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Guest blogs

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. […]
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.