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The 2013 Social Worker of the Year Awards. Photo: Image Source/ Matt Grayson.

Five days left to enter the Social Worker of the Year Awards

September 1,2014

Practitioners are urged to put themselves forward for the Social Worker of the Year Awards and join in the annual celebration of good practice

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Care work diary: ‘Sometimes I feel as if I’m letting people down even though I’ve done everything I can’

August 29,2014

Depression, disputes and paperwork make it a draining week for this anonymous child care worker

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Bracknell Forest Council's Hospital In-Reach Team

‘If you think you’ve got a really special service get out there and show people’

August 29,2014

With the entry deadline just days away, the 2013 Adults Team of the Year urges practitioners to put themselves forward for the Social Worker of the Year Awards

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Inspiring social care image captures “sheer thrill” of horse riding

August 28,2014

Another winning image from Community Care’s photography competition shows the positive benefits of horse riding for children with disabilities

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The danger of a ‘tell me what I want to hear’ culture in social services

August 26,2014

Blair McPherson on why a 'tell me what I long to hear' culture in a social services department should set alarm bells ringing

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“Your turn”: how one social worker faced her fear to help a service user

August 26,2014

Advanced care practitioner Heather Fuller reveals how she went diving in an attempt to win the trust of Mark, a motor neurone sufferer

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Social work cartoon: ‘The numbers game’

August 22,2014

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A young man with autism enjoys a day at the seaside in Morecambe

Inspiring social care image captures a “small moment of happiness”

August 22,2014

Another winning image from Community Care’s photography competition illustrates the importance of social inclusion for young people with autism

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Social work diary: ‘My satnav has sent me into troubled waters’

August 21,2014

A children’s social worker reflects on a challenging week

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Brian Mitchell won Practice Teacher of the Year at the 2013 Social Work Awards

‘My social work career has been a long but brilliant journey’

August 20,2014

The winner of Practice Teacher of the Year at the 2013 Social Work Awards reflects on nearly twenty years with the profession

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Did BASW’s statement on the Gaza conflict go too far?

August 19,2014

Some social workers feel uneasy about the tone of of the professional body's intervention. What do you think?

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Patricia Fifield (centre) receiving the Overall Social Worker of the Year and Adult Social Worker of the Year awards from awards founder Beverley Williams and James Rook, managing director of headline sponsor Sanctuary Social Care. Photo by Matt Grayson

Three weeks left to enter the Social Worker of the Year Awards

August 18,2014

Social workers and social work teams are encouraged to put themselves forward for the annual celebration of good practice in the profession

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Inspiring social care image winner captures fast-paced fun of chariot driving

August 15,2014

A winning image from Community Care’s social care photography competition shows “just what is possible” for young people with learning disabilities

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Community social work is still “alive and kicking”

August 12,2014

A winning image from Community Care's photography competition captures the success of a social work student's outreach project

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‘Streamlined deprivation of liberty process risks rubber-stamping local authority decisions’

August 11,2014

Sector reaction to plans to 'fast-track' the Court of Protection process for handling deprivation of liberty cases

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Social work cartoon: ‘Your new role’

August 8,2014

The latest cartoon from Fran..

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