Social work and radicalisation – addressing policy and practice dilemmas

Social workers and local authorities are increasingly being tasked with intervening and working with families in cases of suspected radicalisation and extremism. A free webinar session is being held on 25th April to help raise understanding of good practice in these situations, as well as the duties placed on professionals under the government’s Prevent strategy. … Continue reading Social work and radicalisation – addressing policy and practice dilemmas

Choose empathy over prejudice

What do you think when you look at me? Source: TED Talk Filmed Feb 2016 Dalia Mogahed is an author, researcher, advisor and consultant who studies Muslim communities. As director of research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, Dalia Mogahed keeps her finger on the pulse of the Muslim world. In this personal and powerful … Continue reading Choose empathy over prejudice

Have your say on the future of children’s social work

A number of consultations and inquiries on proposed reforms are seeking views from the sector on the future of the profession. Read more at source: Have your say on the future of children’s social work BASW Talking About the Future of Social Work #swfuture16 Link to storify: here

Package of online safety measures announced

Keeping children safe in education is statutory guidance that all schools and colleges must have regard to when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. In December the government announced that all schools will be required to put in place strengthened measures to protect children from harm online - including cyber bullying, … Continue reading Package of online safety measures announced

Independent reviewing officers:

  Improving outcomes for children and young people Matthew Brazier HMI, National Lead (Looked-after children) gave this helpful presentation at a regional workshop for IROs on 5 December 2015. The presentation includes a brief overview, descriptors of what constitutes a 'good' and some recurring themes:  1. Independent reviewing officers: improving outcomes for children and young people Matthew Brazier … Continue reading Independent reviewing officers:

EVENT: Meeting the challenge of child sexual abuse

http:// How can we meet the challenge of child sexual abuse? Join us @mrcsalford https://t.co/L3tl3FGGvI to discuss #socialwork #CSA #CSE — Donna Peach (@Donna_Peach) November 20, 2015 THIS EVENT IS FREE MRC event of  2016 – Meeting the challenge of child sexual abuse: From critical interrogation to collective activism. This event will present British and International … Continue reading EVENT: Meeting the challenge of child sexual abuse

Isabelle Trowler: Knowledge and skills statements

http:// Knowledge and skills statements for Practice Supervisors & Practice Leaders published - Publications - GOV.UK https://t.co/eiZV19Tt80 — Isabelle Trowler (@IsabelleTrowler) November 19, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js This statement of knowledge and skills provides the basis for accrediting Practice Supervisors in child and family social work: GOV.UK (2015) Knowledge and skills statements for practice leaders and practice … Continue reading Isabelle Trowler: Knowledge and skills statements

End Child Sex Abuse Day: 18 November

Today is the European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse Sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children are still a tragic reality for all our societies. They are serious violations of children’s rights, and can have long lasting and often detrimental consequences on a child’s entire life.   The objectives of the … Continue reading End Child Sex Abuse Day: 18 November