Social Work Praxis

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Doing Social Work in between the cracks… An All Party Parliamentary Group examines the State of Social Work in U.K.

On 30th of October, the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Social Work heard evidence from two frontline practitioners about the current state of social work. The APPG was launched earlier this year and was established following lobbying from the British Associate of Social Workers (BASW). The APPG is chaired by MP Ann Clwyd and … Continue reading

In Sickness and Health: An insight into the life of a carer – In celebration of Carers’ Week 18 to 24 June 2012

Join our debate on “In Sickness and Health: Caring for Carers: Identities, Perceptions, Challenges & Realities” Tuesday, 19 June 8:00 PM UK / 3:00 PM EDT @SWSCmedia. This year’s theme for Carers’ Week (18 to 24 June) is “in sickness and health” and it aims to highlight the importance of carers’ health and how caring affects … Continue reading

Adoption Reform: What will change? and What is the way forward? – #SWSCmedia Adoption Reform Debate

The government’s adoption reform is hailed to increase efficiency and improve the current adoption system and practice. However, the reforms have been strongly criticised by some practitioners. Therefore, on Tuesday (12 June 2012) we will explore the adoption reform and examine some of its pros and cons. Below are some of the changes that will take … Continue reading

Michael Gove's speech on Adoption and slimmed down pre-adoption assessments – #SWSCmedia debate

Source: Department for Education *Please note that the text below may not always reflect the exact words used by the speaker. When I was a news editor at The Times I recognised that each branch of journalism had its own favourite phrases: clichés to some, comforting and reassuring prose landmarks to others. Footballers would always … Continue reading

Michael Gove’s speech on Adoption and slimmed down pre-adoption assessments – #SWSCmedia debate

Source: Department for Education *Please note that the text below may not always reflect the exact words used by the speaker. When I was a news editor at The Times I recognised that each branch of journalism had its own favourite phrases: clichés to some, comforting and reassuring prose landmarks to others. Footballers would always … Continue reading

#CaseStudy: Sam's Story: I want to see my Mum… – #SWSCmedia Case Study Series

Jenny was 20 years old when Sam’s father left them. Jenny then asked social services to take Sam as she had “…enough of his crying and tantrums”. Sam was put up for adoption and was adopted by John and Julie before his 2nd birthday. Sam is now 12 years old and a couple of months ago … Continue reading

#CaseStudy: Sam’s Story: I want to see my Mum… – #SWSCmedia Case Study Series

Jenny was 20 years old when Sam’s father left them. Jenny then asked social services to take Sam as she had “…enough of his crying and tantrums”. Sam was put up for adoption and was adopted by John and Julie before his 2nd birthday. Sam is now 12 years old and a couple of months ago … Continue reading

Fatima's story… Will you tell? – #SWSCmedia #CaseStudy Series – 2012-05-27

It has been nearly 5 months since, Fatima, a close personal friend whom you have known for several years and who has helped you through a number of difficulties, has joined your team. Fatima is a new graduate and given the difficulty in finding new jobs, Fatima was delighted to join your team. Fatima is … Continue reading

Fatima’s story… Will you tell? – #SWSCmedia #CaseStudy Series – 2012-05-27

It has been nearly 5 months since, Fatima, a close personal friend whom you have known for several years and who has helped you through a number of difficulties, has joined your team. Fatima is a new graduate and given the difficulty in finding new jobs, Fatima was delighted to join your team. Fatima is … 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

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