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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 […]
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. […]