Leadership in Social Work and Social Care

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Social Media for Social Work and the ethics of online engagment – Debate Summary

Thank you for joining @SWSCmedia debate on “Social Media for Social Work and the ethics of online engagement: An evening with BASW”. This debate was used for crowdsourcing social workers opinions and will be considered by BASW for a further guide in relation to social workers’ engagement on social media. We also would like to thank … Continue reading

Frontline: The Fast-track Social Work Training Scheme… @SWSCmedia Debate

Thank you for joining @SWSCmedia debate on Frontline and for sharing your views.  We are very pleased to have offered the first public open debate about Frontline where all participants could express their views directly to Josh MacAlister (the Founder and project lead for Frontline). We also would like to thank Josh MacAlister for participating in … Continue reading

Frontline: The Fast-track Social Work Training Scheme… @SWSCmedia Debate

There has been much said about Frontline, the newly proposed fast-track social work qualifying programme, in different papers and media including the BBC, the Guardian, the Telegraph, and the Independent, and there have also been various consultations. However, there has never been the opportunity for professionals, social workers, users and providers of services, academics, organisation and … Continue reading

#SWSCMedia Debate Summary: Internet & Child Abuse Offenders – what are the current challenges? With Special Guest Mark Williams-Thomas

Thank you for joining us and for sharing your views on “The Internet & Child Abuse Offenders – what are the current challenges?” @SWSCmedia. It was a lively evening with excellent contributions and our thanks and appreciation to our special guest Mark Williams-Thomas who joined us for the evening. Therefore, we look forward to your participation … Continue reading

The Internet & Child Abuse Offenders – what are the current challenges? – Opinion piece by Mark Williams-Thomas

The Internet has created a global gateway and market, with no boundaries or distances to travel. As a result the policing of online child abuse offenders has required a co-ordinated international policing response. So how big is the problem of child abuse material online, and is their a direct link between viewing child abuse material … Continue reading

Are Social Care and Social Work Ready for e-Professionalism on Twitter? – A #SWSCmedia #SocialMedia debate series – 08-May-2012 – #Social #Media #Socmed

Considering the rapid expansion of social media and its’ impact on policies, services and “everyday life”, this is the first of a series of debates on the effects of social media in social care and social work. In today’s debate we shall focus on  e-professionalism and Twitter as well as its implications for social care … Continue reading

Podcast: Workplace Stress and Keeping Stress at Bay… – by Dr. Neil Thompson – #SWSCmedia Series #Workplace #Stress and #Resilience #GASWSC

Keeping stress at bay: Stress and Stress Management in Workplace Podcast by: Dr Neil Thompson (@DrNeilThompson) is an independent writer, educator and adviser. He edits the free monthly e-zine, Well-beingBULLETIN (www.well-being.org.uk). A blog and free Tip of the Week facility are available at his website, www.neilthompson.info and details of his audio-visual learning resources are available at www.avenuemediasolutions.com. Dr. Thompson is a member of @SWSCmedia Expert Panel.  Join us … Continue reading

Why Social Work – Opinion piece by Anthea Anthony – #SWSCmedia #SWweek Series #GASWSC #WSWDay #UNSWDay

Wow! Being asked ‘Why I am a social worker?’ has taken me back to when I was asked this question for the first time, 16 years ago, at my entry into social work exam at and my first year on the course. My response today is pretty much the same as it was then. I … Continue reading

Mastering Approaches to Diversity in Social Work – An Interview with Linda Gast and Anne Patmore – Courtesy of JKP Books on #SocialWork & #Diversity

In this interview, Linda and Anne discuss their new book, Mastering Approaches to Diversity in Social Work, which looks at a range of diversity issues in social work practice and includes a model for understanding discrimination. Diversity is one of the nine overarching competences for social workers in the Professional Capabilities Framework for Social Workers … Continue reading

Debate Summary: Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development – 20 March 2012 – #SWSCmedia #SWweek Series #GASWSC #WSWDay #UNSWDay

Thank you for joining us @SWSCmedia for our debate on Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development #GASWSD. Our online debate was accompanied by discussions at London Metropolitan University and following the parliamentary reception and the official presentation of the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development at Portcullis house to Ministers and Members … Continue reading

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