How to keep yourself safe in Social Work

How to keep yourself safe in Social Work It’s a hard fact of our profession that we face verbal abuse, intimidation and threatening behaviour on a daily basis. Because...

Spotting the signs of Child Sexual Abuse

Spotting the signs of Child Sexual Abuse In the United Kingdom, 1 out of every 20 children has been sexually abused. In the United States, 1 in every 5 girls...

Social Work Supervision- Five steps to making it better

Social Work Supervision- Five steps to making it better To our dismay, we have yet to meet many social workers who provide fulsome reviews of their supervision experiences. Concerning?...

Five steps to better service user engagement for Social Workers

Five steps to better service user engagement for Social Workers You’d be hard pushed to find evidence that suggests service user engagement isn’t key to successful outcomes. And that’s...

The Social Work Sleep Guide: 6 steps to Getting Better Sleep

The Social Work Sleep Guide: 6 steps to Getting Better Sleep Severe sleep difficulties are thought to affect around 3 in every 10 people, with women reporting slightly poorer...

The signs and harm of parental alienation

The signs and harm of parental alienation As a Child Protection Social Worker, I have seen many harrowing things that will stay with me for the rest of my...

Disguised Compliance in Child Protection Social Work

Disguised Compliance in Child Protection Social Work The recent publication of the Serious Case Review into the death of Poppy Widdison has once again shown that disguised compliance was...

Tips for your Social Work University interview

Tips for your Social Work University interview It’s that time of year when the Social Work University interview process is in full swing as courses begin to recruit for...

The hidden epidemic of Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

The hidden epidemic of Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Last week I wrote about the significant damage that can be caused by children experiencing emotional distress and trauma whilst still in...

What happens to children in the womb shapes their whole lives

What happens to children in the womb shapes their whole lives Last week, I wrote about the lifelong damage that living in houses where domestic abuse is perpetrated can...