033 BASW UK Conference and AGM

Jun 12, 2014 by

I attended the BASW UK conference and AGM and spoke at a workshop entitled ’embracing a media we love to hate’. It was an...

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030 Reflecting on important is...

May 22, 2014 by

I highlight the future interviews scheduled for the programme including Dame Tessa Jowell. – Privatising child protection...

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029 The Global Agenda for Soci...

May 15, 2014 by

David Jones talks about the origins of The Global Agenda for Social Work and the work it is completing during our interview. A common...

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028 Child Protection Expert Ji...

May 8, 2014 by

Jim – “I have never ever met anybody in the safeguarding community who didn’t care about the people they were going...

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026 Early Intervention Confere...

Apr 24, 2014 by

In conjunction with British Association of the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (BASPCAN) David Niven Associates (DNA)...

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Adoption and social work on te...

Apr 23, 2014 by

The television company True Vision that made Channel 4’s ‘15,000 Kids and Counting’ told me this morning that...

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Family court changes

Apr 22, 2014 by

More questions arise about the shake up in the family justice system. Firstly, there’s a good idea emerging that hopefully will...

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Technology in Social Work Prac...

Apr 14, 2014 by

Guest Blog by Deona Hooper   I’d like to introduce Deona’s blog. I’ve guested several times myself on other...

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025 Privatising Child Protecti...

Apr 10, 2014 by

Initially I debate the current topic in the UK – should social services, especially child protection, be moved to the private...

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The representation of social w...

Apr 7, 2014 by

As somebody that is always talking abut the importance of the representation of social work in the media, in whatever form the media...

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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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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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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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Technology in Social Work

Feb 27, 2014 by

I’ve been invited to deliver a workshop at the Compass Jobs Fair in Birmingham on March  19th to coincide with World Social...

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How can social work get better...

Feb 24, 2014 by

Today’s Guardian article in the social care network slot does echo so many things  that I’ve been saying over the last...

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018 Childhood trauma; child ab...

Feb 20, 2014 by

An interview with an old friend of the programme Jane Evans who is speaking at ‘This is my childhood’ conference. We...

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The Voice of Social Work ̵...

Feb 14, 2014 by

“The spirit of social workers still stays the same” The Silver Jubilee of the British Association of Social Workers...

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Response to Martin Narey repor...

Feb 13, 2014 by

Is current social work education sufficient?    With Sir Martin Narey’s report today about social work education it quite...

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017 Celebrity Abuse and Childr...

Feb 13, 2014 by

BBC Radio interview where, as an independent child protection expert, I am asked to discuss my opinions following the acquittal of...

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Social Work in the World

Feb 11, 2014 by

World Social Work Day is on the 18th March 2014 and I’m sure there will be a lot of discussion, debate and celebration of the...

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