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Black, ethnic minority and disabled practitioners face ‘disproportionate’ difficulties passing ASYE, says BASW

Black, ethnic minority and disabled social workers (NQSWs) are facing “disproportionate” problems passing their assessed and supported year in employment (ASYE), according to the British Association for Social Workers (BASW).
Staff from BASW’s advice and representation (A&R) service said that…

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How Black and ethnic minority mental health patients’ cultural needs frequently go unmet

By Kuldip Kaur Kang
We know that black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people in England are disproportionately detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA), compared to the general population.
Once detained, it is unclear what impact systemic challenges…

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Black and ethnic minority student rate improves for Think Ahead but remains half of master’s average

Black and ethnic minority representation on Think Ahead has improved slightly to its highest level this year but remains just half that of university master’s courses.
Seventeen per cent of this year’s cohort at the fast-track mental health social work…

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Black and ethnic minority social workers disproportionately subject to fitness to practise investigations

Black and ethnic minority social workers are over-represented in fitness to practise cases in England but face adjudication panels that are disproportionately white compared with the profession.
Social Work England has vowed to tackle both issues, including by considering the…

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Social Work England pledges action as survey reveals low proportion of Black and ethnic minority staff

Social Work England has pledged action to tackle inequalities in its workforce after a staff survey revealed just 10% of the organisation were from Black or ethnic minority groups.
The survey – answered by two-thirds of staff – revealed particularly…

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Stereotyping by practitioners preventing disclosure of child sexual abuse in ethnic minority groups

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Cultural stereotyping among social workers and other professionals is creating barriers to people from ethnic minority communities disclosing child sexual abuse, the inquiry into CSA has found.
Victims and survivors reported being told that abuse was part of…

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How treatment of ethnic minority groups in mental health system can be improved following independent review

“Profound inequalities” exist for people from ethnic minority communities in “accessing mental health treatment, their experience of care and their mental health outcomes”. These were the findings of the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act, which submitted its final…

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Care system ethnic inequalities must be addressed to ensure children get services they need, study argues

Inequalities in the proportions of children from different ethnic groups in the care system must be urgently investigated to ensure services are socially just and fit for purpose and resources are used effectively, academics have said.
A study led by…

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Will a new Mental Health Act tackle ethnic inequalities?

By Professor Kamaldeep Bhui
The prime minister, Theresa May, has described shortfalls in mental health care as a “burning injustice” in our country. Her government has pledged to overhaul the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) after concluding that “discriminatory use”…

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Social work, race and ethnicity: ‘There is a lot of pain in the students’ stories’

A social work academic reflects on a week that features uncomfortable realities and a small triumph for positive values

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Guide to placing black and minority ethnic children for adoption: Using research to inform practice

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Ethnicity has ‘no impact’ on odds of being detained under Mental Health Act, study finds

Study authors hope findings will put end to "lingering suspicion of institutional racism" in mental health care

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Lack of ethnic diversity among Step Up to Social Work students sets off alarm bells

A detailed investigation is needed into why none of the 132 black British-African applicants to Step Up proceeded beyond the assessment centre stage, according to an evaluation of the programme.

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Social workers should consider ethnicity in adoption, say peers

Government proposals to speed up the adoption process do not go far enough and miss important opportunities, a House of Lords committee has found

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Failings in ethnic minority mental health care ignored

The government talks about mental health reform but has taken little action to address inequalities in a system where ethinc minorities are over-represented and under supported, writes Kamaldeep Bhui

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Successful fostering of black and ethnic minority children

Community Care Inform and the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) examine the arguments for placing children according to their cultural backgrounds. By Savita De Sousa, Roana Roach and Jacqui Lawrence

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