051 Child Protection

051 Child Protection

It certainly has been child protection week! With the Prime Minister announcing his ideas for professionals in child protection to be charged with ‘wilful neglect’– carrying a prison term of up to 5 years if they fail to report a child in danger. The...
048 Jane Devine Social Work Scotland

048 Jane Devine Social Work Scotland

What’s the picture of social work in Scotland? After a¬†monumentous year for the country, how is the profession shaping up in Scotland? Jane Devine is the Business Manager for Social Work Scotland, the successor organisation to the Association of Directors of...
Sex offending legislation

Sex offending legislation

This was posted on my Guardian page on 19/12/14. See David Niven at The Social Care Network online Guardian.   The trial and conviction of Simon Harris, a 55-year-old teacher and former charity manager, for abusing Kenyan street children between 2002 and 2013,...
051 Child Protection

047 BASPCAN Congress

An excellent interview with Julie Taylor who Chairs the Congress Committee for the BASPCAN Congress 2015 at the University of Edinburgh. BASPC AN stands for the British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. You can find it at...
051 Child Protection

046 Social Work & Media Training

Social work and Media Training. What is the image of social work in the media? How long will social workers be the targets for allowing children to be abused or the elderly to be dehumanised? Probably as long as we avoid looking too closely at ourselves and demand...
040 JSWEC Part 6 Social Media

040 JSWEC Part 6 Social Media

JSWEConference Part 6. Thoughts of newly qualified workers and social media in social work education. A final roundup of interviews from the conference. Firstly an interesting discussion with three newly qualified social workers from the University of Dundee, Leanne ,...