Leadership in Social Care

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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

Celebrating Social Work – by Prof. Harry Ferguson – For a Special Evening with Dr. Ferguson @SWSCmedia (Tuesday, 24-April-2012-04-24) #SWSCmedia

Every day in this country social workers perform countless acts that make a real difference to the lives of thousands of people.  What these social workers do involves kindness, compassion, courage, resilience, cleverness, and extraordinary levels of skill and wisdom.  Social workers routinely meet the extraordinarily difficult challenge of having to balance empathy and compassion … Continue reading

Debate on: The Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development – and World Social Work Day 20-March-2012 – #SWSCmedia Debate @SWSCmedia

Next week there a are a number of events and important events and activities (both online and face-to-face) to celebrate Social Work Week #SWweek, beginning with World Social Work Day #WSWDay (Tuesday, 20 March 2012) to United Nations’ Social Work Day #UNSWDay (Monday, 26 March 2012). Therefore, our topic for next week’s debate (20-Mar-2012) is the “Global Agenda for Social … 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

Integrate or Disintegrate: Prospects, Challenges, Opportunities, and Realities of Health and Social Care Integration…

In the past decade there has been increasing talk of integration and integrated service delivery for health and social care in UK and many other countries. Therefore, in our next @SWSCmedia debate on Tuesday (17 January) at 20:00 GMT / 15:00 EST, we’ll try to explore some relevant questions in relation to the prospects, possibilities, … Continue reading

The other supervisions – By Nick Berbiers

[Note: We in social work / social care remain unresolved as to what we call people who receive services. Terms such as clients, service users, and cases all arise. I do not like referring to people as ‘cases’, but discovered to my frustration when writing this that unless I used terms such as ‘case’ ‘caseload’ … Continue reading

Supervision: Concept, Content and Context

“Social work supervision is considered as one of the most important factors in determining job satisfaction levels of social workers and the quality of service to clients” (Source SCIE) Social Work Reform Board underlining the importance of regular and uninterrupted supervision state that supervision should: Improve the quality of decision-making and interventions. Enable effective line … Continue reading

Debate Summary for 01-Nov-2011 on Developing Leadership in Social Work and Social Care

This was yet another excellent and exciting debate @SWSCmedia on Developing Leadership in Social Work and Social Care. We thank everyone who joined the debate and hope you enjoyed it as much as we did and we welcome the new participants and those from affiliated professions who brought added wisdom to the debate… During and after the … Continue reading

Developing Leadership in Social Work and Social Care – Opinion piece by Ermitrude2

The interplay between management and leadership is one that has been milling around in my mind for a while but in the light of the next ‘Twitter Debate’ by SWSCmedia on 1st November (8pm GMT) and the opinion piece written on that same site about Leadership in Social Work I thought it would be a … Continue reading

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