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People who commit attacks on emergency workers will face tougher sentences under a new law. The legislation was proposed in a private members bill by Labour MP Chris Bryant, who said assaults on police and paramedics were "a national disgrace". The new Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill has received…
The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) has mapped out a specific set of knowledge and skills for social work with older people, and a pathway for social workers to develop these skills to ensure older people are receiving the best service possible. Launched at the National Children and Adult…
The number of compulsory mental health treatments in Scotland has hit its highest level in at least 15 years, according to a watchdog report. In 2016/2017, the Mental Welfare Commission was notified of 5,422 new episodes of the care orders being used - a rise of 8.2% on the previous…
Three teenage brothers who developed a "narcissistic cult" mentality and came to believe there was no point leaving home, socialising or going to school, should leave their mother's care, a High Court judge has concluded. They formed a "group identity" and "saw themselves as intellectually superior and separate to the…
Training programmes for social workers are helping improve skills, understanding and confidence, but a high number of practitioners don’t finish them. These are the main findings of an independent evaluation of the third year of the Continuing Professional Education and Learning (CPEL) framework carried out by Cordis Bright on behalf…
Social workers across Northern Ireland are being invited to take part in two projects to help deal with the legacy of the “Troubles”. Sponsored by the Northern Ireland Association of Social Workers and the Northern Ireland Social Care Council, the projects are being be led by Dr. Joe Duffy, Queens…
A High Court judge has raised concerns about a 13-year-old boy with a history of "seriously uncontrolled behaviour" who council social services bosses say should be in secure accommodation. Mr Justice Holman says the teenager has been held at a non-secure unit for the past three months because suitable secure…
As the University of Edinburgh celebrates a centenary of social work education this month, staff from our social work programmes at the University of Dundee have made key contributions and participate in a number of ways, including talks, articles, book chapters and the co-editing of a book. Dr Jane Fenton,…
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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!

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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

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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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