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Final Social Work England standards remove duty to report impact of resources on safe practice

A requirement that social workers must report concerns over resourcing affecting safe practice has been deleted from a final list of professional standards published by Social Work England.
The document, issued yesterday along with rules and standards covering social work…

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Does social work need to rethink what counts as evidence-based practice?

by Diane Galpin, Annastasia Maksymluk and Andy Whiteford
Regulatory requirements are clear: social workers need to understand and use research in practice if they are to provide effective help – in short, to ensure their practice is evidence-based and evidence-informed.…

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Social workers need empowerment and education to protect girls from FGM abuse

By Angie Marriot
Finally, the UK has secured its first ever female genital mutilation (FGM) conviction in over 30 years, a much-needed precedent which will show perpetrators that the government is serious about tackling the abuse of FGM. 
There is…

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Draft Social Work England education standards prioritise employer input

Social work education providers must involve employers and people with lived experience of services throughout the student journey to ensure practitioners qualify equipped for the job, draft guidelines published by Social Work England have proposed.
The new qualifying education and…

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Social workers should report barriers to safe practice, new regulator proposes

Social workers will be expected to tell their employers about problems preventing them from practising safely, under draft professional standards published by Social Work England.
The guidelines issued by the new social work regulator, which is due to take over…

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Standards for adults’ practice supervisors issued to increase role of critical reflection in supervision

The government has issued new standards for social work practice supervisors in adults’ services designed to increase the emphasis on critical reflection in supervision and provide clearer career progression for adults’ practitioners.
The post-qualifying standards, achievement of which will not…

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How to improve your own practice and learn to train others

Developed over a 20-year period, the Thrive Approach draws on the collective experience of more than 160 years in teaching, education, social work, family therapy, psychotherapy, education advisory and inspection work and child psychology.
Thrive was founded by psychotherapists Jan…

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What is the place and meaning of ‘evidence-based practice’ in real world social work?

By Di Galpin, Andy Whiteford and Annastasia Maksymluk
Uncertainty is an inevitable aspect of social work practice, yet, the creation of certainty is a fundamental tendency of the human mind, and it is not just our perceptual system which automatically…

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Social work with transgender people: what good practice looks like

This article comprises of excerpts taken from a new podcast on Community Care Inform about social work with transgender people. The full podcast includes discussion of misconceptions about what it means to be trans and discrimination trans people can face,…

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How this council’s social workers are building a practice framework that’s built to last

Hear more about how Hampshire’s new model is changing practice at Community Care Live London on Wednesday 26 September 2018. Alternatively find out more about becoming a Hampshire social worker and see the latest vacancies.
Something’s afoot in Hampshire. Across…

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Ofsted finds ‘stronger core of improved practice’ at London borough

Ofsted inspectors have found encouraging signs at a London borough, just over a year after publishing a report finding its children’s services ‘inadequate’.
In a fourth monitoring visit, which focused on services for looked-after children, inspectors said Barnet council was…

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Tools to help students with reflective practice and using theory

This article comprises of tools and videos taken from two guides on Community Care Inform by social worker and practice educator Siobhan Maclean. The full guides cover how to use different models of reflection with students to improve their reflective…

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How the cultural mindset of child protection might harm child sexual exploitation practice

Chris Dyke writes about how rape culture and child protection processes can create a negative environment for victims in child sexual exploitation cases

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From India to Birmingham: A social worker keeping rights at the heart of her practice across continents

Vidhya Biju, winner of the 2017 overall social worker of the year, is passionate about the service users she helps, and adamant that direct interaction with service users is the priority.
Despite an incredibly varied career, practicing in New Delhi…

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Marketisation of social work education: should we be concerned?

By Teresa Cleary

The thinking behind my recently published study came from reported concerns questioning the quality of social work education in UK universities.
I sought to capture the previously under-researched voice of UK-based social work academics regarding the possible…

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Top tips for practice educators on assessment, supervision and anti-oppressive practice

A knowledge and practice hub on Community Care Inform covers the various aspects of practice education, from supporting students with putting theory into practice, to working with struggling and failing students. Below are excerpts from three of the guides. For…

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