Student social worker Ricki Steed reflects on a restless period spent questioning whether she could work in child protection because of the emotional strain.
The regulatory panel said the Kent social worker’s failure to manage caseloads showed a ‘serious lack of competence’
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The institute is advising care homes to put individuals at 'heart of decisions' on medication and support residents to self-administer wherever possible
Social work organisations respond to a Home Office consultation on strengthening the law around domestic abuse
A children's commissioner report has found children living with parental alcohol misuse are falling through the cracks
Age Exchange's David Savill makes the case for using the medium of art to improve relationships between residents and staff in care settings
Peter Lewis' contract has been terminated. Council boss says highest paid director of children's services in England does not offer 'value for money'
Appointed in August, McNally was undergoing an introductory period this month before formally beginning in November
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CQC State of Care report finds standard of social care generally improving but warns of nursing shortage
A Nottingham care home has had its contract with the council suspended after three successive CQC inspections found training and supervision to be lacking
Regional grant announced after stocktake exercise revealed council concerns over training capacity and workforce readiness
One social work student reflects on the additional challenges facing autistic social workers, and their need for greater awareness from peers
Going on strike presented an ethical dilemma but I made this stand on the issue of fairness, writes Edd Donovan
‘Social work in the Arctic? What were you doing, counselling penguins?’ Reactions to The Apprentice’s first social worker
Steven Ugoalah had already brought attention to himself in his audition where he claimed to be the best social worker in the world, said he would find a way to be excellent on Mars and said he was the only social worker to have done social work in the Arctic.
Siobhan Condon was sanctioned by the HCPC last month for posting comments about a case on Facebook, she has spoken to Community Care and reflected on her experiences
Media bashing of highly paid directors masks the true problems around appointing interim social care managers
For a social worker with a heavy caseload, feeling pressurised by the needs and demands of service users, managers and trying to maintain life outside of work, the thought of how much money their director of social services or council…