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 […]
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 […]
24th February 2019

Mental health social worker dies by suicide on hospital campus

Mental health social worker dies by suicide on hospital campus A social worker who worked at the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services for almost […]
23rd February 2019

Social worker tried to commit mother before she killed herself and children

Social worker tried to commit mother before she killed herself and children Michigan woman Aubrianne Marie Moore, 28, shot and killed her three daughters on Monday […]
23rd February 2019

Social Work student kicked off course for Islamisation comments

Social Work student kicked off course for Islamisation comments Sebastian Walsh, 19, has been suspended from his social work degree at the University of Central Lancashire […]
22nd February 2019

Man arrested on suspicion of murdering social worker

Man arrested on suspicion of murdering social worker A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a social worker. Sarah Henshaw, aged 40, was found […]
21st February 2019

Former special constable acquitted of assaulting social worker so she can take prison service job

Former special constable acquitted of assaulting social worker so she can take prison service job A former special constable in the Police force has been acquitted […]
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 […]
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 […]
16th February 2019

The HCPC spend £17000 on Christmas parties and they’re now raising our fees by 18%

The HCPC spend £17000 on Christmas parties and they’re now raising our fees by 18% The HCPC spent over £17000 a year on their Christmas parties […]
15th February 2019

Social worker who sent underwear pictures to foster carer is struck off

Social worker who sent underwear pictures to foster carer is struck off A Welsh social worker has been made subject to a removal order, which effectively […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
7th March 2019

The five characters you find in every social work office

The one who goes off on mysterious ‘home visits’ at 3pm (but you all secretly think is getting their hair done or going shopping) This Social […]
9th March 2019

Social workers do not get paid to take children away

Social workers do not get paid to take children away As far back as I can remember, Social workers have faced accusations that we get paid […]
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 […]
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 […]
12th March 2019

Six Reasons you Must Have a Sense of Humour in Social Work

Six Reasons you Must Have a Sense of Humour in Social Work “Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to […]
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 […]
15th March 2019

I had no idea that being a social worker would do that to me

I had no idea that being a social worker would do that to me There’s a line from one of my favourite songs, Tonight Tonight by […]
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 […]
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. […]