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Frontline faces tougher targets for qualifying and retaining social workers in new contract

Community Care

Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. Frontline will face tougher targets on qualifying and retaining social workers after winning the right to continue delivering fast-track training for aspiring children’s practitioners in England. The organisation will also be paid by its results in retaining participants, in winning the Department for Education (DfE) contract to train three cohorts , each of up to 500 training social

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A Reflection on Time Management

My Brains Not Broken

After my latest post about the ebbs and flows of life , I thought more about my day-to-day life. I tend to get stuck in that thought from time to time, reflecting on my daily routine. Most of the time, we’re so busy that our schedule ends up coming together on its own. With the remaining time, we’re free to spend it as we see fit, but since it’s often limited, we try to make the most of things.


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Ministers seek volunteer social care army to speed up hospital discharges

The Guardian

Exclusive: Volunteers sought in England to take equipment and drugs to people’s homes among other tasks Health ministers are to recruit a new volunteer army for social care to ferry medical equipment and drugs to people’s homes in a bid to free up congested hospital wards. Volunteers will also be sent to, though not into, people’s homes to tackle loneliness and carry out shopping and other errands.

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Carers Week: recognising we are all carers

Social Care

"While caring for relatives and partners is often a privilege bringing joy, fun and peace of mind, it can also take its physical and mental toll." Shared experience It’s Carers Week (5-11 June), an opportunity to not only ‘recognise and support unpaid carers in the community’ (this year’s theme), but also reflect on our personal and professional relationships to caring.

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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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Carers Week and our role in building support

Social Work With Adults

Social work practice recognises the importance of encouraging and facilitating downtime and social connection for unpaid carers [Image created by freepik.com ] Carers community spirit This year’s theme for Carers Week (5-11 June), ‘recognising and supporting carers in the community’, really chimes with me, especially after my recent visit to Sefton Carers Centre in Merseyside.

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International Conference of the ASEAN-Social Work Education and Social Development 2023.

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

Make a difference-Social Work without barriers: In response to sustainable development and public emergency IASSW invite you to join the International Conference of the ASEAN-Social Work Education and Social Development 2023. The conference entitled, “Make a difference-Social Work without barriers: In response to sustainable development and public emergency” is jointly organised by China and Global Development Network, Department of Applied Social Sciences at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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UB Social Work Researcher Introduces a New Tool for Treating Alcohol and Drug Addiction


SWHELPER A multidisciplinary team led by a University at Buffalo social work researcher has developed and tested a new assessment tool that has the potential to help people recover from alcohol and drug addiction.

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Ask Nicole: Should Research Come Before Evaluation?

Nicole Clark Consulting

Have a question you’d like to be featured? Let me know. This question comes from Larissa, a graduate student in Arizona. Larissa write: Hi Nicole, I’m a graduate student currently taking a class about research and evaluation. I also just finished a course in evaluations within education and training. My first assignment is to distinguish [.] The post Ask Nicole: Should Research Come Before Evaluation?

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Online Professional Development: A new phase for Ultimate Youth Worker

Ultimate Youth Worker

In today’s fast-paced and ever-evolving world, the role of a youth worker is more vital than ever. These dedicated professionals play a crucial role in empowering young people, supporting their development, and guiding them towards a bright future. Recognising the need for high quality continuous growth and professional development opportunities, the team at Ultimate Youth Worker, is thrilled to announce the launch of our online professional development platform.

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Licensing Investigations: Suggestions from Social Workers Who Received Sanctions

Social Work Blog

When clients have concerns about licensed social workers, they may file complaints with their state licensing boards. Although prior research has explored the types of complaints made against social workers, there has been little research on the experiences of social workers who are being investigated. Social Work Research is a journal co-published by NASW and Oxford University Press, and in a recent issue , researchers revealed their findings in a study of these social worker experiences.

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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.

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5 Challenges That Social Service Agencies Can Overcome with Better Data


Data has become an essential tool in today’s world. Data is driving the decisions and changing practices in successful enterprises, from tech giants to multinationals and the healthcare industry. The social service sector, which may have been slower to accept technology in the past, is also witnessing the need for better data collection in their casework.

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‘Payment and Workforce Are Certainly the Challenges’: Forces Shaping Palliative Care’s Future


Palliative Care News spoke to CAPC CEO Brynn Bowman, MPA, about the challenges palliative care providers have in navigating increased demand for serious illness care.

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Agency social work ban in NI could be in place by end-of-month deadline

Community Care

Story updated* A plan to ban agency social work in Northern Ireland’s health and social care (HSC) trusts could be in place, as planned, by the end of this month. Most locums working for the region’s five trusts – which are responsible for statutory social services – have accepted a permanent contract, with other agency workers still having the opportunity to do so, said the Department of Health (DoH).

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NCCPR news and commentary round-up, week ending June 6, 2023

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

--All you had to do was read between the lines to see that when New York City’s family police agency, the Administration for Children’s Services, claimed if favored letting families they investigate know their rights, they were lying. Now, thanks to some great reporting by ProPublica, you no longer need to read between the lines. In noting the opposition to the bill from the State Senate Majority Leader, who is in other respects known for her progressive stands on issues, the story makes a cruci

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Agency social work ban in NI likely to miss target date but ‘good progress’ being made, says department

Community Care

A plan to ban agency social work in Northern Ireland’s health and social care (HSC) trusts is likely to miss its target of being implemented this month. However, the region’s Department of Health (DoH) said that “good progress” was being made towards ensuring that all social workers at the five trusts – which are responsible for social services in their areas – were permanently employed.