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Councils employing record numbers of children’s social workers on back of 25% recruitment boost

Community Care

Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. Councils are employing record numbers of children’s social workers on the back of a 25% boost to recruitment last year, official figures have shown. However, the vacancy rate for local authority children’s practitioners has fallen only slightly, while councils are continuing to increase their engagement of agency staff, amid Department for Education (DfE) plans to curb their use

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Dancing for fun and inclusivity

Social Care

DanceSyndrome is an award winning dance charity based in Lancashire with a special focus on including everyone, with or without disabilities. They provide dance workshops, leadership training and consultancy. Their performance artists attend special events and exclusive performances, emphasising what people with learning disabilities can really do. Julie Nicholson, Managing Director of DanceSyndrome, is proud to share the story of its origins through the inspiration of its founder, Jen Blackwell


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Social Work Month 2024: Thank You and a Social Work Month Empowerment Calendar

The New Social Worker

Empowering Social Workers. Please spend Social Work Month with us at The New Social Worker. THANK you for all you do. Follow us all month (March 2024) to celebrate the social work profession and the ways we empower and are empowered.

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Webinar on Children’s Rights in the context of Cross Border Family Connections

International Federation of Social Workers

IFSW is pleased to announce a webinar jointly hosted by the International Social Service (ISS) and Children and Families Across Borders (CFAB).

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5 Must Haves for Case Management

Thousands of nonprofits rely on case management software to help collect data, manage programs, coordinate with agencies, and provide life-changing health and human services. Adopting a cloud-based case management platform is essential for nonprofits and government agencies to operate more efficiently and make better use of their funding and budget.

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My Life Lost to Bipolar Disorder

Nnatasha Tracy

I have lost many years of life because of bipolar disorder. No, I don’t mean that I have a decreased lifespan because of bipolar disorder (although that’s likely true, too ). What I mean is that there are years of living that are missing because of bipolar disorder. At 46, I can look back at the decades and see these lost years of life very clearly.

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Call for Papers -The International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

The International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies is an international, peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for the publication of original work on the application of psychoanalysis to the entire range of human knowledge. Because of our journal’s commitment to the mission of publishing papers applying psychoanalytic thinking to social problems, we particularly encourage submissions on psychoanalytic applications to the following topics: War, Violence and Human Aggression&#

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WEBINAR: Innovation in Social Services in Ukraine, March 7, 2024, 18:00 CET

International Federation of Social Workers

? Date: March 7, 2024 ?

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Sunak making slow progress on asylum pledges amid record care visa awards

The Guardian

Home Office data released as Tories and Labour prepare for immigration to be key battleground at upcoming general election The number of visas issued to allow social care workers into the UK reached record levels in 2023, according to newly released figures. The official data also shows Rishi Sunak’s government made slow progress towards his promises to end the use of hotels for asylum seekers, slash the backlog of applications and “stop the boats”.

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NCCPR in The Lexington Herald-Leader: From Ian Sousis to Dovia Pernell, Ky Cabinet’s failures lead to tragedy

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

A year-and-a-half ago on these pages, I wrote about the tragic deaths of two children who had been institutionalized by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, only to die while in the agency’s care. Here’s what I wrote about nine-year-old Ian Sousis, who drowned in the Ohio River after running away from a “residential treatment center.

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John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA): The Time is Now

Social Work Blog

By Mel Wilson, MBA, LCSW – NASW Senior Policy Adviser The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) applauds the reintroduction of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA) by Maryland Democratic Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin. It is without a doubt that in this critical election year, the time is now for the passage of this important legislation.

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Get Connected: Using Social Media for Social Work Success

Speaker: Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW.

You may have the clinical skills to manage a private practice, but your success could actually hinge on marketing skills. For a thriving practice, you need to differentiate yourself from others and present yourself in a way that attracts referrals. These days, much of that happens online, including on social media. In this webinar, Gary Direnfeld will discuss how social media marketing can help you build your private practice and grow your client base.