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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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Social work cartoon: ‘The TV show’

July 23,2015

The latest from Fran...

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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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Better outcomes for less cost but under threat: street triage services for vulnerable adults

July 22,2015

Street triage is a proven alternative to detention for people found in distress by the police but its success is at risk from the lack of a national strategy, writes social worker Matt Bee

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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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Social work cartoon: ‘Supervision’

July 17,2015

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Deprivation of liberty: First thoughts on the Law Commission’s reform proposals

July 14,2015

The Law Commission consultation is a once in a generation opportunity to address a deeply flawed system, argues Ben Troke of law firm Browne Jacobson

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Why understanding emotional needs is critical to good assessments of people with dementia

July 10,2015

Emotional needs can often be missed in assessments of people with dementia but social workers must take them into account, says Laura Cook

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Social work diary: Her team were too busy to discuss the closure of the college

July 7,2015

A social work academic reflects on the week she heard the news The College of Social Work was closing

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There should be more, not less, emotion in social work

July 7,2015

Guy Shennan, BASW’s chair, outlines the association’s vision of social work that celebrates service user achievements

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‘The chaos that unfolded around me was completely overwhelming’

July 6,2015

Lizzie Lake, a former child protection social worker in London, reflects on trying to help in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake

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Social work is the perfect profession to embrace hot desking

July 2,2015

Social worker Matt Bee argues social work and hot desking are perfectly compatible, so long as you do it right

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Coming out of the care leaver closet?

July 1,2015

A child protection social worker on deciding how much to disclose about her own experiences in care

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‘The government has shown disdain for social work. It’s up to us to fight back’

July 1,2015

18 months ago Richard Griffiths swapped a career in sports journalism for social work. Here he gives his take on The College of Social Work's closure, and how the profession should respond.

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How local area coordination may solve the financial malaise engulfing adult social care

June 29,2015

An approach that encourages people to find solutions to their needs in their community is saving money and improving lives, argues Brian Frisby

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