Social Work Praxis

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Social Media for Social Work and the ethics of online engagment – Debate Summary

Thank you for joining @SWSCmedia debate on “Social Media for Social Work and the ethics of online engagement: An evening with BASW”. This debate was used for crowdsourcing social workers opinions and will be considered by BASW for a further guide in relation to social workers’ engagement on social media. We also would like to thank … Continue reading

Frontline: The Fast-track Social Work Training Scheme… @SWSCmedia Debate

Thank you for joining @SWSCmedia debate on Frontline and for sharing your views.  We are very pleased to have offered the first public open debate about Frontline where all participants could express their views directly to Josh MacAlister (the Founder and project lead for Frontline). We also would like to thank Josh MacAlister for participating in … Continue reading

Frontline: The Fast-track Social Work Training Scheme… @SWSCmedia Debate

There has been much said about Frontline, the newly proposed fast-track social work qualifying programme, in different papers and media including the BBC, the Guardian, the Telegraph, and the Independent, and there have also been various consultations. However, there has never been the opportunity for professionals, social workers, users and providers of services, academics, organisation and … Continue reading

A Bright Future Choked by Neglect…? Inter-agency Working and Serious Case Review: A Case Study @SWSCmedia

Will you close the case or will you refer this for a serious case review? Join us and share your views today (Sunday, 19 August 2012) at 6:00 PM BST (UK) / 1:00 PM EDT / 10:00 AM PDT @SWSCmedia. You are a newly qualified social worker working in a central London local authority in a child … Continue reading

Sexual Abuse of People with Learning Disabilities – SWSC media Debate

The department of health defines learning disability as “a significantly reduced ability to understand new or complex information, to learn new skills with a reduced ability to cope independently which started before adulthood, with a lasting effect on development”  (Department of Health, 2001:14). Individuals with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, head injuries, cognitive difficulties or disabilities … 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

Tweets from Gender Debate with Prof. Brigid Featherstone (Brigid39) & Prof. Jonathan Scourfield (@ProfJScourfield) on 17-July-2012

Thank you for joining us and for sharing your views in another rich and lively debate @SWSCmedia. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Our special Thank You to our very special guests Prof. Jonathan Scourfield (@ProfJScourfield) and Prof. Brigid Featherstone (@Brigid39) who shared their knowledge, expertise and wisdom on Gender. Gender is a … 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


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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