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Coronavirus and health inequalities: supporting BAME communities

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BAME people wearing covid-19 face masks

Throughout this coronavirus pandemic, we have been reminded again of the devastating impact societal inequalities have had on the health and wellbeing of Black, Asian and ethnically diverse (BAME) citizens. The recent Public Health England report highlighted the need for us to finally act and consider the unacceptable impact such inequalities have always had on our communities...

Lessons learned from the named social worker programme

This week sees the launch of the final publications of the Named Social Worker programme, launched by the Department of Health and Social Care two years ago and involving nine local authorities from across England over its two phases. Next …

A critical opportunity to help shape the future of social work is here

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The public consultation on the regulatory framework for the new specialist regulator for social workers, is now open. Over the last few months, there has been real progress in establishing Social Work England, the new regulator for social workers in …

Adult social work supervisors – what do they need to lead and support others?

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A statement detailing the knowledge and skills required for adult social work supervisors to make sure effective professional supervision is provided to registered social workers is now out for consultation. In my last annual report, I highlighted the importance of …

Why social work must be at the heart of a new vision for social care

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Many of you will have seen the announcement from the First Secretary of State, Damian Green outlining the next steps on reform of adult social care. As people are living longer and the population ages, the Government recognises the need …