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'We are so used to being in the firing line that we can be hyper sensitive to anything to do with social work that may put us in a less than favourable light'
A looked-after children’s social worker makes the case for why residential childcare should not just be treated as the placement of ‘last resort’
Social work cartoon: 'Office changes'
Steve Rose of the deafblind charity Sense explains what practitioners need to know about the reforms to special educational needs
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
Steven Ugoalah spent a year in the Arctic doing community development social work and currently runs his own consultancy and property portfolio
The latest cartoon from Fran
'One of the worst parts of my experience was not being believed by some professionals', writes Nushra Mansuri.
‘They seem like such simple tasks but give a real insight into how the boy’s parents are with him, in real life situations’
A NQSW reflects on how techniques to assess attachment helped her prepare a section 7 report for a child who desparately needed stability
Former director Blair McPherson discusses blame culture, high-profile resignations and politicians 'playing to the 10 o'clock news'
The current rush to train best interests assessors must not lead to substandard courses being provided, writes Keith Brown
A children's social worker reflects on a challenging week...
Academics Brigid Featherstone and Paul Bywaters look deeper into recently published figures about looked after children.
The latest cartoon from Fran...
The best interests assessor: ‘We need the resources to make this massively positive Dols ruling a reality’
A best interests assessor gives their take on how the 'Cheshire West' ruling is impacting frontline staff
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