Less than one in 10 councils know whether social worker’s caseloads have exceeded safe benchmarks in the past year, figures obtained by Community Care have shown.

The responses of 112 local authorities in England to a Freedom of Information request revealed take-up of the recommended standards for employers of social workers has been patchy, and only a small minority have implemented every standard.

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