There’s too much pressure on Social Workers to be perfect

There’s too much pressure on Social Workers to be perfect When I decided to become a Social Worker, I had no idea just how much of an impact it...

Social Work can be a shitty job, but please spare a...

Social Work can be a shitty job, but please spare a thought for managers! I manage a Safeguarding and  Assessment Team deep in the heart of the West Midlands....

Social Workers deserve to feel safe when doing our jobs

Social Workers deserve to feel safe when doing our jobs Alexandra Mezher: A 22-year old Social Worker from Sweden.  Stabbed in the back and thigh when she tried to...

Sit Down for Social Work

Sit Down for Social Work  I’d like to use this blog to announce my new campaign called Sit Down For Social Work! As a force for change I expect...

This is why Social Workers need to learn about anti-discriminatory and...

This is why Social Workers need to learn about anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive practice Do you remember as a social work student being taught about anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive practice? The...

I was asked why I’m never scared or pressured at work…...

I was asked why I’m never scared or pressured at work… here’s my secret My husband is a bit of geek and when his brother isn’t free to go...

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...

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...