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Celebrity Social Workers

Celebrity Social Workers From members of political dynasties, to A-list Hollywood Actors, here are six Celebrity Social Workers who practised Social Work before going on to other things. Eunice Kennedy...

Social Work innovation is not the answer to all our problems

Social Work innovation is not the answer to all our problems 'Innovation, innovation, innovation'. The oft-repeated line from the powers that be within Social Work reminds me of Tony...

In memory of Anas al-Basha: The Clown of Aleppo

In memory of Anas al-Basha: The Clown of Aleppo ‘He lived to make children laugh... in the darkest place' Anas al-Basha, known throughout the world as The Clown of Aleppo,...

I think I care too much to be a Social Worker

I think I care too much to be a Social Worker Dear SWT, it breaks my heart to admit this, but I think I care too much to be...

A Social Worker’s letter to Father Christmas

A Social Worker’s letter to Father Christmas Dear Mr Claus, It’s been a long time since I last wrote to you but, if you can remember that far back, I...

Father found guilty of murdering his son, Oskar Jobey Kennedy

Father found guilty of murdering his son, Oskar Jobey Kennedy A 20-year old father from Heysham, Lancashire, has today been convicted of murdering his seven-month-old son. Returning their verdict, the...

Social Work self care is not selfish

Social Work self care is not selfish There's no shame or weakness in accepting that you must take time out for yourself, Social Work self are is not selfish. I...

Children are not commodities to be bartered on the open market

Children are not commodities to be bartered on the open market Over the past few days, Social Workers have been hit with two revelations that threaten to significantly change...

Social Workers do not get paid to take children away

Social Workers do not get paid to take children away As far back as I can remember, Social Workers have faced accusations that we get paid bonuses for taking...

Social Work Unsung Hero Award 2016

Social Work Unsung Hero Award 2016 Last week I wrote a parody article where I gave out my own (fictional) Social Worker of the Year Awards for 2016. Although...

Social Work supervision has to be more than an update

Social Work supervision has to be more than an update Last week I wrote an article on the impact of compassion fatigue and how Social Workers can be severely...

Eight famous people who were adopted

Eight famous people who were adopted When completing life story work with children, I always try to be positive and describe how special it is to be adopted or...