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Death threats and garden forks: social workers’ experiences of abuse at work

10 social workers tell Community Care about violence and abuse suffered at work in the course of a year

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‘We rarely need to take action over a registrant’s use of social networking sites’

September 17,2014

If you follow guidelines about what you share and who can access your profile, there is no reason to avoid social media and it can even benefit your CPD, says the HCPC’s director of policy and standards

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Council rated inadequate by Ofsted looks to recruit from overseas

September 16,2014

Buckinghamshire County Council says problems recruiting contributed to its poor Ofsted rating

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Frontline first social work scheme to be ranked as top graduate employer

September 17,2014

The Times top 100 graduate employers list published today puts the social work fast track scheme 76th

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What would social work look like in an independent Scotland?

September 16,2014

As Scotland decides, SASW manager Trisha Hall looks at the future of social work

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85% of social workers were assaulted, harassed or verbally abused in the past year

September 16,2014

Community Care's annual violence survey reveals that 70% of attacks and threats towards social workers and social care staff are not investigated

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British social workers attacked or verbally abused more than 20,000 times in 2013/14

September 16,2014

Figures gathered by Community Care show that the average council recorded 98 incidents of violence and abuse towards social workers and social care staff

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A guide to social services regulation and inspection reforms in Wales

September 16,2014

The way social care staff and services are regulated in Wales is about to change. Here we set out the reforms and how they compare with changes in England

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NSPCC gives Scottish social workers unprecedented opportunity for practice-focused learning

September 14,2014

A child protection course set up NSPCC Scotland and the University of Stirling puts practice at the centre for qualified social workers

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Social care seen as “last resort” by South Asian communities, finds study

September 12,2014

Research highlights need for social care services to adapt to support older people from Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities

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Men treated as ‘genderless’ by social care services, finds study

September 12,2014

Gendered needs around personal care, sexuality and social opportunities not addressed in assessments and support plans, finds research

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Social work cartoon: ‘The office reorganisation’

September 12,2014

The latest cartoon from Fran...

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A simple guide to protecting your social media privacy on Facebook

September 11,2014

After the HCPC sanctioned a social worker for Facebook comments, here's a guide to checking your privacy settings

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Record-breaking social work team to reveal the secrets of their success at Community Care Live

September 11,2014

Cambridgeshire County Council will explain how they jumped not one but two ratings in their latest Ofsted at the Children and Families conference

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Coventry Council applauded for “brave” Do It For Daniel campaign

September 10,2014

BASW chief executive Bridget Robb complimented the council’s willingness to deal openly with the impact that Daniel’s death had on its staff and on the people of Coventry.

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HCPC sanctions social worker over Facebook posts

September 10,2014

Mother in child protection case complained after finding the social worker's Facebook comments about the case via Google

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Post-Rotherham, whistleblowing in social care needs an urgent review

September 8,2014

Wirral whistleblower Martin Morton thinks the Rotheram abuse scandal reveals need for robust whistleblowing processes in social care

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Patricia Fifield (centre) receiving the Overall Social Worker of the Year and Adult Social Worker of the Year awards from awards founder Beverley Williams and James Rook, managing director of headline sponsor Sanctuary Social Care. Photo: Image Source/Matt Grayson

Entry deadline extended for Social Worker of the Year Awards

September 8,2014

Social work practitioners now have until Friday 12 September to submit their entries for the annual celebration of the profession

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Influx of complex social care cases leaves £4m black hole in council budget

September 8,2014

Plymouth City council's budget overspend to the tune of £4.6m largely down to overstretched care services

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