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How social workers can help housing staff safeguard adults

November 25,2014

All social housing providers must engage with adult safeguarding from April next year and social workers can help them, says Imogen Parry

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How can we end the blame game in social work?

November 24,2014

Social workers give their top ten ways to avoid the blame game trap

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Social workers must not be afraid to challenge managers

November 24,2014

A newly qualified social worker reflects on what discussions at Community Care Live around fear and blame mean for her own practice

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‘Community-led social work delivers creativity and person-centred working – and cuts costs’

November 24,2014

An initiative in which adult social work is mainly delivered through a community-led organisation could be the radical overhaul needed if practitioners are to work creatively with service users, says Rob Greig

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‘Disabled people need to be recognised as sexual beings’

November 24,2014

Disability doesn't take away a person's sexual identity. By supporting disabled people to have a healthy sex life, social care professionals will see the positive impact it can have, says Tuppy Owens

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Social work cartoon: ‘The new office’

November 21,2014

The latest cartoon from Fran...

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Agency social workers: not quite the real thing?

November 21,2014

Local authorities are still reliant on agency staff to fill gaps but locum workers can bring positive change to a service, says Blair Mcpherson

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Social work cartoon: ‘The promotion’

November 14,2014

The latest cartoon from Fran...

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Social work diary: ‘They call it service ‘transformation’ but it’s more like decimation’

November 12,2014

The bright, sparkling vision of our service restructure masks deep cuts that are damaging our service users and staff, writes a social worker

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The stars of this year's winning entry: Agnes and James from the Scottish Dementia Working Group
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Be inspired all year round with Community Care’s social care calendar

November 11,2014

Register for an account with Community Care today to receive a free copy of our inspiring images of social care calendar

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‘Someone must take responsibility for turning the perinatal mental health rhetoric into reality’

November 7,2014

Sally Hogg of the NSPCC says that it is high time that perinatal mental health was given the status it deserves

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Social work cartoon: ‘The recruitment drive’

November 7,2014

The latest cartoon from Fran...

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It’s important to learn from the rare cases of children who murder

November 6,2014

Psychiatrist Professor Dame Sue Bailey, argues such cases show the need to give equal priority to children’s mental health

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‘My son’s social care support shows me another side to the system I work in’

November 3,2014

Steve Palmer from the Social Care Institute for Excellence gives an insight into his personal experience of social care

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A newly qualified social worker describes how having Tourette’s affected his studies

October 31,2014

NQSW describes the difficulties of completing a social work degree when suffering Tourette’s and hearing problems

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Social work cartoon: ‘Championing client care’

October 31,2014

The latest cartoon from Fran...

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