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Archive | November, 2007

Remploy: Ever felt you’ve been cheated?

by Mike McNabb Spot the difference: in October 1992, trade and industry secretary Michael Heseltine announced the closure of 31 coal mines; in May 2007, Remploy, the government-funded company that provides employment to disabled people, announced proposals to close 32 of its factories and to merge a further 11.

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Clare Jerrom

The media should give a better example on bullying

By Clare Jerrom It astounds me that at a time of increased awareness about bullying in schools and initiatives being launched left right and centre to tackle this growing issue that we have such appalling examples of bullying on tv and in the press every single day.

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Lauren Revans

The dangers of mixing religion and public services

by Lauren Revans Richard Farnell, a professor at the Applied Research Centre in Sustainable Regeneration at Coventry University, has called for local authorities to help churches, mosques and other faith groups play a bigger role in supporting frontline council services.

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Caroline Lovell

American social workers ooze positivism

By Caroline Lovell Here’s the Yankee Doodle Dandy take on being a social worker…slightly different, don’t you think? Honoree Social Workers Talk of Job Satisfaction

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Caroline Lovell

American social workers ooze positivism

By Caroline Lovell Here’s the Yankee Doodle Dandy take on being a social worker…slightly different, don’t you think? Honoree Social Workers Talk of Job Satisfaction

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Caroline Lovell

American social workers ooze positivism

By Caroline Lovell Here’s the Yankee Doodle Dandy take on being a social worker…slightly different, don’t you think? Honoree Social Workers Talk of Job Satisfaction

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This weeks feature articles

Once again we have four feature articles in this weeks issue. Our lead feature looks at the disparity in pay rises between senior employees and the frontlilne workers. We have the views of four people from different parts of the sector, in our article “Pound for pound the bosses are quids in”

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Mithran Samuel

The world beyond star ratings

by Mithran Samuel The publication of the annual star ratings is not quite the event in the social care calendar that it once was. For one thing, they now only cover adult services, while the spectre of zero-star authorities being dumped in special measures and facing intervention are, thankfully, behind us. Gradual improvement is now […]

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The blind leading the inept

by Keith Hassell I thought they were taking the proverbial. It was half time at Wembley, two-nil down against Croatia. The weather was foul, the pitch a bog and the mood was murderous. The England team had skulked off with boos ringing in their ears.

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Caroline Lovell

Profile: the secret lives of the Moroccan Jihadis

By Caroline Lovell I’ve found this brilliant feature in the New York Times magazine which looks at what leads young Moroccans to become militant Muslims.

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