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A unique new study is being proposed by academics at RGU to review the impact of its social work education as the programme celebrates its 50th year. The university – and Robert Gordon’s Technical College (RGIT) before it – has delivered a range of social work qualifications over the decades,…
The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (Iriss) has been involved in the Improving Use of Evidence Strand of the Vision and Strategy for Social Services in Scotland. The Evidence Summit was an event that convened leaders from major practitioner, policy and professional bodies with an interest in…
Two social workers who say an inquiry report into allegations of child abuse on the British overseas territory of St Helena destroyed their professional reputations have taken legal action. Claire Gannon and Martin Warsama, who worked on St Helena and made cover-up allegations, have sued the Foreign Office and the…
Liverpool Hope University tutors Nicki Blundell and Dr Lucy Hanson have visited a range of services in the Gambia, which will provide a new student experience for those studying Social Work at the University. From next year, students will be able to experience the provision of mental health services in…
The dedication and achievement of social workers across Scotland was recognised when Childcare and Early Years Minister Maree Todd MSP presented the SASW Social Work Awards earlier this week. The annual Scottish Association of Social Work (SASW) awards were held in Edinburgh on World Social Work Day before an invited…
The Northern Ireland Association of Social Workers (NIASW) has launched a survey to examine the extent to which social workers in Northern Ireland have been subjected to intimidation, threats or violence while in practice, and to explore the impact of any incidents they have experienced. Speaking about the research Carolyn…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) has announced the appointment of Paul Martin and its new Chair. Speaking about the appointment, Chief Executive, Colum Conway, said: “I am delighted to welcome Paul Martin as the new Chair of NISCC, at what is both an exciting and challenging time for…
A father convicted of murdering his daughter 11 months after she was put back in his care has denied causing her "any injury" at an inquest into her death. Ben Butler beat six-year-old Ellie to death at their family home in Sutton, south London, in October 2013. He is serving…
A new video ‘You can make a difference’ has been released today, World Social Work Day, to encourage more people to think about becoming a social worker. The short video looks at five common scenarios where social workers working in social care in England made a real difference in the…
The knowledge and skills statements are the foundation for the introduction of a post-qualification specialist career pathway for child and family social workers. They’re important for: child and family social work education recruitment career development performance appraisal These statements will form the basis of the national assessment and accreditation system…
This document sets out the Government response to the consultation for formally determining the Knowledge and Skills Statements for frontline practitioners and practice supervisors as the post-qualifying improvement standards. The consultations were conducted at a roundtable discussion and there were no online responses. The Department for Education have also updated…
An independent social worker has told an inquest that she did not see the "volatility" of a father who went on to beat his six-year-old daughter to death as a risk. Ellie Butler was battered to death by Ben Butler at their family home in Sutton, south London, in October…
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