056 Social Work in Scotland and N Ireland

056 Social Work in Scotland and N Ireland

Following the general election I thought it interesting to hear about what’s happening in these two countries. Alan Baird. The Scottish Government’s Chief Social Work Adviser. Previously Director of Social Work, Dundee City Council for the previous 11...
053 BASPCAN Congress interviews

053 BASPCAN Congress interviews

John Devaney MBE, Director of Social Work Education at Queens University , Belfast who Chaired the Congress gives his thoughts on the success of the event. John was 20 years a social work practitioner and joined the University in 2006. He is also National Chair of the...
052 Child Trafficking & Modern Slavery

052 Child Trafficking & Modern Slavery

The practice of child trafficking and modern slavery in the 21st century at the level that it exists is one of the most appalling and shameful indictments of the worldwide human condition. Bharti Patel is CEO of ECPAT UK. Bharti has more than fifteen years’ experience...
056 Social Work in Scotland and N Ireland

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...

The person not the party.

We should look to the person not the party when the dust has settled and the real work on the historic child abuse inquiry starts. We should remember those who campaigned for years to achieve this level of commitment to safeguard children and investigate institutional...