The child protection system is "beyond breaking point" and social workers are facing increasing pressure, according to a report by the British Association of Social Workers.
The report for a group of MPs makes the following recommendations:
- An end to unpaid overtime
- Separation of social worker's electronic records and data collection
- Exploration of improved caseload management strategies
- A restoration of local authority car allowances
- Ending the "hot desking" culture
- Protection of role for social workers
- Exploration of how to record social worker's input and achievements
- Consideration should be given to proper recognition of restrictive working conditions
- Guidance to encourage social work involvement in NHS patient management
- The employer health check should be reviewed and more rigorous
- Government should liaise with the Association of Chief Police Officers on taking action against those behind websites inciting hatred towards social workers
More top news
US-backed rebel fighters say they have taken control of a key airbase near the so-called Islamic State's stronghold of Raqqa.
A primary school has taken action after pupils brought in an variety of "worrying" packed lunches - including a two-day-old McDonalds.
A 30-year-old man was arrested in Birmingham on Sunday on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts.