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Social Work Tutor

20th April 2020

Government to start testing social workers for coronavirus

Government to start testing social workers for coronavirus   The Department of Health and Social Care has published new guidance which sets out part of their […]
7th April 2020

If you can’t show compassion for someone in hospital, maybe you shouldn’t be a social worker

If you can’t show compassion for someone in hospital, maybe you shouldn’t be a social worker   A disclaimer before I begin: I’m a social worker […]
1st April 2020

First social worker in UK dies after being infected with Coronavirus

First social worker in UK dies after being infected with Coronavirus A social worker from London has died after being infected with coronavirus. They are the […]
12th March 2020

Five steps social workers should take to prevent the spread of Coronavirus Covid 19

Five steps social workers should take to prevent the spread of Coronavirus Covid 19 The news has been gradually getting worse over the past month and […]
29th November 2019

The (alternative) Social Worker of the Year Awards 2019

The (alternative) Social Worker of the Year Awards 2019   The Social Worker of The Year Awards 2019 are being held in England tonight and showcase […]
15th November 2019

The only people to blame for the murders of Blake and Tristan are their ‘parents’, not social workers

The only people to blame for the murders of Blake and Tristan are their ‘parents’, not social workers Over the past week you’ll very likely have […]
14th November 2019

Social workers were involved with Barrass family at the time Blake and Tristan were murdered

Social workers were involved with Barrass family at the time Blake and Tristan were murdered Children’s services in Sheffield were involved with the Barrass family at […]
13th November 2019

Emotionally broken child of incestuous parents fears they will murder ‘because that’s what mum did’

Emotionally broken child of incestuous parents fears they will murder ‘because that’s what mum did’   A child who survived their incestuous mother and father’s efforts […]
12th November 2019

Incestuous parents murdered their teenage sons after fearing they would be taken into care

Incestuous parents murdered their teenage sons after fearing they would be taken into care   A couple in an incestuous relationship murdered their two teenage sons, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]