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‘Clarity from the chaos’: tips for time management in social work

Zoe Betts shares some practical ideas for prioritising, getting management support and taking control of your time and caseload

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Support for Principal Social Worker networks among TCSW functions to be tendered out by government

July 23,2015

The College’s ASYE certification provision and qualification verifications are also set to go out to competitive tender, Community Care has learnt

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Chief social worker for adults to hold ‘open forum’ for practitioners to raise issues

July 23,2015

Event with Lyn Romeo will be held in Leeds on 3 August

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Practice leaders and supervisors in children’s social work face test on decision-making skills

July 29,2015

The government is consulting on standards for two new senior roles in children’s services

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Social work diary: ‘The family has responded well to the parenting classes’

July 29,2015

A children's social worker reflects on a week on the frontline...

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Cost of implementing ‘living wage’ could leave home care market unviable, providers warn

July 28,2015

The UK Homecare Association's open letter to government says the policy will require councils to pay providers at least £16.70 per hour

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‘Dear Martin Narey – social work education must be more, not less, robust’

July 28,2015

A group of social workers and academics have written an open letter challenging government advisor Sir Martin Narey’s divisive comments about social work education.
The Social Workers Assembly, a grassroots body set up following the closure of the College of…

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‘The chief social worker is not the voice of our profession – we are’

July 27,2015

Jadwiga Leigh reflects on discussions with Isabelle Trowler and government adviser Martin Narey about the Criminalisation Bill, the college of social work and more

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Stand up for social work: Discuss the results of our burnout research with your manager

July 27,2015

Community Care research shows majority of social workers are emotionally exhausted with poor supervision making it worse

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Social work cartoon: ‘The TV show’

July 23,2015

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Do we talk too much in social work?

July 23,2015

Academic Rhian Taylor ponders the importance of silence

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‘As a social worker you have a toolkit and in it is your personality’

July 23,2015

Last year's Adult Social Worker of the Year, Joanne Lowe, talks to Community Care about what winning the award meant to her

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Seven days to decide the future of College of Social Work functions

July 23,2015

No funds are available to support the hosting of College-owned resources

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There is evidence the PCF is important for social worker identity

July 22,2015

Hilary Lawson unveils research which highlights the positive impact of the PCF on practice educators, supervisors and students

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ADASS: Splitting social worker education is nonsense

July 21,2015

Joan Beck, joint chair of ADASS workforce network, says government should focus on resourcing social work better instead of changing training

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Government must not claw back funding for care cap after shelving policy, warn councils

July 21,2015

Local authority leaders say they must keep £146m provided to prepare for implementation of cap, despite decision to defer policy

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The PCF sets out what is expected of social workers at all levels

Bidders for Professional Capabilities Framework must meet ‘social work values’ test

July 21,2015

College of Social Work will assess bids against criteria including a commitment to 'social work values' and ‘promoting a united profession’

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Children’s social workers face double assessment at end of first year in practice

July 20,2015

New test being developed by KPMG-led consortium will be on top of, not instead of, existing arrangements for newly qualified workers

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Three days left to enter the 2015 Social Worker of the Year Awards

July 20,2015

Practitioners are urged to put themselves forward for the 2015 awards and help celebrate good practice in the profession

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