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Chief Social Worker for Adults Annual Report 2021-22: strength from adversity

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It is with a sense of relief, but also pride in our collective resilience as a profession, that we are able to publish the Chief Social Worker for Adults Annual Report 2021-22 in a world which has, at long last, regained some of the familiar trappings of normality.

Revisiting safeguarding practice

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Continuous professional development in safeguarding practice is essential if we are to serve individuals, families, and communities well. The recently published Revisiting safeguarding practice will support local authority social workers to refresh their knowledge and understanding of their roles and responsibilities in responding to enquiries and concerns.

Homes not hospitals

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It’s been ten years since BBC Panorama exposed the Winterbourne View scandal. At the British Association of Social Workers (BASW England), Liz Howard explains how they are taking action to make sure human rights abuses suffered by people with learning disabilities and autistic people are never forgotten. Homes not hospitals is a central part of their campaign.

Bridging the gap: transitional safeguarding

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A joint, independent briefing setting out the importance of transitional safeguarding within adult social work has been published on GOV.UK. The briefing describes what transitional safeguarding is, why it is needed and how the contribution of adult social work is essential to developing and embedding a more transitional approach to safeguarding young people into adulthood.

Chief Social Workers for Adults present their annual report for 2020/21

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The Chief Social Workers for Adults annual report 2021 is an opportunity to look back over the last year and reflect on the progress made on the priorities set out in last year’s plan and to celebrate collective achievements.

However, 2020 was a year like no other and one which proved enormously challenging to the social work profession. We saw first-hand the devastating effects of COVID-19 on the people and communities we support, including our colleagues, loved ones, friends and families...

Supporting people living with dementia: new safeguarding guidance

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This blog introduces new guidance, “Supporting people living with dementia to be involved in adult safeguarding enquiries” following research undertaken by Dr Jeremy Dixon. Dr Dixon writes about his experience of working with experts by experience and how it informed the suggestions for good practice in the guidance.