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Social work cartoon: ‘Health and safety’

August 28,2015

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

August 27,2015

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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Social work cartoon: ‘Weekend cover’

August 21,2015

The latest from Fran...

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‘Social workers can learn from women’s stories of sexual exploitation and sex work’

August 20,2015

Former social worker Dr Jane Dodsworth reflects on the process of researching one of society’s most sensitive subjects

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‘Professionals often lack understanding of the therapeutic benefits of life stories’

August 19,2015

Life story work is as important as the therapeutic parenting we are encouraged to promote, writes Ingrid Ayling

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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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‘Care proceedings can be distressing for parents. My job is to get their voices heard’

August 18,2015

A parenting advocate at Mind in Croydon explains how the service supports parents with mental health problems during statutory children’s services processes

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#greatsocialwork – practitioners share the moments that make them love this job

August 18,2015

Social workers are under immense pressure but last night they provided a good reminder of the reasons they do what they do...

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‘We don’t like working for you’ – why social workers are quitting councils to become agency workers

August 17,2015

Matt Bee says councils' failure to value their staff is why social workers like him are leaving local authority practice

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‘The girl was being exploited. She needed urgent help, not endless panel meetings’

August 12,2015

The cost of providing help to vulnerable young people is playing an increasing part in decision-making, writes Social Work Outlaw

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‘Improving post-qualification support is key to sustaining a unified social work profession’

August 12,2015

We must grasp the opportunity to embed advanced practice skills at different levels and settings, writes adults chief social worker Lyn Romeo

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‘Did we as staff fail the child?’

August 11,2015

Children's home worker David Jones reflects on the times when young people are removed from residential care

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‘Don’t accept this narrative of failure – the college achieved a lot’

August 10,2015

The College of Social Work faculty chairs reflect on their work as the organisation winds up

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Martin Narey: ‘The Social Workers Assembly and I agree – the current degree is not sufficient’

August 3,2015

The government advisor responds to the Social Workers Assembly's open letter

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BASW Chair: Social workers must unite as a profession now

July 31,2015

Guy Shennan says the closure of the College of Social Work has been the trigger for historic meetings on social work unity

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Social work cartoon: ‘Making the world a better place’

July 31,2015

The latest from Fran...

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