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The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) has raised said it is extremely concerned about recent media articles that name social workers in their reporting of high-profile cases, which include tragic instances of child death. BASW say least two national newspapers list the names of social workers involved in one…
The development of this initiative began with an email received by the Learning and Development team within North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP): Dear L&D team, please could you purchase the attached article for me, as this seems relevant to the family I am currently working with. What…
A woman unhappy about the way she has been treated by social services bosses with welfare responsibilities for her baby granddaughter has persuaded a family court judge to reveal the identity of the council involved. Judge Stephen Wildblood said it is right that Gloucestershire County Council should be identified. The…
Middlesex University has this week launched the North London Social Work Teaching Partnership, a national project funded by the Department for Education in order to build excellence in social work teaching and practice. It aims to improve the training, recruitment, progression and retention of social workers across north London while…
A social worker has been suspended for one year after a fitness to practise hearing found his fitness to practise was impaired because of his repeated failings. The hearing heard that Michael Sira-Parfitt failed to complete a number of vital assessments, didn’t make essential referrals and failed to make regular…
A devout Christian was lawfully thrown off a Sheffield University social work course after being accused of posting derogatory comments about homosexuals and bisexuals on a Facebook page, a judge has decided. Felix Ngole, of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, said he was expressing a traditional Christian view and complained that university…
Finding and using evidence in practice can take time, and yet, is so important to continuous learning and improvement of practice and services. The Evidence Search and Summary Service (ESSS) is a free service that has recently been launched to help people find and use evidence from research, practice and…
Following a fortnight long controversial storyline on BBC's Eastenders involving a social worker issuing child protection measures that sparked outcry from some quarters of the social care community, The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) has written an open letter to the producers of the show calling for “more accurate,…
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