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The elephant in the room in adult social work is often a cat

Firstly, thanks to @Harr_Ferguson for the title which was inspired by this tweet: Research needed on the role of pets in #socialwork – in my studies dogs tend to be the elephant in the room https://t.co/hkI7tZNN7d — Harry Ferguson (@Harr_Ferguson) April 8, 2016 I remembered this tweet today whilst driving home and reflecting on having heard several […]

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#SWisHumanRights

On Friday 200 of us came together in York from across the country to talk about social work, social justice and working together to to uphold the universal character of human rights as enshrined within the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. […]

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What is a Principal Social Worker and what do they do? Easy Read

Click below for an easy read guide to find out what a Principal Social Worker is and What they do. What is a PSW Easy Read Source: What is a Principal Social Worker and what do they do? Easy Read

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Hold the front page

There is a scene at the end of Mary Poppins where the Banks Family go to fly kites together.  It is a joyous scene, celebrating a family with a renewed identity, purpose and open to possibilities about many exciting futures.  But it’s also really quite sad as it marks the moment where Mary Poppins realises […]

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It’s more complicated than that….

Monday 18th April 2016 marks to the start of a campaign on the part of families who have a member of their family in an Assessment and Treatment Unit (ATU) – see http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/pdf/AIMS-LD%20Standards%20-%20Second%20Edition.pdf for the standards that define an ATU. 3,000 people.  Members of 3,000 families who love them. As commissioners and social workers, in […]

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Winter ‘blocking’

Looking back on the chaos last year, as hospital after hospital declared major incidents, this year all is quiet, almost eerily so. Have things really improved, or is it that: The weather has been mild so far…. Tolerances are more flexible following changes to how Trusts are financially penalised for waiting times in A&E New ‘guidelines’ […]

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Are we Human or are we Care Manager?

The Social Work profession should embrace the #AMCP role – human rights are the essence of social work.