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Guest blogs

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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
3rd March 2019

How do you continue in social work, even when you have lost everything?

How do you continue in social work, even when you have lost everything? Four years ago my life changed forever. I lost Alice. She died suddenly […]
3rd March 2019

I’m so tired after work that Alexa has to read my daughter’s bedtime story

I’m so tired after work that Alexa now has to read my daughter’s bedtime story It used to be my favourite time of day. Pick my […]
5th March 2019

What does Brexit mean for social workers?

What does Brexit mean for social workers? As it stands, the United Kingdom is going to leave the European Union on the 29th March 2019. Generally […]
10th March 2019

Being a social worker with fertility problems is so hard

Being a social worker with fertility problems is so hard I love my job. I moan about it, but I love it. I love the joy […]
13th March 2019

I’m a Gay Social Worker and This is What I Think About Felix Ngole

I’m a Gay Social Worker and This is What I Think About Felix Ngole I’ve read the story of Felix Ngole with interest since it first […]
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. […]
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 […]
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.