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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 […]
13th March 2019

Social worker and police officer on trial for child sexual abuse video

Social worker and police officer on trial for child sexual abuse video A high-ranking Metropolitan Police officer and her social worker sister are facing trial after […]
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 […]
12th March 2019

Christian Thrown off Social Work Course for Homosexuality Views Takes Case to Appeal

Christian Thrown off Social Work Course for Homosexuality Views Takes Case to Appeal In September 2015, Felix Ngole was a student at Sheffield University where he […]
10th March 2019

Unlicensed school ‘social worker’ was previously arrested for rape

Unlicensed school ‘social worker’ was previously arrested for rape An unlicensed school ‘social worker’ from Las Vegas who was arrested last week for alleged inappropriate behaviour […]
10th March 2019

Student describes inappropriate touching by unlicensed school ‘social worker’

Student describes inappropriate touching by unlicensed school ‘social worker’ Following on from the arrest of an unlicensed school ‘social worker’ from Nevada, one of his victims […]
10th March 2019

Unlicensed school ‘social worker’ arrested for inappropriate contact with students

Unlicensed school ‘social worker’ arrested for inappropriate contact with students An unlicensed school social worker from Las Vegas, Nevada has been arrested for alleged inappropriate behaviour […]
8th March 2019

Study shows that up to 75% of children’s services workers have PTSD

Study shows that up to 75% of children’s services workers have PTSD Warren County Child Protective caseworker Becky Campana woke at 5:30am and the first thing […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
28th February 2019

Social Worker of the Year charged with possession of child pornography

Social Worker of the Year charged with possession of child pornography (child sexual abuse material)  A Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with more than 20 years’ […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
22nd April 2019

Social work has made me fat

Social work has made me fat So it’s been a while since I blogged as just me. As ‘Social Work Tutor’. Sure, I’ve written loads of […]
23rd April 2019

6 reasons why social work has made us fat

6 reasons why social work has made us fat I wrote a blog yesterday about how social work has made me fat. I pined about how […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
21st August 2019

Why is a male police officer’s life more valued than a female social worker’s?

Why is a male police officer’s life more valued than a female social worker’s?   Over the course of the past week there have been two […]
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 […]
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 […]