t get any from an agency.

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Social worker pay ‘becoming uncompetitive’ at Cafcass, warns chief

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Social worker pay at Cafcass will be “uncompetitive” in many places unless the government gives the family courts body more freedom to set salaries, its chief executive has warned. Social workers need at least three years’ post-qualifying experience to join Cafcass as an FCA.

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Social Worker of the Year: ‘As social workers, we promote social justice’

Community Care

Advanced fostering practitioner Vivian Okeze-Tirado was working at home when she was crowned overall winner at this year’s Social Worker of the Year Awards. Social Worker of the Year Awards winners unveiled. Time for social workers to act against racism.

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Council social workers given 1.75% pay rise after unions agree terms

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Council social workers are receiving a 1.75% pay increase this month, back paid from April last year, after unions agreed a deal with employers. million local authority employees – including social workers. ” Social work leaders Workforce social worker pay

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Agile working failing to meet social workers’ needs in Scotland, finds study

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Agile working practices such as hotdesking are failing to meet social workers’ needs in Scotland and employers should review them, a study has concluded. 11 tips to improve hotdesking for social workers. Talk about what social workers do, not where they sit.

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Home Office social worker guidance unlawful, High Court rules

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Home Office guidance for social workers assessing the age of young people arriving in Kent is unlawful, the High Court has ruled. Social workers have conducted several hundred short-form assessments under the unlawful guidance since it was published.

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Unions demand 11% pay rise for social workers

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Local government unions have called for an 11% pay rise for social workers and other council staff in response to the mounting cost of living. ” Stagnation in social work pay. The pay claim follows longstanding stagnation in social work pay and deepening work pressures.

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Most councils struggling to recruit and retain social workers, finds LGA

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Most English councils are struggling to recruit and retain social workers, with finding and keeping children’s practitioners the biggest challenge across the workforce. One in six roles (16.7%) filled by agency social workers as of last June, up from 15.6%

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Unions seek 11% wage rise for Cafcass staff after chief’s warnings of social worker exodus

Community Care

pay increase for Cafcass workers, after management warnings that it risked a staffing exodus over government wage constraints. Cafcass ‘in serious jeopardy’ regarding social work staffing due to pay constraints. Social worker pay ‘becoming uncompetitive’ at Cafcass, warns chief.

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Social worker CPD submissions lagging behind 2021 levels, regulator reveals

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Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll.Continuing professional development submissions by social workers in England are lagging behind 2021 levels despite increased requirements this year, the regulator has revealed.

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More social workers will be needed to implement adult social care reforms, says chief social worker

Community Care

Adults’ services in England will need more social workers over the next two years to implement the government’s social care reforms, the chief social worker has said. Social care reform plans.

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BURNOUT SOCIAL WORKERS SUFFERING PTSD

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Many who pursue social work careers are naturally compassionate with a high degree of empathy and an even higher work ethic. social workers social issues

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1,000 social workers deregistered after paying £90 fee and meeting CPD requirements

Community Care

Just over 1,000 social workers have been removed from the register despite paying the £90 fee and meeting continuing professional development (CPD) requirements in this year’s renewal round. ” Philip Hallam, Social Work England’s executive director of regulation.

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Sharp rise in social workers sharing diversity data with regulator

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There has been a sharp rise in the number of social workers sharing data on their protected characteristics with the regulator. Information on how data is used is available in Social Work England’s privacy policy.

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Social work diary: ‘Why I introduce myself as a social worker, not a manager’

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At what stage does someone stop being seen as a social worker and only seen as a manager? I have noticed that if I introduce myself by name and state my profession is social work but I am also a manager, people will look at me strangely.

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Council’s decision on ‘pay cut’ for emergency duty social workers delayed after dispute

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Wiltshire council has delayed a decision to change unsocial hours payments for staff, after emergency duty social workers warned they could see their earnings dwindle by £7,000 as a result. Unions reject ‘insulting’ pay offer for council social workers.

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‘Stretched’ social workers struggling to navigate ‘complicated’ overseas placements

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Looked-after children are being denied their right to a family because of councils’ lack of data on potential overseas placements and “stretched” social workers’ difficulties in exploring them, a charity has warned. Social workers ‘stretched beyond imagination’.

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Hospice Social Workers

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Elderly/Aging Long Term Care what social workers do senior careThe word hospice derives from the Latin, hospitum , meaning hospitality or place of rest and protection for the ill and weary.

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Temporarily registered social workers no longer able to practise

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Social workers temporarily registered in England and Wales during the pandemic will no longer be able to practise after today. Restoration is available to anyone previously registered with Social Work England or predecessor regulator the Health and Care Professions Council.

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8% of social workers have shared diversity data with regulator

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Eight per cent of social workers have shared data on their protected characteristics with the regulator, a year after it started collecting the information to highlight inequalities. It’s right to focus on race, but we must look at equality in social work in the round’.

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Over a third of social workers still to renew five days from registration deadline

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Over a third of social workers are yet to renew their registration with five days to go until the deadline. As of this morning, 62,156 social workers had renewed their registration, 63% of those who need to do so, said Social Work England.

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Social workers ‘overwhelmed’ as practice deteriorates at council

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Social workers are overwhelmed by high caseloads and hampered by “highly inconsistent” supervision, Ofsted has found on a visit to a struggling council. Department for Education figures show that Halton’s agency social worker rate rose from 11.7%

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Three-quarters of social workers still to renew registration with one month to go

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Three-quarters of social workers are yet to renew their registration, with one month to go until the deadline. The remaining approximately 75,000 social workers must complete the renewal process by 11.59pm on 30 November.