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If this is the future of Social Work, God help us...

I work for a council Social Work department that is currently being ‘supported’ by an outside firm who have been brought in to help with our ‘transformation programme’. This...

Tory cuts allowed domestic abuse to prosper: How dare you lecture...

Tory cuts allowed domestic abuse to prosper: How dare you lecture us on its impact Theresa May? The news came through yesterday (Saturday 18th February 2017) that Theresa May will...

What are the IR35 changes and why do they matter to...

What is IR35? IR35 is anti-avoidance tax legislation that is designed to tax "disguised employment". It was brought into place by Gordon Brown in 2000 as a response to...

Five steps to better service user engagement for Social Workers

Five steps to better service user engagement for Social Workers You’d be hard pushed to find evidence that suggests service user engagement isn’t key to successful outcomes. And that’s...

Social Workers work too hard- we need to stop killing ourselves!

Social Workers work too hard- we need to stop killing ourselves! What’s astonishing is how hard everyone works. I'ts not just that social workers work too hard, but everyone. In an...

The seven best Social Work chat up lines

The seven best Social Work chat up lines It can be hard to date when you're a Social Worker. You work long hours, you don't know when you'll be...

Being a Social Worker doesn’t make me a hero, I just...

Being a Social Worker doesn’t make me a hero, I just wanted a job There a probably a lot people like me out there who feel the same way...

The Social Work Sleep Guide: 6 steps to Getting Better Sleep

The Social Work Sleep Guide: 6 steps to Getting Better Sleep Severe sleep difficulties are thought to affect around 3 in every 10 people, with women reporting slightly poorer...

How can we fix Social Work IT systems?

How can we fix Social Work IT systems? Oliver Beer and Sheena Asthana In late 2013, a parliamentary report was published by the British Association of Social Workers which, among...

Professionalism in Social Work is overrated

Professionalism in Social Work is overrated Could be I have the wrong personality for social work. I’m a stoic kind of guy. Not very excitable. Dull but dependable – that’s...

It’s not a lie… the world used to be a better...

It's not a lie... the world used to be a better place than this When I was a child, in the late sixties and seventies, there was little doubt...

If Teaching, Nursing and Social Work job adverts were honest

If Teaching, Nursing and Social Work job adverts were honest Teacher wanted! Saint Grogory’s School is looking for a teacher who can thrive in chaos as we may be turning...