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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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Social work diary: ‘The girl has been through so much trauma but is still resilient’

August 6,2014

A children's social worker reflects on a challenging week...

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Bike ride brings big smiles to young people with disabilities in Leatherhead

August 4,2014

A winning image from Community Care’s social care photography competition captures experience of riding a bike for the first time

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Blair McPherson

‘Don’t be too cynical about your senior managers; some of them have integrity’

July 29,2014

Grey areas around the behaviour of directors and other top managers mean that it is not always easy to tell who has integrity, says Blair McPherson

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Costume and theatre inspires winning image

July 28,2014

Unique activity morning produces another winning image for Community Care’s photography competition

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Six quotes to stir your passion for social work

July 24,2014

A selection of pics from a display at the Joint Social Work Education Conference (JSWEC)

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Lyn Romeo

Chief social worker: ‘Tell us how the Mental Health Act code of practice can better support you’

July 24,2014

The Mental Health Act code of practice is being revised for the first time since 2008. Social work’s input to the process will be crucial, writes Lyn Romeo

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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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