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The causes of severe anti-social behaviour may differ between teenage boys and girls, a new study suggests. This could pave the way for new sex-specific treatments or prevention programmes as the findings indicate there are differences between the sexes in the causes of anti-social behaviour. Academics in the UK, Europe…
A former soldier who spent 26 years in the British Army has swapped the front line for a first-class degree from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). Simon Jones, 46, has graduated with a BA (Hons) in Social Work and has already accepted a position with Lancashire County Council’s Children’s…
Vulnerable people who lack the ability to choose how they are cared for are being "let down" by the very institutions that are charged with their care, an Ombudsman has warned. The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman, which investigates complaints about adult social care, raised concerns about how decisions…
A caring social worker celebrated completing her degree at Robert Gordon University after deciding to swap studying trees for supporting families. Caryn Stubbs (25) graduated with a BA (Hons) Social Work at a ceremony at Aberdeen’s His Majesty’s Theatre on Thursday 13 July. Caryn, who is originally from Inverness, decided…
The 'UK Social Workers - Working Conditions and Wellbeing' report, by Dr Jermaine M Ravalier of Bath Spa University, explores working conditions & wellbeing of social workers and found stress at work is a significant issue for employees.Stress has been shown to be related to negative health complaints such as…
Research in Practice has published an open access report in partnership with the National Children’s Bureau, which examines the needs of the children’s workforce in relation to working with children and young people who are displaying Harmful Sexual Behaviour (HSB). This is the seventh research project undertaken by the Local…
The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) has written to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and the Northern Ireland Secretary over legal issues arising from Universal Credit implementation. In a letter to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, David Gauke MP (pictured) and the Northern…
Want to find sector information information quickly and easily? It can be cumbersome having to visit numerous websites to find the information that you need. The National Social Services Search attempts to make searching life easy for people and make the information landscape a little easier to navigate. Iriss, in…
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