Empowerment

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Solution Focused Social Work – A Special Evening with Dr. Neil Thompson – Debate Summary

Thank you for joining the debate and for sharing your views regarding solution focused social work. Also our great appreciation for Dr. Neil Thompson who joined us to share his insight and experience on solution focused social work and to propose that social work should refocus its interventions on solutions making. Dr. Thompson emphasised a … Continue reading

Partnership and Empowerment: by Dr. Neil Thompson

In my training and consultancy work I often encounter a degree of negativity towards the ideas of partnership and empowerment. This largely comes from a belief that, while they may well be worthwhile ideals, they are deemed not to be achievable in practice. I have some sympathy with that view, in so far as I … Continue reading

Values and Ethics in Social Work – Special Group Discussion @SWSCMedia

Thank you for joining the debate and sharing your views on “Values & Ethics in Social Work“ @SWSCmedia. Below is the summary of the discussion and we look forward to your views on: “The Conception of Childhood and Children’s Rights” @SWSCmedia on Tuesday (9 October 2012) 8:00 PM UK / 3:00 PM ET. Summary of Debate on: Values and Ethics … Continue reading

Government urged to act on child protection crisis – @BASW_UK statement Re: Care Applications – #SWSCmedia Debate

Commenting on Cafcass figures showing that the number of local council care applications has passed 10, 000 for the first time, Sue Kent, professional officer British Association of Social Workers, said: “Child protection work is facing a major crisis, soaring referrals yet a government agenda of cuts preventing social workers from doing their jobs properly. “Our members … Continue reading

What is the right number of Care Applications? – Opinion piece by @Itsmotherswork – #SWSCmedia debates

What’s the ‘right’ number of care applications in a year? Does anyone know? I thought not. Cafcass seems to treat 912 applications in January 2012 (the highest number since Cafcass was set up in 2001) as a ‘right’ number. In February 2012 it attributed a 12.4% increase in new applications in the period between April … Continue reading

Does Caring equal taking Children into Care? – #SWSCmedia debate 17-April-2012

Care applications have hit all time high with an increase of 10.8% over the same period last year. This is a huge an alarming increase as it raises the a number of important questions: Is this a reflection of worsening socio-cultural issues? or is it  due to socio-economic factors? Is this attributable to poorer parenting? … Continue reading

What can United Nations do for the Young People? – a #SWSCmedia debate in support of @UN Secretary-General Q&A with Young People

Join us on Tuesday (10 March 2012) and share your views in our discussion:  @UN & Young People. In this discussion we wish to explore the role of United Nations and what it can do for the Young People? How does that relate to Social Work? How does it relate to the Global Agenda for Social … Continue reading

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