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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
4th March 2019

Hot-desking Social Worker Finds Desk

Hot-desking Social Worker Finds Desk Unconfirmed reports suggest a hot-desking social worker discovered a vacant desk last week. Although it is thought the discovery was made […]
11th March 2019

Senior Manager Admits That Performance Targets are a ‘Waste of Time’

Senior Manager Admits That Performance Targets are a ‘Waste of Time’ A senior manager has caused ructions after claiming he is ‘not bothered’ by performance targets […]
16th March 2019

Five Reasons Why Adult Social Work Gets Overlooked

Five Reasons Why Adult Social Work Gets Overlooked Catriona, a listener to the SWT podcast, raised a good question this week when she asked ‘How come […]
18th March 2019

Council Launches New Information Management System – A Paper File

Council Launches New Information Management System – A Paper File Social workers have responded with unanimous praise for Inglebrook Council’s latest information management system. As of […]
29th April 2019

5 Common Misconceptions about Risk Assessments

5 Common Misconceptions about Risk Assessments As social workers we are supposed to be experts in managing risk. Apart from all the well-documented risks in children’s […]
6th May 2019

Why overeating in social work is not all your fault – and science proves it!

Why overeating at work is not all your fault – and science proves it.   It’s true – social work causes causes tight-fitting clothes, breathlessness, sweat […]