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First #socialcarecurry night a huge success

Last night more than 200 people who love social care and curry met for the first #socialcarecurry meet up. Here’s some of the reasons people loved it so much.

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Inspiring excellence in social care

  Community Care has launched a new logo and strap line today – Inspiring excellence in social care. It reflects our commitment to supporting the professions of social work and social care to achieve the very highest standards of practice. With expert information, news, opinion, policy and jobs via our digital and live events, Community Care […]

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Social work is more than just child protection

It’s taken two years, but finally we know who the chief social workers for England are. Former assistant director Isabelle Trowler, who advised Professor Eileen Munro on the redesign of children and families social work in England, has been chosen by the Department for Education to lead children’s reform in the profession. Lyn Romeo, an […]

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Community Care wins website of the year

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What a night! Community Care won website of the year at the Reed Business Information annual awards (the company that owns us) and I won outstanding editor of the year. We’re all so proud that after a year of huge change we beat some of the best sites out there – New Scientist, Estates Gazette, […]

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Rochdale abuse case: Why we must focus on structural reform, not individual social workers

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The review of multi-agency responses to sexual exploitation of young girls in Rochdale is a depressing read. The findings are stark: social workers repeatedly ignored victims of child sexual exploitation because they perceived teenage girls to be “making their own choices”. We learn about Suzie, one of the victims, who reported attacks to the police […]

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Privatising or pioneering social work practices?

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My article, Life beyond the council: meet the social work pioneers, has provoked an interesting debate on Twitter about the pros and cons of social work “beyond the local authority democratic mandate”. In response, @ermintrude2 has written a detailed blog post, Privatising or Pioneering Social Work Practices, which is well worth a read. As the […]

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Welcome to the new look Community Care

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Over the past few months, the Community Care team has been working hard to improve our website so that it better meets the needs of social workers and social care professionals. Today I’m proud to say that our new home page is live. It contains much clearer links to the content and Community Care services […]

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Katie Wright on why Alan Sugar wouldn’t make a good social worker

  Katie Wright, star of BBC One’s The Apprentice, was at Community Care Live yesterday. We couldn’t resist asking her whether she thought Alan Sugar would make a good social worker. “There are loads of ways someone can be a great social worker. Sometimes the stern and steady social worker does very well for some […]

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Social worker kidnapped in Kenya is released

Good news. Judith Tebbutt, the social worker kidnapped while on holiday in Kenya, has been released. She has been held in Somalia since September. Speaking to ITV News she said: “I’m very relieved to have been released. Seven months is a long time. The circumstances, with my husband passing away, made it harder. I’m looking […]

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BASW and College of Social Work to work together

The British Association of Social Work and the College of Social Work look set to start working together again. Speaking at the All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Work, Hilton Dawson, chief executive of BASW, said: “We have made huge progress with the college. There are no issues between us now. We must create a […]

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