Here’s some of the headlines and links from the world of social work:

Child trafficking in the UK 2020: A snapshot: ECPAT UK’s latest snapshot report on child trafficking provides an overview of the issues affecting children in the UK. Compiling the latest statistics and policy developments, the report highlights never seen before data on immigration outcomes for child victims, secured through Freedom of Information Act requests. Click here to download the report

Social Work England removes 256 practitioners from register for not meeting final CPD deadline: Social Work England has removed 256 practitioners from the register for not meeting the final deadline to submit a piece of CPD in order to renew their registration. The regulator said that the low figure – as a proportion of the 97,000 social workers who needed to renew this year – showed that its controversial requirement for practitioners to submit a piece of CPD in order to renew was “straightforward and manageable”.

“I am weary.” a personal reflection in the new lockdown: “I don’t know about you but for me one word and feeling has come to express the days that have passed since the start of the year – and that is weariness”.

Thousands of children sent to unregulated care homes amid Covid: Thousands of the most vulnerable children have been sent to unregulated care homes during the pandemic at a cost of millions to the taxpayer, a Guardian investigation has found.  Council bosses say they have nowhere else to put those most at risk as there are not enough places for the number of children in need, which has soared during the Covid crisis. The result is young people are placed in supported living facilities not monitored by Ofsted and therefore deemed a safety risk. One council chief described these homes as the “wild west”.

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