Empowered Workers Take the Lead

I recently attended a Team Day for a Social Work Team in my role as an Independent Social Worker employed for a specific project within the team.   I was impressed with the leadership – complex issues were raised with honesty.  …
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The Health and Care Professions Council

On 1st August this year, the HPC (Health Professions Council) will change its name to the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council), and will become the regulatory body for registered social workers, replacing the GSCC in this role. An information …
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Let’s Revisit Barclay

Is it time to accept that the market provides few solutions about how we care for each other? It is nearly 30 years since the publication of the majority Barclay Committee Report on the role and tasks of the Social …
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Painting by Numbers

In November 2005 I delivered the following presentation on behalf of BASW. Reading this again now it still seems to hold true – regrettably probably even more so than it did six years ago – not just for social workers …
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