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21st August 2019

Why is a male police officer’s life more valued than a female social worker’s?

Why is a male police officer’s life more valued than a female social worker’s?   Over the course of the past week there have been two […]
5th August 2019

What have a banker, a cobbler, an undertaker, a market researcher and a software engineer got in common?

Question: What have a banker, a cobbler, an environmentally friendly undertaker, a market researcher and a software engineer got in common? Answer: They have all tried […]
24th July 2019

School threatens children with foster care over lunch debt

School threatens children with foster care over lunch debt A Pennsylvanian school district has sent letters to parents demanding that they pay their children’s outstanding school […]
6th May 2019

Why overeating in social work is not all your fault – and science proves it!

Why overeating at work is not all your fault – and science proves it.   It’s true – social work causes causes tight-fitting clothes, breathlessness, sweat […]
29th April 2019

5 Common Misconceptions about Risk Assessments

5 Common Misconceptions about Risk Assessments As social workers we are supposed to be experts in managing risk. Apart from all the well-documented risks in children’s […]
23rd April 2019

6 reasons why social work has made us fat

6 reasons why social work has made us fat I wrote a blog yesterday about how social work has made me fat. I pined about how […]
22nd April 2019

Social work has made me fat

Social work has made me fat So it’s been a while since I blogged as just me. As ‘Social Work Tutor’. Sure, I’ve written loads of […]
16th April 2019

Social work staff vote for strike action

  Social work staff vote for strike action   Social work staff in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, have voted in favour of taking strike action, claiming that […]
10th April 2019
dating as a social worker

The Four Major Dramas of Dating as a Social Worker

You pop your wine back on the table and smile. Under your breath you utter, “I’m a social worker’ and that my friends is when the “See Ya Later” grenade goes off.
7th April 2019

I think I care too much about people to be a social worker

I think I care too much about people to be a social worker It breaks my heart to admit this, but I think I care too […]
18th March 2019

Council Launches New Information Management System – A Paper File

Council Launches New Information Management System – A Paper File Social workers have responded with unanimous praise for Inglebrook Council’s latest information management system. As of […]
17th March 2019

I’m sick of being told I’m not good enough… What more can I give to my job?

I’m sick of being told I’m not good enough… What more can I give to my job? It’s 9pm and I’ve just got home from work. […]
16th March 2019

Five Reasons Why Adult Social Work Gets Overlooked

Five Reasons Why Adult Social Work Gets Overlooked Catriona, a listener to the SWT podcast, raised a good question this week when she asked ‘How come […]