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19th August 2019

Social worker stabbed to death ‘during home visit’

Social worker stabbed to death ‘during home visit’ A woman who was stabbed to death in Birmingham this weekend has been identified by neighbours as a […]
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 […]
25th July 2019

Social workers are more likely than anyone else to suffer from work-related stress

Social workers are more likely than anyone else to suffer from work-related stress Health workers, carers and social workers work longer hours and report more cases […]
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 […]
3rd July 2019

Social Work Student Wins Appeal Over ‘Homosexuality Sin’ Comments

Felix Ngole Wins Appeal for ‘Homosexuality Sin’ Comments As reported back in March, in September 2015 Felix Ngole was a social work student at Sheffield University. […]
13th May 2019

Social Worker Sacked for Selling Pornographic Videos of Herself to Supplement Income

‘Social Worker’ Sacked for Selling Pornographic Videos of Herself to Supplement Income   A woman reported in the press to be a social worker from Argentina […]
22nd April 2019

Social worker took money from vulnerable woman to pay his mortgage

Social worker took money from vulnerable woman to pay his mortgage   Leo Kirk, a social worker who was contracted to Warrington Borough Council, helped a […]
17th April 2019

Firefighter kills himself after fatally shooting social worker fiancée

Firefighter kills himself after fatally shooting social worker fiancée Authorities in Akron, Ohio, are investigating the murder-suicide of a local firefighter who allegedly killed his social […]
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 […]
12th April 2019

“Social worker to the stars” falls to his death after welfare concerns

“Social worker to the stars” falls to his death after welfare concerns Warning: Some people may find the content and details of this article distressing  Tributes […]
9th April 2019

Social workers vote on strike action over lack of staff ‘crisis point’

Social workers vote on strike action over lack of staff ‘crisis point’ Social workers in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, are voting on possible strike action over unsafe […]
8th April 2019

‘Bankrupt’ council pays new director of children’s services ‘obscene’ wage

Bankrupt council pays new director of children’s services ‘obscene’ wage Sally Hodges, the new director of children’s services at Northamptonshire County Council is being paid £1,100 […]
6th April 2019

Social worker stole £28,000 from vulnerable families fund to feed her cocaine addiction

Social worker stole £28,000 from vulnerable families fund to feed her cocaine addiction A social worker from Teesside, Lisa Finn, has been found guilty of stealing […]
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 […]
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 […]
20th January 2019

Marie Kondo wouldn’t put up with this if she was a social worker

The mantle clock says it’s 6:45pm on this bitterly cold January night and I want to be back home Through a gap in the middle of […]
14th February 2019

Where are all the Single Men in Social Work?

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 […]
17th February 2019

As a black social worker, I am racially abused

As a black social worker, I am racially abused I am a social worker from Zimbabwe who has lived in England for eight years. I face […]
18th February 2019

How much are you really getting paid an hour?

How much are you really getting paid an hour? If you’re working as hard as you can, yet can’t keep on top of your work within […]
19th February 2019

Social Work supervision has to be more than just a case update

Social Work supervision has to be more than just a case update I have often written about how Social Workers can be severely damaged by secondary […]
20th February 2019

Shamima Begum: Evil ISIS bride or victim of child sexual exploitation?

Shamima Begum: Evil ISIS bride or victim of child sexual exploitation? The news this week has been dominated by the story of Shamima Begum, the British […]
24th February 2019

I married a social worker: I saw what burnout did to her

I married a social worker: I saw what burnout did to her I married a social worker. I saw what burnout did to my wife. It […]
25th February 2019

Social worker treated for shock after she finishes to do list

Social worker treated for shock after she finishes to do list Social worker Sandra Golightly was treated in hospital for shock earlier today upon having successfully […]
26th February 2019

Children’s services at breaking point as funding slashed by 30% since 2010

Children’s services at breaking point as funding slashed by 30% since 2010 New figures from a group of the United Kingdom’s largest children’s charities have revealed […]
27th February 2019

5 Ways To Tell That You’re Friends With A Social Worker

5 Ways To Tell That You’re Friends With A Social Worker Much like Chandler in Friends, there is always that one person in any friendship group […]
1st March 2019
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Rest Easy… Here’s How To Save Social Work

Rest Easy… Here’s How To Save Social Work  I’ve decided to save social work. It’s a task I’ve been putting off for some time, and it […]