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Redefining Domestic Violence: Debate Summary @SWSCMedia Debates

Thank you for joining us and for sharing your views on “Redefining Domestic Violence”. This was part of the @SWSCmedia debate series. Below is the summary of the discussion and we look forward to your views on the: “Conception of Childhood and Children’s Rights” @SWSCmedia Tuesday (9 October 2012) 8:00 PM UK / 3:00 PM ET. Summary of Debate on: Redefining … Continue reading

Networks Helping Families Escape Social Services: What are the real issues? – @SWSCmedia debate

Channel 4 report on networks that help families escape social services projects a picture of child protection services with persistent failures and consistent misjudgements. The programme includes interviews with various people including Corinne May-Chahal (Co-Chair of the College of Social Work) and John Hemming (Libdem MP for Birmingham Yardley) who assists such families once abroad … 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

Support vs. Safeguarding and Care vs. Control…

Social workers have the dual mandate of supporting and safeguarding children and adults as well as their families. However, at times, what a professional may consider as necessary support for a child or an older person, may not be considered as such by the user of service and/or their families. Furthermore, best interest of children … Continue reading

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