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Social work cartoon: ‘Whistleblower’

October 1,2015

The latest from Fran...

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‘Social workers believed in me – now I’m doing the same for young people in care’

September 28,2015

Her experience as a looked-after child inspired Lou Newman to become a social worker and help care leavers challenge stereotypes

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Why tick boxes and score sheets trump gut instinct when assessing risk in social work

September 24,2015

Accurately predicting whether a client will cause harm in the future isn't all science fiction, you need to spend time getting to know them and carry out a good risk assessment, says Matt Bee

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Social work cartoon: ‘X Factor’

September 18,2015

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‘Social work with asylum seekers opened my eyes to the horrors of war’

September 14,2015

It is vital to remember that everyone has a story to tell and a reason for coming here, writes Social Work Outlaw

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‘Are social workers still the good guys?’

September 8,2015

Blair McPherson responds to a recent Community Care article by a social worker who has 'gone agency'

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Social work diary: ‘After what’s happened, it will be a challenge to gain the parents’ trust’

September 7,2015

Today is my fortnightly visit to a family with several young children on a child protection plan for emotional abuse.
One of the parents has a severe anxiety condition, so the children only go out to school and nursery.…

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‘Personal assistants are a key support structure for those with a disability trying to get into work’

September 3,2015

Michael McEwan explores the barriers to employment facing disabled people and what care workers and personal assistants can do to empower them

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Social work cartoon: ‘Health and safety’

August 28,2015

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‘I missed the heady adrenaline of local authority social work’

August 27,2015

Nimal Jude gets used to life in a university as she takes the lead on one of the pilot teaching partnerships

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Social work cartoon: ‘Weekend cover’

August 21,2015

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‘Social workers can learn from women’s stories of sexual exploitation and sex work’

August 20,2015

Former social worker Dr Jane Dodsworth reflects on the process of researching one of society’s most sensitive subjects

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‘Professionals often lack understanding of the therapeutic benefits of life stories’

August 19,2015

Life story work is as important as the therapeutic parenting we are encouraged to promote, writes Ingrid Ayling

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I resigned as a lecturer after the university did not fail social work students

August 18,2015

Last week, after more than twenty years of university teaching, I handed in my notice and resigned from my post as senior lecturer in social work and course lead of a Masters in Advanced Practice.
I don’t have another job…

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‘Care proceedings can be distressing for parents. My job is to get their voices heard’

August 18,2015

A parenting advocate at Mind in Croydon explains how the service supports parents with mental health problems during statutory children’s services processes

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#greatsocialwork – practitioners share the moments that make them love this job

August 18,2015

Social workers are under immense pressure but last night they provided a good reminder of the reasons they do what they do...

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