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‘I missed the heady adrenaline of local authority social work’

Nimal Jude gets used to life in a university as she takes the lead on one of the pilot teaching partnerships

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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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‘Social work is supposed to promote equality – the student bursary system does not’

August 21,2015

A social work trainee is petitioning for universities to be able to distribute bursary funds directly to students to help stop unecessary drop-outs

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

August 28,2015

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

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Social work cartoon: ‘Health and safety’

August 28,2015

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Principal social workers vote on financial independence from government

August 27,2015

An email circulated among children's principal social worker network called for members to decide whether independence was possible without financial independence

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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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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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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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Social worker struck off after mental capacity assessment ‘cover up’

August 26,2015

HCPC panel imposes striking off order after finding social worker acted dishonestly by lying about visiting service user

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Social work students on mental health fast-track scheme to get bursaries equivalent to £19k salary

August 21,2015

Think Ahead has also revealed the location of its summer institute and a more detailed overview of how the scheme will work

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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 work cartoon: ‘Weekend cover’

August 21,2015

The latest from Fran...

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Social workers want a college that can negotiate with the government on policy

August 20,2015

Vast majority of respondents to a Community Care survey think a professional college is necessary, but less than half had been members of The College of Social Work

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Care sector issues second warning to government on costs of ‘living wage’ policy

August 20,2015

The UK’s five largest residential care providers warned chancellor George Osborne that not ensuring adequate funding for the policy risked a major collapse in the sector

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College Chair Jo Cleary said the board had been advised that 'merging with any other organisation is simply not an option'

BASW to take on package of College of Social Work functions

August 20,2015

Resources to transfer to BASW include the Professional Capabilities Framework

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‘It was a witch hunt’: Social worker who won unfair dismissal case speaks out

August 20,2015

Graham Hennis talks to Community Care after winning his two and a half year legal battle with Oldham council following the death of a service user

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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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