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How to keep yourself safe in Social Work

How to keep yourself safe in Social Work It’s a hard fact of our profession that we face verbal abuse, intimidation and threatening behaviour on a daily basis. Because...

You know you’re living with a Social Worker when…

You know you're living with a Social Worker when... Social Workers are a fantastically peculiar bunch of people and sharing a home with them can be a strange experience....

Social Workers are Superheroes and we are saving the world

Social Workers are Superheroes and we are saving the world This may sound odd but I’ve a recurring wish to run into my clients when I’m out and about with...

The cultural challenges of working with people with dementia

The cultural challenges of working with people with dementia There are a range of views about dementia across different cultures, and indeed within individual cultures, often based on personal...

Good news stories about Social Workers

Good news stories about Social Workers Today is the International Day of Happiness 2017. In honour of all that is bright and happy, here are five of my favourite...

I’m worried my commitment to Social Work has cost me a...

I'm worried my commitment to Social Work has cost me a family of my own When I was ten years old, my Aunt took me to one side as...

IR35 tax changes are another attack on Social Workers

IR35 tax changes are another attack on Social Workers It’s not a great time to be a Social Worker right now. On a Macro level: Child poverty is rising all...

Spotting the signs of Child Sexual Abuse

Spotting the signs of Child Sexual Abuse In the United Kingdom, 1 out of every 20 children has been sexually abused. In the United States, 1 in every 5 girls...

If being a social worker means I care, why do I...

If being a social worker means I care, why do I spend more on frothy coffee than starving children? You wouldn’t believe how conflicted I feel about free-range...

Charles Handy: Handily helping us understand Social Work organisations

Charles Handy: Handily helping us understand Social Work organisations Charles Handy author of landmark bestseller Understanding Organisations says ‘many of the ills of organisations stem from imposing an inappropriate...

I could do with a little help from my friends

Going to try with a little help from my friends.… Just over two years ago, I started a little Facebook page called 'Social Work Tutor' to help keep in...

Social Work is hard. I don’t know if I can do...

Social Work is hard. I don't know if I can do it forever For everyone that has a parent, spouse, significant other, child or someone that cares about them,...