SocialCare Debate

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Frontline Project and Social Work: An opinion piece by Josh MacAlister for @SWSCmedia Debate

It’s been an exciting and busy time for Frontline over the last few weeks and we have high hopes for the future. I am now working full time to make Frontline, a programme to boost the number of high potential graduates and career switchers in children’s social work, a reality. Never far from my thoughts … Continue reading

“Can’t afford it… Get out…” is this a “Fair deal” or is it “Social Cleansing”?

The national housing benefit caps which came into effect at the beginning of this year are forcing a number of London boroughs to examine the option of re-housing some of their housing benefit claimants outside of the capital. The caps are part of the government’s welfare reform and range from £250 per week for a one-bedroom … Continue reading

"Can't afford it… Get out…" is this a "Fair deal" or is it "Social Cleansing"?

The national housing benefit caps which came into effect at the beginning of this year are forcing a number of London boroughs to examine the option of re-housing some of their housing benefit claimants outside of the capital. The caps are part of the government’s welfare reform and range from £250 per week for a one-bedroom … Continue reading

Government urged to act on child protection crisis – @BASW_UK statement Re: Care Applications – #SWSCmedia Debate

Commenting on Cafcass figures showing that the number of local council care applications has passed 10, 000 for the first time, Sue Kent, professional officer British Association of Social Workers, said: “Child protection work is facing a major crisis, soaring referrals yet a government agenda of cuts preventing social workers from doing their jobs properly. “Our members … Continue reading

What is the right number of Care Applications? – Opinion piece by @Itsmotherswork – #SWSCmedia debates

What’s the ‘right’ number of care applications in a year? Does anyone know? I thought not. Cafcass seems to treat 912 applications in January 2012 (the highest number since Cafcass was set up in 2001) as a ‘right’ number. In February 2012 it attributed a 12.4% increase in new applications in the period between April … Continue reading

Does Caring equal taking Children into Care? – #SWSCmedia debate 17-April-2012

Care applications have hit all time high with an increase of 10.8% over the same period last year. This is a huge an alarming increase as it raises the a number of important questions: Is this a reflection of worsening socio-cultural issues? or is it  due to socio-economic factors? Is this attributable to poorer parenting? … Continue reading

What can United Nations do for the Young People? – a #SWSCmedia debate in support of @UN Secretary-General Q&A with Young People

Join us on Tuesday (10 March 2012) and share your views in our discussion:  @UN & Young People. In this discussion we wish to explore the role of United Nations and what it can do for the Young People? How does that relate to Social Work? How does it relate to the Global Agenda for Social … Continue reading

Social Work in Palestine – Presented by Guy Shennan @BASW_UK Conference 30 March 2012 #SWSCmedia #SocialWork

This is the presentation made by Guy Shennan (@GuyShennan) at the Annual Conference of British Association of Social Workers (@BASW_UK) at Stoke-on-Trent on 30 March 2012. SW Palestine Presentation Palestine Social Work Network meeting – Bound, Blindfolded and Convicted – Gerard Horton, lawyer from DCI in Ramallah is on a UK speaking tour and is speaking … Continue reading

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