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You, me and social work

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:38 PM 854 views

It sounds like a film title but sadly it is not. Instead it describes the constant questioning many social workers ask themselves over and over. Working in front line child protection will always raise tensions and frustrations, within ourselves and…

Only one argument!

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:35 PM 1,035 views

Sometimes in this job you have a week that is like no other you have experienced before and for me this is an important subtle reminder that you can never make any assumptions in social work. It is also a…

‘The one and only one’

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:34 PM 945 views

For many years social work assessments have been the main focus for debate and questions within the media and social work practise. First we do the Initial assessment, then if we need more information we complete a more fuller core…

The God Syndrome

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:32 PM 1,610 views

Dear Mr Gove, thank you for your extremely helpful comments on 'Child Protection', which has historically been under resourced, disrespected by the Government and other professionals because of its lack of a status as a ‘Profession’, and by the gross failure…