8th January 2019

So Long, Smartphone!

Matt Bee is taking the plunge in 2019 and going low tech. Could you do the same? I’VE just done something crazy. Some people would call me un-hinged. I’ve binned my […]
8th January 2019

Ten Lessons About Social Work From Hamilton

Almost four years after its Broadway debut, Hamilton remains one of the hottest tickets in town. Social Work Tutor looks at the lessons that this musical […]
8th January 2019

88% of councils go over budget due to rise in children taken into care

A joint piece of research by the Local Government Association and the Guardian has found that 133 out of 152 councils went over budget in 2017-18. […]
8th January 2019

Essex county council receives ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating

An Ofsted inspection of children’s social care services reveals that Essex has improved on its ‘good’ rating from 2014 and is now rated as an ‘outstanding’ […]
8th January 2019

Frontline Awarded £45 Million to Train Another 900 Social Workers

Damian Hinds, Secretary of State for Education, has today announced a further £45 million has been given to Frontline so that they can train 900 new […]
6th January 2019

The Social Worker who told David Cameron to ‘F**k off’

In our ‘Looking Back’ series, we return to the case of the social worker who was taken to the HCPC after telling David Cameron to ‘f**k […]
6th January 2019

How can I Become a Social Worker?

Social work is a growing career and there are plenty of jobs out there. But with more entry routes to the profession than ever before, Social […]
6th January 2019

What is Social Work?

To those of us already in this career, the question ‘what is social work’ sounds like it has an obvious answer. But to those without any […]
6th January 2019

What are the Highest Paid Social Work Jobs?

If you’re looking to find a better paying position, or are keen to see how your wage might change as you progress through your career, what […]
6th January 2019

What else can I do with my Social Work Degree?

A common question for those looking to social work is ‘what else can I do with my social work degree’. Social Work Tutor explores what other […]
6th January 2019

Should I Write a Letter Telling my Council how They are Failing me?

This week’s letter comes from a newly qualified social worker who has a caseload of 50 during her assessed and supported year of employment ASYE. Dear […]
6th January 2019

I can’t Believe What I saw Social Workers Doing at Christmas

I work in the IT support department of my local council and can see when people are logging into the system. I checked the statistics for […]
6th January 2019

17-Month old Girl Missing After Dad’s Car is Stolen

An urgent police search is under way after Maria Tudricai, a 17-month old girl from Newham, went missing when the car she was in was stolen. […]
6th January 2019

My Manager Needs to Stop Transferring Anxieties

When Ofsted inevitably come in and find us inadequate, she’ll be one of the first people replaced, but there’s no need for my service manager to […]
6th January 2019

When Should I Start Applying for my First Social Work job?

With final-year placements coming to an end this academic year and graduation in sight, Social Work Tutor looks at when students should start applying for their […]
6th January 2019

If you can’t do your job in 37 hours, it’s not you who’s the problem

If you’re working as hard as you can, yet can’t keep on top of your work within the 37 hours you’re paid for, then it’s not […]
6th January 2019

You Will Use This Book Every Single Day You’re at Work

The 2nd Edition of The Child’s World has been my Social Work Bible throughout the best part of the past decade. This new edition is a […]
5th January 2019

Where are all the Single Men in Social Work?

I’ve been single for so long that it’s not even funny any more… but have I got any chance at all of finding a single man […]
5th January 2019

New Year’s Resolutions for Social Workers

My New Years resolutions for 2019… 1: Know your limitations and operate within them. You cannot save the world. It is enough to just make small […]
2nd January 2019

9.7% of Social Work Students are in Default for their Student Loans

A U.S Department of Education report has shown that 9.7% of Institute for Clinical Social Work students, in Chicago Illinois, are in default Established in 1981, […]