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‘ITV1′s Exposure: Don’t take my child was both important and irresponsible’

July 18,2014

Programme 'swung like a pendulum between one extreme to the other', writes Ray Jones, professor of social work at Kingston University

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A better life for older people with high support needs

July 18,2014

The winners of Community Care’s Inspiring Social Care Images competition are championing a better quality of life for older people

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Social work cartoon: ‘The cuts aren’t all bad news’

July 17,2014

The latest cartoon from Fran...

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Social work diary: ‘Opportunities to reflect on our practice are far too rare’

July 16,2014

A children's social worker looks back on her week on the frontline...

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‘The kind of journalism that breeds mistrust in social work’: ITV’s ‘Don’t Take My Child’

July 16,2014

ITV's Exposure on 'forced adoption' provoked a passionate reaction on Twitter and raised some interesting issues.

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Social work cartoon: ‘The new targets’

July 14,2014

The latest cartoon from Fran...

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‘Alan Wood’s ‘crap’ social workers slur ignores the fantastic work being done in difficult times’: an NQSW hits back

July 10,2014

Liane McGovern responds to controversial comments about the state of social work education from the ADCS president

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Your views on ADCS president’s ‘crap social workers’ comment

July 10,2014

Alan Wood's claim that universities are turning out 'crap social workers' has provoked a storm of anger on Twitter. Here is a selection of the comments

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Social work diary: ‘As a foster carer studying social work I see both sides of this system’

July 8,2014

A social work student and foster carer reflects on a challenging week

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‘I am witnessing the dismantling of the social care system I spent my career building’

July 7,2014

Blair McPherson, an ex-social worker and director of community care, on how cost-cutting is increasingly taking priority over care

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Social work cartoon: ‘A new take on work-life balance’

July 4,2014

The latest cartoon from Fran...

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‘Social work needs to tackle gang issues on a community scale’

July 3,2014

Opinion: Early interventions by social workers can only go a small way in rectifying the problem of violent gangs. Structural change is needed.

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Embedding family drug and alcohol courts into family justice

July 3,2014

Opinion: the opportunities and challenges presented by 'problem-solving' courts based on therapeutic jurisprudence

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Social work cartoon: ‘The staff take action’

June 27,2014

The latest cartoon from Fran Orford

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Social work diary: ‘It’s great to be asked to bring a social work perspective to the case’

June 25,2014

A mental health social worker reflects on a challenging week

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Seven Ways to be a Better Social Work Supervisor

June 25,2014

Dr David Lawlor, director of the Centre for Social Work Supervision and Consultancy, picks out seven ways supervisors can deliver better social work supervision

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