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A social worker has been found unfit to practise and removed from the Social Care Register after a Care Council for Wales Fitness to Practise hearing found he’d downloaded indecent images of children. The hearing at the Care Council’s Cardiff office last week heard that Michael Robert Paton was found…
Council bosses who took legal action against a mother-of-two because social workers feared she had links to Islamic State extremists should not have to pick up her lawyers' bills, a High Court judge has ruled. Bosses had persuaded a judge to bar the children from travelling abroad - and to…
The dedication and achievement of social workers across Scotland was recognised when Childcare and Early Years Minister Mark McDonald presented the SASW Social Work Awards earlier today. The annual Scottish Association of Social Work awards were held in Edinburgh on World Social Work Day before an audience of 120 guests,…
A county council has been fined £60,000 after sensitive files about children were left in a cabinet sent to a second-hand shop as part of an office move. The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) fined Norfolk County Council after a member of the public bought the cabinet and discovered the social…
Would you like a chance to showcase the best social care research and practice in Wales at this year’s National Social Services Conference? The Association of Directors of Social Services Wales (ADSS Cymru) is calling on social work students, practitioners and early-career researchers to create posters that highlight the best…
The document should be used to support and inform local and regional health and social care integration initiatives. It explains: The critical contribution that social workers make to integrated services How social work is essential to the whole system The necessity of support to ensure integration succeeds in providing the…
Social work students at Bradford College were given a unique insight into the career they are pursuing by visiting speaker Sharon Shoesmith. Ms Shoesmith was controversially sacked from her post as director of children’s services at Haringey Council in 2008 following the death of 17-month-old Peter Connelly, known as Baby…
The average pay of public sector workers is falling following years of wage restraint coupled with rising inflation, a new report reveals. The Resolution Foundation forecast that average real pay will fall back below 2004/5 levels by the end of the current Parliament in 2020. On current trends, the average…
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