Social Workers to be re-branded as Happy Helpers

Government officials have today announced bold new plans to give our profession a drastic makeover by bestowing the title of Happy Helper on registered Social Workers. Speaking exclusively to...

Sit Down for Social Work

Sit Down for Social Work  I’d like to use this blog to announce my new campaign called Sit Down For Social Work! As a force for change I expect...

Two children in foster care kidnapped from outside a school

Two children in foster care kidnapped from outside a school In a case that will shock Social Workers, foster carers and teachers alike, two children were kidnapped from outside...

A five-year old girl has died one week after social services...

A five-year old girl called Ta Naejah McCloud has died one week after social services said they didn’t have enough evidence to remove her from home Ta Naejah McCloud was...

This is why Social Workers need to learn about anti-discriminatory and...

This is why Social Workers need to learn about anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive practice Do you remember as a social work student being taught about anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive practice? The...

I was asked why I’m never scared or pressured at work…...

I was asked why I’m never scared or pressured at work… here’s my secret My husband is a bit of geek and when his brother isn’t free to go...

Four Social Workers who allegedly failed to save a boy from...

Four Social Workers who allegedly failed to save Gabriel Fernandez from abuse will now face trial for his death Gabriel Fernandez was only eight years old when he died...

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...

You know you’re living with a Social Worker when…

You know you're living with a Social Worker when... Social Workers are a fantastically peculiar bunch of people and sharing a home with them can be a strange experience....

Social Workers are Superheroes and we are saving the world

Social Workers are Superheroes and we are saving the world This may sound odd but I’ve a recurring wish to run into my clients when I’m out and about with...

The cultural challenges of working with people with dementia

The cultural challenges of working with people with dementia There are a range of views about dementia across different cultures, and indeed within individual cultures, often based on personal...

Good news stories about Social Workers

Good news stories about Social Workers Today is the International Day of Happiness 2017. In honour of all that is bright and happy, here are five of my favourite...