Christmas is almost upon us and the search for the perfect gift for a social worker begins again. These are our top tips this year.
Christmas day in a children’s home can prove an emotionally rewarding and testing time for both the young children and staff, writes residential children’s home worker David Jones.
Dr John Simmonds from BAAF busts some of the myths about adoption perpetrated in the upcoming musical "Annie"
The weeks before Christmas bring extra challenges and a surprising article in a tabloid newspaper, writes a social worker
Birmingham faces ‘virtually impossible’ task of funding essential £140m improvements to children’s services
Second report from the children's commissioner says funding improvements won't be possible without major reductions in other services
These advisers will be required to work directly with local authorities and their partners and provide focused challenge and support that decisively turns around performance.
Nearly half (45%) of young adult carers who responded to the survey reported suffering from a mental health problem such as anxiety, depression or eating disorders.
Nabeweya White, a black children's social worker in Scotland, talks about her experiences
Child victims of sexual exploitation tend to be targeted because of their history of vulnerability, including being in care, Cafcass has warned.
Social workers have reflected on the angry protests at The Social Worker of The Year awards, and how the profession should communicate with angry groups
Sally Donovan tells the agonising story of a British social worker who adopted a child, only to experience the care system at its very worst
A row about a pony, dieting and allowances all feature in a challenging week in child protection
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Government to spend £150m ‘transforming’ mental health services for young people with eating disorders
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced that the government will spend £150m over 5 years to develop community-based services for young people with eating disorders
In February, NHS England said it was ‘totally unacceptable’ to admit children to adult wards in most cases
Half of carers who had to give up work to foster felt this was the wrong decision, a Fostering Network report has found
By Annie Hudson, Chief executive of The College of Social Work
On Friday, I was privileged to be invited to take part in a Channel 4 news special which aimed to shine a light on the experiences of young people…
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