Careers

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Social care faces a 'dangerous shortfall' of staff, government warned
More than 75% of people say they would not like to begin a career in social care, survey finds

David Brindle

21, Jun, 2018 @11:07 AM

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Charity commission head urged to mediate in row over care workers' pay
Charity alliance warns back pay bill for sleep-in shifts poses ‘biggest threat to social care any of us has seen’

David Brindle

18, Jun, 2018 @7:15 AM

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Why are social workers excluded from new bill to protect emergency staff? | Ruth Allen
The profession works in risky, sometimes dangerous situations yet is treated differently to other emergency service colleagues

Ruth Allen

13, Jun, 2018 @7:33 AM

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My play aims to show the truth of social work: dedicated and inspiring
I want Left My Desk to be serious but also seriously entertaining as it challenges the negative view of the profession

Olivia Hirst

04, Jun, 2018 @10:04 AM

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A warped view of social work in the media is unfair – and dangerous
Too much coverage of our profession fuels the myth we are a sinister arm of the state, focused on the systematic removal of children

Stanley Mason

16, May, 2018 @10:03 AM

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We can't keep papering over the cracks. Vulnerable children need stable support
The army of professionals we rely on to educate children, support them and keep them safe is increasingly precarious

Whitney Crenna-Jennings

01, May, 2018 @8:30 AM

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Care Home Open Day is a chance to showcase the best of care work
Homes around the country will open up their doors this weekend – giving the public a chance to learn about the sector

Jamila Towfiq-Faerber

20, Apr, 2018 @11:39 AM

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Social care needs a strong whistleblowing culture
Staff are the eyes and ears of an organisation and can act as an early warning system of risk, wrongdoing or malpractice

Andrew Pepper-Parsons

17, Apr, 2018 @11:53 AM

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Living with disability: 'Personal assistants are my ears, hands and body'
Nadia Clarke, who has cerebral palsy and is profoundly deaf, employs a team of eight PAs to help her study, work, socialise and travel

Kirstie Brewer

09, Apr, 2018 @7:56 AM

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'It must work better than a marriage': personal assistants in social care
Around 70,000 disabled people in England employ PAs to help them live the kind of lives others take for granted

Kirstie Brewer

09, Apr, 2018 @7:43 AM

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'Challenging but fair': the new inspection regime for children's services
Cafcass has become only the fourth children’s social work organisation in England to be rated outstanding. Will others reach that mark under a new system?

Emma Sheppard

29, Mar, 2018 @9:25 AM

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Help us to build the compassionate, dedicated care workforce of the future | Caroline Dinenage
Consultation on strategy for adult social care closes soon – and ministers want to hear from those already working in the sector

Caroline Dinenage

27, Mar, 2018 @11:48 AM

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