COVID-19 Guidance from WillisPalmer

Whilst the outbreak of Covid-19 is likely to cause some disruption to WillisPalmer services in the short-term, we are issuing guidance outlining our plans to minimise the impact of the virus.

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Local authorities need sustained investment to support vulnerable children post lockdown

WillisPalmer Chief Executive Mark Willis calls for investment in children’s services following 10 years of under-funding to enable them to help support vulnerable children bearing scars of lockdown

As prime minister Boris Johnson has announced certain further easing of restrictions imposed under lockdown, such as non-essential retailers re-opening and groups of six able to meet [...]

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Government paves way for social workers going back to work

Up to six people will be allowed to meet up in outdoor spaces under new guidance issued by the government.

Prime minister Boris Johnson’s announcement paves the way for social workers getting back out to work, given primary schools are set to open from next week.

Schools are a massive source of referrals to children’s services [...]

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Remote social work practice is likely to take off following adjustments to working practices during lockdown

Independent Social Worker Jane Bartlett talks about an assessment she carried out recently completely remotely – including the pros and the cons – and how social work practice could change in the future as a result.

Remote working in social work could really take off following lockdown after social workers have had to change their ways [...]

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