Social Justice

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Gun Control: What are the issues? & Is it a Question of Civil Liberties? @SWSCmedia debate

Gun control has been a persistent debate for at least half a century in US, beginning with the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to the recent shooting and killing of children and adults in Newtown, Connecticut. In that period one of the most effective legislation was … Continue reading

What can we learn from Savile’s case?

TV star Jimmy Savile, who died last year at the age of 84, is believed to have been one of the UK’s most prolific sex offenders. Estimates suggest that as many as 300 people may have been abused by Savile. Savile’s case is followed by further allegations of child abuse involving MPs, judges and bankers. … Continue reading

Ability vs. Disability & Diverseability: Defining Identities – @SWSCmedia Debate Summary

Thank you for joining us and for sharing your views on “Ability vs Disability & Diverseability: Defining Identities” as part of @SWSCmedia debate series. Below is the summary of the discussion and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow (14 August 2012) when we explore: “Sexual Abuse of People with Learning Disability” @SWSCmedia 8:00 PM BST (UK) / 3:00 PM EDT (Eastern … Continue reading

Defining Identities: Ability & Disability – A Case Study debate @SWSCmedia

Last February in an article entitled: “Obese woman demanding 50 hours care a week ‘went to pop concert‘” the article’s subheading read: A morbidly obese woman who says she needs help getting out of bed in the morning managed to make it to see her favourite boy band – The Wanted – in concert, a … Continue reading

Public versus Private Health and Social Care… Challenges, Opportunities, and Realities… – @SWSCmedia Debate Summary

Thank you for joining us and for sharing your views on “Public versus Private Health and Social Care” part of @SWSCmedia debate series. Below is the summary of the discussion and we look forward to seeing you on Sunday (5 August 2012) when we explore: “Disability or Diverseability: Defining Identities Enablement vs Disablement” @SWSCmedia 6:00 PM BST (UK) / 1:00 PM … Continue reading

End of Life Care – Palliative Care – A Special Evening with Malcolm Payne – Debate Summary – 31 July 2012

Thank you for joining us and for sharing your views regarding End of Life Care / Palliative Care in a special debate with Malcolm Payne and as part of @SWSCmedia debate series. Below is the summary of the discussion and we look forward to seeing you on Sunday (5 August 2012) when we explore: “Disability or Diverseability: Defining Identities … Continue reading

Networks Helping Families Flee Social Services – Debate Summary – 22 July 2012

Thank you for joining us and for sharing your views regarding Channel 4 report on “Networks Helping Families Flee Social Services” part of @SWSCmedia debate series. Below is the summary of the discussion and we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday (31-July-2012)  for a special evening on “End of Life Care” with Malcolm Payne @SWSCmedia.  You can … Continue reading

Social work and end-of-life care: issues for debate @SWSCmedia – Opinion piece by Malcolm Payne

Join us for a Special Evening  @SWSCmedia on Palliative and End-of-Life care with Malcolm Payne (@MalcolmPayne) on Tuesday (31-July-2012) at 8:00 PM BST (UK) / 3:00 PM EDT @SWSCmedia. Planning for living needs to include planning for dying. End-of-life care is not a specialised area of medicine, involving a few specialised social workers working in hospices and hospitals. … Continue reading

Networks Helping Families Escape Social Services: What are the real issues? – @SWSCmedia debate

Channel 4 report on networks that help families escape social services projects a picture of child protection services with persistent failures and consistent misjudgements. The programme includes interviews with various people including Corinne May-Chahal (Co-Chair of the College of Social Work) and John Hemming (Libdem MP for Birmingham Yardley) who assists such families once abroad … Continue reading

In Celebration of #Carers’ Week: Behind the Walls revisited… – #SWSCmedia debate on Caring for Carers

Join @SWSCmedia debate Today (19-June-2012) at 8:00 PM UK. / 3:00 PM (New York) & share your views on Caring for Carers. I don’t want to write about a being a carer. There, I said it. I wrote about it once briefly in 2000 in a piece called Behind the Walls, to tie in with the passing of … Continue reading

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