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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

Can social work leadership be effective without evidence?

Effective leadership in mental health social work requires robust evidence about the effectiveness of social work practice and the confidence to articulate it both within the profession and beyond. To be an effective social work leader in a multi-disciplinary team alongside health colleagues, we need to engage with the professional agendas of other disciplines. Research … Continue reading

Developing Leadership in Social Work – Opinion piece by: Nick Berbiers

‘I don’t know what leadership is. You can’t touch it. You can’t feel it. It’s not tangible. But I do know this: you recognize it when you see it.’ So said US politician Bob Ehrlich, and I think he has it about right. Precisely what leadership – specifically good leadership – is – what the … Continue reading

Developing Leadership in Social Work and Social Care

Social workers are expected to “take responsibility for the professional learning and development of others through supervision, mentoring, assessing, research, teaching, leadership and management.” (SWRB) Professional leadership can offer new opportunities for social workers, boost their morale and improve their practice. However, the risk is that some employers may view the above recommendation as an … Continue reading

Social Work and Media Inaugural Debate on 18 October 2011

First and foremost we would like to thank all those who participated in our inaugural debate and made it such a resounding success. The Social work/social care practitioners, students, academics, campaigners, journalists, policy makers and organisations including advocacy groups came together on Tuesday night (18 October 2011) for the first live social work Twitter debate … Continue reading

Live Twitter Debate on Social Workers’ Role and Professional Identity

Examining the history of social work as well as the prevailing legislation ranging from Family and Children Services to Adults Care and Mental Health Services, social workers are expected to maintain a delicate balance between support and safeguarding with a person-centred focus, and always aiming to empower their service users and to protect and enhance … Continue reading

Social Work / Social Care Debates: Learning through Sharing…

Social Work and Social Care Live Twitter Debates: Aimed at bringing Social Work and Social Care practitioners, organisations, academics, researchers, policy makers, users of service and other allied professionals and/or stakeholders and/or interested parties together, to discuss issues, innovations, opportunities and challenges as well as relevant developments in relation to Social Work and/or Social Care … Continue reading

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