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29th November 2019

The (alternative) Social Worker of the Year Awards 2019

The (alternative) Social Worker of the Year Awards 2019   The Social Worker of The Year Awards 2019 are being held in England tonight and showcase […]
15th November 2019

The only people to blame for the murders of Blake and Tristan are their ‘parents’, not social workers

The only people to blame for the murders of Blake and Tristan are their ‘parents’, not social workers Over the past week you’ll very likely have […]
14th November 2019

Social workers were involved with Barrass family at the time Blake and Tristan were murdered

Social workers were involved with Barrass family at the time Blake and Tristan were murdered Children’s services in Sheffield were involved with the Barrass family at […]
13th November 2019

Emotionally broken child of incestuous parents fears they will murder ‘because that’s what mum did’

Emotionally broken child of incestuous parents fears they will murder ‘because that’s what mum did’   A child who survived their incestuous mother and father’s efforts […]
12th November 2019

Incestuous parents murdered their teenage sons after fearing they would be taken into care

Incestuous parents murdered their teenage sons after fearing they would be taken into care   A couple in an incestuous relationship murdered their two teenage sons, […]
12th November 2019

Woman is told by court that she is now allowed to have sex

Woman is told by court that she is now allowed to have sex   A woman has been given the chance to engage in sexual relationships […]
11th November 2019

‘Evil psychopath’ Sarah Barrass, who murdered her sons, “could have been stopped” by social workers

‘Evil psychopath’ Sarah Barrass, who murdered her sons, “could have been stopped” by social workers A mother from Sheffield who murdered her two teenage sons was […]
4th September 2019

Social work manager suspended after telling female colleague ‘I like a nice set of baps’ while looking through her shopping basket

Social work manager suspended after telling female colleague ‘I like a nice set of baps’ while looking through her shopping basket   A  senior social work […]
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. […]
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 […]