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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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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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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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