Social Services http://wfae.org en Cabarrus Looks To Arm Social Workers With iPads http://wfae.org/post/cabarrus-looks-arm-social-workers-ipads <p>Social workers across the country are trading in their notepads for tablets. A handful of the state's counties have gone digital and now Cabarrus County is looking to join their ranks. &nbsp;</p><p>The Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners is considering a proposal to give county social workers iPads so that they can quickly access case and client information from the field.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 14:08:40 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 40535 at http://wfae.org Cabarrus Looks To Arm Social Workers With iPads Reports Highlight Problems In Social Services Agency http://wfae.org/post/reports-highlight-problems-social-services-agency <p>Evidence continues to surface of troubling failures in Mecklenburg County’s Department of Social Services.&nbsp; 11 children whose families were under DSS supervision or had recent contact with social workers have died since 2007.&nbsp;&nbsp; Now it’s been revealed that the County didn’t publicize the findings of a taxpayer-funded consultants’ report that recommended changes in DSS operations last year .&nbsp;&nbsp; The <em>Charlotte Observer </em>has uncovered details of this story and reporter Fred Clasen-Kelly spoke with WFAE’s Mark Rumsey.</p><p></p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 17:51:14 +0000 Mark Rumsey 14546 at http://wfae.org