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Social Work Tutor

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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
19th February 2019

Social Work supervision has to be more than just a case update

Social Work supervision has to be more than just a case update I have often written about how Social Workers can be severely damaged by secondary […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]