Principal Children & Families Social Worker (PCFSW) Blog

Welcome to the PCFSW Network blog pages, here you will find a range of blogs and network statements, contributed by our members around key issues impacting social work with children and families across the country.

Contents

  • The impact of austerity as seen by principal child and family social worker – Shelley Caldwell, North Somerset Council
  • PCFSW Network response to ‘Kiri’, January 2018.
  • Strengthening social work through evidence-informed practice – Shelley Caldwell, North Somerset Council
  • Strengthening Practice through focus on Recruitment and Retention – Rashida Baig, West Berkshire Council
  • Shaping the PSW role in Southampton – Jacqui Westbury, Southampton CC
  • My first six months as a PSW – Darren Shaw, Dudley MBC
  • Digital Practice is gaining momentum – Nicola McGeown, E. Sussex CC

The impact of austerity as seen by principal child and family social worker.

Shelley Caldwell, PSW from North Somerset Council does a blog on austerity and social work. Well worth a read!

Follow Shelley on Twitter at @ShelleyCaldwe15

PCFSW Network response to ‘Kiri’ January 2018

The Principal Social Work Network (Children and Families) has responded with concern about the recent portrayal of the social work profession in the Channel 4 drama, Kiri.

Shaping the role of PSW…walking in the shoes of Michelangelo!!

Hi, my name is Jacqui Westbury and I have been qualified for almost 18 years – I’ve worked in a variety of teams and at different levels of the hierarchy…

Strengthening social work through evidence-informed practice

Shelley Caldwell, Principal Social Worker at North Somerset Council, discusses key messages from the Link Officers’ Annual Meeting and the importance of strengthening social work…

Strengthening Practice through focus on Recruitment and Retention

In July 2015 as Principal Social Worker I was given the task of leading on recruitment and retention and strengthening practice…

My first six months as a PSW – Darren Shaw, Dudley MBC

In July 2017 I took on the role of Principal Social Worker and Lead for Professional Practice. It has been over six months now since being in post and I have to say I have fully enjoyed the journey…

Digital practice is gaining momentum – the trick is to try lots of different approaches, Nicola McGeown

I am really excited about writing this blog post as I am passionate about using these kinds of platforms to share and develop practice in social work.

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