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More staff found to be practising illegally as social workers, says regulator

Community Care

An increasing number of staff have been found to be practising illegally as social workers, the regulator has said. Social Work England issued the warning on the back of an increase in cases referred to it about people misusing the title ‘social worker’, which is protected in law.

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Chief social worker to step down after decade in post

Community Care

Lyn Romeo will step down as England’s chief social worker for adults in January after just over a decade in the post. The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said Romeo was taking retirement.

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Fast-track programme to train 320 more social workers in £19m contract extension

Community Care

Fast-track programme Think Ahead will train 320 more mental health social workers after the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) extended its contract up to 2027. A quarter of NHS mental health social workers were men, as of 2022. And that applies equally to people working with social workers.

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DfE ditches plan to cap agency social worker pay to equivalent for permanent staff

Community Care

The Department for Education (DfE) has ditched plans to cap agency social worker pay to the equivalent of permanent staff in local authority children’s services. The changes came after the DfE received over 1,200 responses to the consultation on the rules , 70% of which were from individual social workers.

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DHSC seeks new chief social worker for adults in £100k role

Community Care

The government has started its quest for a new chief social worker for adults, after Lyn Romeo announced her retirement after a decade in post. Qualifications that meet the requirements to register as a social worker with Social Work England. Experience of working in or with central government.

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More than half of social workers yet to renew two weeks out from registration deadline

Community Care

More than half of social workers had not completed the registration renewal process two weeks out from the 30 November deadline, Social Work England has revealed. “Social workers must apply to renew their registration before 30 November 2023, or risk being removed from the register. .”

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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. 5 months later, on 5 October 2021, I left as a social worker.