BASW Statement: Dr Ruth Allen to be next CEO

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The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) today announced that Dr Ruth Allen, currently Director of Social Work at South West London and St Georges' Mental Health NHS Trust, has accepted the role as BASW’s new Chief Executive. Ruth will start in post on 11 April 2016. Ruth will be taking on the leadership of a growing organisation. BASW, which last year launched its ‘2020 Vision’

Whats in store for adult social work in 2016?

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Community Care, 7th January 2016. Shortly before the Christmas break, Lyn Romeo, the chief social worker for adults, published an interim report reviewing progress on key policy areas. Here are five issues the report raises for practitioners going forward. Read more here

PSW Member Area in development

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We are currently developing the PSW member area and aim to launch this 4th January 2016. You can sign up for access in advance by going to our registration page. If you would like to get involved or have content you wish to share please let us know by emailing us at team@socialworkresources.org.uk

ASYE certificates for both Adults and Children and Families now available

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We are very pleased to advise you that Daisy Bogg Consultancy Ltd. will now be issuing the certificates for those Child and Family Social Workers who have successfully completed their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment. To apply for certificates please go to the Social Work Resources Website at   http://socialworkresources.org.uk/asye-certification/ Employers will need to complete an online form to request a certificate. We have now contacted everyone

Will social workers be forced to become accredited?

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Community Care, 7th December 2015. If there’s one thing more anxiety inducing than an exam, it’s not knowing whether you have to take the exam in the first place. This is the position most children’s social workers are now facing. Following the publication of three statements of knowledge and skills for three different statuses – practitioner, supervisor and leader, the sector now awaits the plans to implement ‘accreditation’

Why the NHS needs Social Workers

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By Lynn Romeo, Chief Social Worker for Adults. Published in The Guardian 8th December 2015 As chief social worker for adults in England, I meet many social workers and see at first hand the positive difference their practice makes to improving people’s lives. At their best, skilled social workers are magicians at finding efficiencies and creating community-based solutions to meet need, working alongside individuals and their carers to

Worst children’s services face takeover, PM says

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Moves to make it easier to take over council children's services failing vulnerable youngsters in England have been announced by the prime minister. Departments judged inadequate by Ofsted will be given six months to improve and then be taken over by high-performing councils and charities if they fail. A handful of councils that were failing children are already run by trusts. But the new measures will

Social Work Consultancy Wins Government Contract to Run Former College Functions

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Daisy Bogg Consultancy Ltd to take responsibility for hosting principal social worker networks and certifying completion of ASYE programmes A social work consultancy has won the government’s tender to run a series of services formerly delivered by The College of Social Work (TCSW). Daisy Bogg Consultancy Ltd will support the principal social worker networks for children’s and adults’ services, host government-commissioned documents produced by the College

Social Work With Adults: published resources for quality social work

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These resources provide practice and curriculum guidance for social workers specialising in dementia, autism and mental capacity. They were commissioned by me in my capacity as Chief Social Worker for Adults in the Department of Health, in partnership with the sector, to support social workers’ continuous professional development and further raise the quality of professional social work practice for people and their carers. The resources are

The Guardian Social Network story

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Two years ago, teenage truant André Fino faced the prospect of an 18-month stretch in a young offender institution after ordering a schoolboy to hand over his mobile phone. It was the latest in a series of crimes committed by the young man, who had previously found himself on the wrong side of the law for offences such as theft and handling stolen goods. Today, the