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Cut to pieces – why do we persevere with local authorities when they can provide such an unsatisfactory milieu for social work? – Opinion piece by: Hilton Dawson @BASW_UK

This is an opinion piece by Hilton Dawson (@HiltonDawson) the CEO of British Association of Social Workers  @BASW_UK. Join @SWSCmedia debate with Hilton Dawson Tuesday (26-June-2012) at 8:00 PM UK. / 3:00 PM (New York) & share your views. It’s a month now since BASW published its ‘State of Social Work ‘ report. Even if you’re not a BASW … 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

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

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

Reflection on proposed Adoption reforms – Opinion piece by Pauline Franklin #SWSCmedia Debate

The government is currently evaluating many aspects of the adoption process in England with the expressed purpose of reforming the system to addressed perceived problems. Changes proposed include; Setting of timescales to reduce delays looking for a “perfect” match swifter use of the national Adoption Register greater placement of children with potential adopters in anticipation … 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

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