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Minister instructs council to work with consultancy to improve children’s services

But West Berkshire’s director of children’s services says the improvement notice is welcome and ‘light-touch’

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Free performance will explore how social workers can prevent sexual exploitation

August 26,2015

‘Chelsea’s Choice’, a play about the exploitation of a young girl, is going to be performed to social workers who attend Community Care Live in November

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Government sets out timeline for decision on controversial proposals to jail social workers

August 26,2015

The government is planning to launch its consultation on extending the crime of ‘wilful neglect’ to children’s social workers later this year

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What will BASW do now?

August 28,2015

As the College of Social Work starts handing over its functions, all eyes are on the British Association of Social Workers and where it goes from here

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High Court judge praises social worker’s ‘outstanding contribution’ to radicalisation case

August 28,2015

The 16-year-old girl was taken into local authority care after videos of executions and photos of corpses were found on electronic devices belonging to family members and herself

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Catch up on your CPD at Community Care Live London 2015

August 27,2015

Programme now available for the biggest free social work event of the year

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What is the problem with social work education?

August 26,2015

Last week's article from a social work academic, who resigned because of poor standards, has sparked a massive debate among social workers

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‘The idea that social workers can predict who will become terrorists is science fiction’

August 25,2015

Principal social worker Dr Tony Stanley voices concerns about the radicalisation agenda.

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‘Autism-friendly strategies can help traumatised young people feel safe’

August 25,2015

Rachel Sempija shares how thinking beyond labels can offer techniques to support children with attachment difficulties

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One in four care leavers taking advantage of ‘Staying Put’ reforms

August 24,2015

Local councils have warned that the Staying Put initiative have left them with a £13m funding shortfall

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Charity commission to investigate Kids Company

August 21,2015

The independent charity regulator will address concerns about the administration, governance and financial management

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Trowler defends £2m KPMG contract for social worker accreditation

August 21,2015

Chief social worker for children says accreditation scheme is chance to ‘revolutionise’ support for social workers, children and families

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‘Social workers can learn from women’s stories of sexual exploitation and sex work’

August 20,2015

Former social worker Dr Jane Dodsworth reflects on the process of researching one of society’s most sensitive subjects

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‘Professionals often lack understanding of the therapeutic benefits of life stories’

August 19,2015

Life story work is as important as the therapeutic parenting we are encouraged to promote, writes Ingrid Ayling

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‘Many unanswered questions’: Ex-BAAF staff join calls for investigation into closure

August 18,2015

Former employees of leading children’s charity say trustees must address “many unanswered questions” surrounding organisation’s demise

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I resigned as a lecturer after the university did not fail social work students

August 18,2015

Last week, after more than twenty years of university teaching, I handed in my notice and resigned from my post as senior lecturer in social work and course lead of a Masters in Advanced Practice.
I don’t have another job…

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‘Care proceedings can be distressing for parents. My job is to get their voices heard’

August 18,2015

A parenting advocate at Mind in Croydon explains how the service supports parents with mental health problems during statutory children’s services processes

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Protecting disabled children: What the latest research tells us

August 14,2015

A group of academics highlight the lessons for social workers from the latest studies of safeguarding disabled children

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Social work cartoon: ‘Compassion’

August 14,2015

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