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

Social Workers Get ‘Manual for Good Practice’ in Autism, Mental Capacity & Dementia

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The government has published a series of new practice guides for social workers in a bid to drive up standards in three areas: the Mental Capacity Act, dementia and autism. A ‘manual for good social work practice’ and a curriculum guide has been produced for each topic area. Most of the materials were produced by The College of Social Work prior to the organisation closing last

Stand Up for Social Work Campaign

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Community Care is re-launching its popular Stand up for Social Work campaign to raise the profile of social work in an election year and in the face of budget cuts combined with huge demand. We need to showcase the inspiring work that is being done every day by social workers but we also need greater transparency about the impact of budget cuts and the huge increases