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Child Protection Social Work: Separating Children from their Families? Why? When? & How?

Thank you for joining the debate on “Child Protection Social Work: Separating Children from their Families? Why? When? & How?” We changed our topic shortly before the debate to shed light on child protection practice and in response to BBC Eastenders misinformed and damaging portrayal of social work and social workers’ role and interventions. Below … Continue reading


Avoiding Avoidance: Recognising and responding to the risks of resistant and uncooperative parents in child protection – #SWSCmedia Debate

Introduction Parental resistance and avoidance can negatively affect the safety and well-being of children in protection work, posing significant risks   to workers and children as a result of certain forms of power/control dynamics used by a   small     number of very challenging families in child protection work.  The vast majority of interventions from social workers when … Continue reading

Debate Summary: SocialWork and Socialcare & the Human Rights of Older People: 28 February 2012 – a #SWSCmedia Debate @SWSCmedia

Thank you for joining us in another excellent and rich debate @SWSCmedia. Join us next week same day same time to discuss Social Workers and Politics and Political Opnions. Can social workers express political opinions? If yes how? If no, why not? Below is the summary of our debate on Social Care / Social Work … Continue reading

Social Care, Social Work and the Rights of the Older People – Opinion piece by: Joe Godden

For the past several years many of the conversations I have had with colleagues and members of the public have been about the state of health and social care services for older people. Hardly anyone I know in my age group – mid 50’s has not been affected personally. The old adage – you don’t … Continue reading

#SocialWork and #Socialcare and the Human Rights of the Older People: #SWSCmedia Debate on 28-Feb-2012

Article 3 of the European Convention of Human Rights states that no one should be tortured or treated in an inhuman or degrading manner. This is an “Absolute Right” for all individuals which means it applies in all circumstances and as an “Absolute Right” it should not be breached, restricted, curtailed or limited in any … Continue reading

#SWSCmedia Summary of "Social Work in Media" debate @SWSCmedia on 21-Feb-2012

Thank you everyone for joining us in our debate yesterday. Our grateful appreciation and gratitude to Annie Hudson (Director of Children and Young People’s Services), Peter Holt (Communications Director at Bristol City Council), and Julia Walton (Media Officer for Bristol City Council) for inspiring us with BBC’s “Protecting Our Children” and for joining us and … Continue reading

#SWSCmedia Summary of “Social Work in Media” debate @SWSCmedia on 21-Feb-2012

Thank you everyone for joining us in our debate yesterday. Our grateful appreciation and gratitude to Annie Hudson (Director of Children and Young People’s Services), Peter Holt (Communications Director at Bristol City Council), and Julia Walton (Media Officer for Bristol City Council) for inspiring us with BBC’s “Protecting Our Children” and for joining us and … Continue reading

An Interview with Susanne: NQSW at Bristol Council Family and Young People's Services

SWSCmedia:  Where did you undertake your social work degree and training? Susanne:  I did a Masters in Social Work at Bristol University. SWSCmedia:  What motivated you to become a social worker? Did you always know you wanted to become a social worker? Susanne:  I really wanted to work with children and looked into teaching, but there … Continue reading

An Interview with Susanne: NQSW at Bristol Council Family and Young People’s Services

SWSCmedia:  Where did you undertake your social work degree and training? Susanne:  I did a Masters in Social Work at Bristol University. SWSCmedia:  What motivated you to become a social worker? Did you always know you wanted to become a social worker? Susanne:  I really wanted to work with children and looked into teaching, but there … Continue reading

An Interview with Annie Hudson Director of Children and Young People's Services at Bristol Council

SWSCmedia:  What made you decide to do this programme with BBC? Annie Hudson:  We were approached by the BBC in autumn 2009 about doing a follow-up to ‘Someone to Watch Over Me’ – a similar documentary by the same team that broadcast in 2004.  A lot had changed since then with the Baby P case … Continue reading

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