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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019 Chief Social Worker for ad...

Feb 27, 2014 by

Interview with Chief Social Worker for adults, Lyn Romeo. She discusses her role and how the work of adult social workers supports...

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The complex nature of prosecut...

Feb 7, 2014 by

I was interviewed at the BBC today about victims of abuse and those accused of abuse. Where as quite rightly victims remain...

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014 Annie Hudson Chief Executi...

Jan 23, 2014 by

This week an interview with Annie Hudson, Chief Executive of the College of Social work. Previously Director of Social Services for...

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This is my childhood meeting J...

Jan 7, 2014 by

This is my childhood; there will be no other Book Now!   I had a meeting with Jane Evans today, planning the early years...

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Changes

Jan 6, 2014 by

The changing face of communities in the world Looking at the extremes of weather affecting various communities around the world it...

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A Changing Britain

Nov 20, 2013 by

 The face of a changing Britain There is much resistance to the changing world, that includes a changing Britain. This article...

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The Road to Damascus

Aug 30, 2013 by

Inhumanity knows no boundaries and the cruelty inflicted from human to human has only changed with the implements and the methods...

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Conflict Resolution.

Aug 28, 2013 by

As most of you probably know, my background was in social work. The underpinning drive in social work is always concerning the...

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Paul Wilson Case

Aug 27, 2013 by

I was talking to BBC Radio West Midlands about the Paul Wilson case and listening to some of the recommendations that would come from...

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What is the future of social w...

Aug 23, 2013 by

What is going on? Over a quarter of authorities in England are now deemed inadequate in some aspects of social services. Today Medway...

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Relative pain

Aug 22, 2013 by

The story of the person who goes into the hospital with a broken leg is in great pain and he’s really uncomfortable when...

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Scamming the airwaves

Aug 21, 2013 by

I must be the most fortunate man in the world, in the last week I’ve been left $4.5 million in a will, had £400,000 left by a...

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A project in the desert

Aug 20, 2013 by

I am a trustee of a charity called The Green House (formally the Avon Sexual Abuse Centre) which provides psychotherapeutic...

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Another Scandal

Aug 19, 2013 by

I read last week of another care home scandal. This one was in Nottinghamshire in Autumn Grange, 11 people were arrested on suspicion...

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Winning verses the truth

Aug 12, 2013 by

There are parts of the legal process that clearly are not as efficient and effective as they could be. The recent case of a Barrister...

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Daniel Pelka

Aug 1, 2013 by

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01crmrp  Start: 1.10 Well here we are again. Another little boy murdered sadistically by people who...

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More debate

Jul 30, 2013 by

I was asked to do a radio interview concerning peoples’ worries about the exposure of children to sexualised lads’...

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Warped Priorities

Jul 25, 2013 by

According to Save the Children 1.6 million children in Britain live in poverty. Young children will tonight go to bed hungry, wake up...

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Home and Away

Jul 24, 2013 by

A lot of work was put into what became the 1998 Sexual Offences Act. There were two parts to this legislation. The first part created...

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Sunburn and Social Work

Jul 23, 2013 by

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01c98t7 This is a link to last night’s BBC radio interview on sunburn and social work (Start:...

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Half Empty / Half Full

Jul 22, 2013 by

So David Cameron has finally decided to do something about internet safety. I quite agree that the way to do it with the large...

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Why is failure so fascinating?

Jul 17, 2013 by

Is it just me or is the world full of blame, enquiries, investigations and failing public services with very little emphasis on those...

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Where is the balance?

Jul 16, 2013 by

The fact that Stuart Hall’s case has been referred to the Court of Appeal by the Attorney General is at least reassuring but...

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Frozen Childhood

Jul 15, 2013 by

(This is an article I wrote a while ago but still feel is very relevant now – what are your thoughts on this?) When you’re four...

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All the different ages

Jul 11, 2013 by

Life is full of surprises.  Given all the trouble that has been attached to child abuse and the catholic church it seems beyond...

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Who cares?

Jul 10, 2013 by

Is it surprising that people are worried about the quality of frontline healthcare assistants when they are paid peanuts, recruited...

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Two news stories, not very hel...

Jul 9, 2013 by

It’s funny how two separate news stories written from completely different angles are relevant to each other. The new national...

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More of the same

Jul 8, 2013 by

Over the years I have come across so much good and bad practice when it comes to how we protect our children. Today’s...

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