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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

Praxis, social work and cake…

An ill timed tweet mentioning Paulor Freire’s book Pedagogy of the Oppressed bought an invitation from @swscmedia to contribute an opinion piece to this week’s debate on “The fusion of social work theory, evidence and practice – praxis. It is a busier weekend than I envisaged so this is going to be short and include … Continue reading

Some Reflection on Supervision – by David McKendrick

Interview between James Corden and Lily Allen Hopefully the above link takes you to an interview between James Corden and Lily Allen and perhaps even more hopefully I can explain why I used it. In the interview Corden manages to divert Allen away from what she was intending talking about. My guess is it was … 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

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

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