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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

Solution Focused Social Work – A Special Evening with Dr. Neil Thompson – Debate Summary

Thank you for joining the debate and for sharing your views regarding solution focused social work. Also our great appreciation for Dr. Neil Thompson who joined us to share his insight and experience on solution focused social work and to propose that social work should refocus its interventions on solutions making. Dr. Thompson emphasised a … Continue reading

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and Social Media – By Claudia Megele

Social work operates within a knowledge economy and one in which its practitioners are expected to take responsibility for their own training and development. But, even in this age of social media-borne knowledge, the profession seems to lack the cultural orientation and fundamental awareness and expertise in knowledge transfer and knowledge management. It is vital, … 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

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

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

Engaging with involuntary and resistant parents in child protection work – by: Prof. Brian Littlechild

How do we   best go about  engaging  with involuntary and resistant parents in child protection work? From the evidence of recent Serious Case Reviews (SCRs), this could be seen as  one of the most difficult   parts of  social work practice. Findings from SCRs   frequently find that such avoidance and resistance in parents is a key … Continue reading

Support vs. Safeguarding and Care vs. Control…

Social workers have the dual mandate of supporting and safeguarding children and adults as well as their families. However, at times, what a professional may consider as necessary support for a child or an older person, may not be considered as such by the user of service and/or their families. Furthermore, best interest of children … Continue reading

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