023 Safeguarding Disabled Chil...

Mar 27, 2014 by

The Development Manager for Disabled Children’s Services at the Ann Craft Trust (ACT) Sarah Goff and I discuss the role of ACT...

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Reflective supervision advice

Mar 26, 2014 by

Supervision   I want to revisit a subject that unashamedly I’ve talked about quite a bit in the past. Good anecdotal...

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Practice Guidance for Social W...

Mar 25, 2014 by

There has been new guidance issued from the Care Council for Wales in a document that seems to cover all areas of social work...

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The Unexpectedness of a Baby B...

Mar 24, 2014 by

Guest blog by Jane Evans     For too many years myths have existed about how children, especially young ones, are affected...

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Social work vacancy rates

Mar 21, 2014 by

Social work under pressure A massive rise in child protection cases in Coventry is another reflection of the pressure that social...

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022 Compass Jobs Fair for Soci...

Mar 20, 2014 by

Excellent day at Compass Jobs Fair which exists to help support and develop the social work and social care workforce. I had the...

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World Social Work Day

Mar 17, 2014 by

Tomorrow is World Social Work Day and I can”t think of a more opportune time to consider the challenges and the landscape of...

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Child Protection Training

Mar 14, 2014 by

I have a lifetime of knowledge in child protection and therefore offer Child Protection training through my company, so I want to...

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021 Care Leaver David Akinsany...

Mar 13, 2014 by

David Akinsanya is a successful campaigner for Looked After children. The reason for his work is due to his complex and troubled...

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Young People in Care

Mar 11, 2014 by

No matter how much thought, compassion and people hours that are put into working with young people in care, it’s still...

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Podcasting with Jonathan Singe...

Mar 10, 2014 by

I was really pleased to be invited on to Jonathan Singer’s Social Work Podcast – one of the leading social work podcasts...

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020 Parenting news stories; Da...

Mar 7, 2014 by

Faye Dicker of Freelance Bristol Mum and I discuss some of the headlines that have made the papers this week. Included are the risks...

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Michael Wilshaw on Community

Mar 7, 2014 by

I’ve been mulling this story around for a month or so now, trying to get my head around whether it had much credibility or not....

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Drinking during Pregnancy

Mar 6, 2014 by

Many of us have heard of, or come across, foetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and the way it effects brain development of a baby. It was...

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Digital Age of Social Work

Mar 4, 2014 by

Compass Jobs Fair   I’ll be speaking on the 19th March in Birmingham at the Compass Jobs Fair following ‘World...

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Obesity in Children

Mar 3, 2014 by

Child Obesity The shock headlines in the Daily Mirror suggesting that at least 74 children had been received into care due to being...

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