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Birmingham City councillors public meeting for adult and social care health 

23 Jan 18

Birmingham City councillors will hold a public meeting today, about the 2018/19 budget for adult and social care health .


FOI
Team Managers 

22 Jan 18

Request sent to Dudley Council by alicia on 22 January 2018 .


News
Child protection plans are ending too early, Ofsted warns Birmingham 

22 Jan 18

Birmingham children’s services is improving but “significant concerns” remain about children being left at risk due to child protection plans ending too early, Ofsted reports.


News
Social work ethics ‘not routinely used’ to inform adoption practice, enquiry suggests 

19 Jan 18

An enquiry into the social worker role in adoption has said the profession is not routinely using ethics to inform practice.


Council
Have your say – Adult Social Care survey 2018 

18 Jan 18

On Monday 15 January, Coventry City Council launched its annual Adult Social Care survey.


FOI
Children’s Social Care, NRPF and B&Bs 

16 Jan 18

Response by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council to Miss Phillips on 16 January 2018 .


Local news
Birmingham City Council’s public consultation on their budget ends today 

15 Jan 18

The  window to offer your suggestions for Birmingham City Council’s budget for 2018 closes today.


News
Social workers could use social media checks to ‘enhance’ assessments, serious case review says 

11 Jan 18

Social workers could “enhance” their assessments of families by using social media, a serious case review has said.


Blog comment
NHS Winter Crisis Opposition Day Debate 

10 Jan 18

On Wednesday 10 January 2018 an Opposition Day Debate was held on the NHS Winter Crisis.


News
How spending on adult social care has gone down – despite council tax hikes 

10 Jan 18

New analysis shows that Walsall and Solihull councils are in a national top 20 of councils that have seen spending on adult care fall…


News
How spending on adult social care has gone down – despite council tax hikes 

10 Jan 18

New analysis shows that Walsall and Solihull councils are in a national top 20 of councils that have seen spending on adult care fall…


News
How spending on adult social care has gone down – despite council tax hikes 

10 Jan 18

New analysis shows that Walsall and Solihull councils are in a national top 20 of councils that have seen spending on adult care fall…


Blog comment
30 days of human comms: day #35 Bournemouth police share a selfie at Christmas 

26 Dec 17

While we enjoy Christmas there are those in the public sector who keep things ticking over.


Blog comment
Business Questions 21 December 2017 

21 Dec 17

During this weeks Business Questions I asked for adequate time for a debate and vote on Accountable Care Organisations in relation to an integrated health and social care system.


FOI
Social Care Staffing – October 2017 

19 Dec 17

Response by Coventry City Council to Nonstop Recruitment on 19 December 2017 .


News
Top tips for practice educators on assessment, supervision and anti-oppressive practice 

18 Dec 17

“The pressures of managing caseloads as well as supervising students was a burden most practice educators didn’t really want,” newly-qualified social worker Anjum Shah  writes in Community Care this week.


FOI
Case management software system for social care 

16 Dec 17

Request to Wolverhampton City Council by Mr V Choksi .


FOI
Case management software system for social care 

14 Dec 17

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Mr V Choksi on 14 December 2017 .


Council
Team effort to keep hospital beds free this winter 

13 Dec 17

Health and council social care staff are working around the clock to keep hospital beds available during the busy winter period.


FOI
Structure/management of Children’s Social Care 

6 Dec 17

Response by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council to L.


FOI
Case Management Software System for Social Care 

4 Dec 17

Response by Birmingham City Council to Mr V Choksi on 4 December 2017 .


News
Staffordshire launches its ‘What’s Your Emergency?’ winter campaign 

2 Dec 17

THE NHS and social care in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent have launched its ‘What’s Your Emergency?’ winter campaign this week on Friday 1 December 2017.


FOI
Social Care Staffing – October 2017 

1 Dec 17

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Nonstop Recruitment on 1 December 2017 .


News
How social workers are supporting people with HIV and cognitive impairment to regain independence 

1 Dec 17

HIV/AIDS hit the headlines as a “new” disease back in the 1980s.


News
How can senior managers lead social work practice more effectively? 

30 Nov 17

An article by Brendan Clifford in September 2017 prompted renewed debate about a topic which has occupied many in the profession – and in government – in recent years; how to improve the effectiveness of practice leadership across children’s …