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A mother-of-two accused of being part of a "family network" of "Isis extremists and sympathisers" has won a High Court fight with council social services bosses. Council chiefs wanted a judge to bar the woman from taking her children, who are six and three, abroad. But Mr Justice MacDonald, who…
The largely unexpected election results have led to a much stronger opposition in Westminster, mainly through the increase in Labour seats. The result, which also saw the collapse of the UKIP vote, is being widely interpreted as a shift in public mood against austerity policies and a ‘hard Brexit’. The…
Professor Suzy Braye, the former Head of Social Work and Social Care, at the University of Sussex is to be awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. The distinguished academic who led the Department from 2006 to 2010 is to receive the prestigious accolade…
An elderly dementia patient had her care funding wrongly stopped by a council after a "flawed assessment" by social workers concluded she was able to manage her own finances. In a highly critical judgment by the care ombudsman, Worcestershire County Council was found to have acted "contrary to the law"…
Students from De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) enjoyed a unique insight into Berlin youth work on the first day of their #DMUglobal trip to the German capital. Sitting in the shadow of the iconic TV Tower in Alexanderplatz, they first heard about the innovative Project Gangway, which has been offering…
A social worker who sold the address of an adopted child to her birth mother to pay for a holiday to the Dominican Republic has walked free from court. Androulla Farr, 50, contacted the "vulnerable" mother and offered to hand over details of her young daughter's adopted family in exchange…
BBC radio, iPlayer and topic-specific podcasts such as Woman’s Hour allow people access to a variety of interesting audio content, which can be listened to at a time and place that suits them. The increasing use of mobile devices also means that people can easily access and download audio content…
The Western Trust has celebrated the outstanding contributions made by Social Work staff at an awards ceremony held in the Guildhall Derry/Londonderry earlier this month. The awards ceremony celebrated the innovation and commitment of Social Workers across the Western Trust and their unique role in which they seek to enhance…
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Dress for success

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Although some companies have relaxed their dress code for employees, many still expect a professional look in interviews for new recruits. Here we look at why it is still important to companies.

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Resigning with class!

resigning150x100How to resign diplomatically

Are you preparing to resign from your current job? Some job seekers have a hard time doing so, either because they love the job and their colleagues or because they can't stand the job and can't wait to leave. 

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When the workplace is a hell place

unhappyBullying & harassment at work

Founder of Just Fight On, Jo-Anne Brown, spoke exclusively to us about bullying and harassment in the workplace. Bullying only happens to weak people. It only happens in school playgrounds.

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