National programme to raise quality and consistency of supervision is officially launched at today's Joint Principal Social Workers Conference hosted by Skills for Care High quality supervision is essential if we are to support social workers to think through the …
Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs) have one of the most challenging and stressful jobs in mental health. They work 24 hours a day to organise Mental Health Act assessments - a voice of respected professional challenge. Skills for Care are hosting a day of debates, presentations and workshops in their London offices to share best practice and establish a cross-agency action plan for AMHPs. Read on to find out more!
I am delighted the capability statement for social work practice has been published this week to coincide with Learning Disability Week. The principles of human rights, social justice and valuing the dignity and worth of each individual are at the …
Carers Week is here again, providing another great opportunity to raise awareness of the crucial role that family, friends and carers have in supporting people to lead the lives they want, connected to those they love and the communities they live in.
Our Chief Social Worker for Adults Lyn Romeo recently attended the London Borough of Bexley Adult Social Work forum where she met consultant social worker, Nicola Shawyer. Nicola's story of continuous professional development to improve her practice, that of the students she supervises, and its impact on improving outcomes for vulnerable people, is exemplified in an innovative induction pack of her own devising. Social workers in training? Start here!
Human relationships, not process or protocol, lie at the heart of effective leadership in adult social work. Read Lyn Romeo's fifth annual report in post as the Chief Social Worker for Adults in England.
What is the secret to providing effective student social work placements? That’s a question Change Grow Live are constantly striving to answer in their role as a voluntary sector organisation specialising in substance misuse and criminal justice intervention projects in England, Scotland and Wales.
Gambling related harm does not exist in the margins of society. Only now are we beginning to fully appreciate its reach and social work’s power to mitigate it and transform many more lives. Jim Rogers, senior lecturer at the University of Lincoln, with a practice background in addiction services, explains how social work has a vital role in challenging its ubiquity.
Opening Doors London provides support and services to older Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans (LGBT+) people. To mark LGBT History Month, its director Alice Wallace explains why we all need to shed preconceptions and enter into positive non-presumptive dialogue with older LGBT+ individuals.
New strengths based practice framework launches In January 2017, I was very pleased to host a roundtable event with the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). We had joined forces to explore what strengths-based social work means for practitioners, carers …