Leadership for Sustainable Improvement and Change

A number of our associates are able to work with Organisations to develop their “Leadership for sustainable improvement and change”. Mission Statement: Our aim/approach is to use skilled ethical leadership to support the development & sustainability of effective operational management …
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Effective Teams and Implementing the Care Act

Using the skills and experience of our associates we are able to work with Organisations to assist in the ‘Development of effective teams and implementing the Care Act”: Development of effective teams and implementing the Care Act The Care Act …
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Interested in Joining IPE?

If you like the concept of IPE and are interested in joining us we will be pleased to hear from you.  As a simple guide, to be eligible you must hold an appropriate qualification and professional registration, and have at …
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New Associates in 2016

We would like to welcome David Court to IPE, he is exactly the calibre of person and professional that fits in with IPE’s ethos.

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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What people say

IPE and Me I would like to share a few thoughts about why and how I became an Associate of IPE. I have spent most of my career working in local authorities – initially as a social worker and then …
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Current Professional Issues

Sexageism How absolutely ridiculous that comment is made about Hilary Clinton’s appearance in relation to whether she will run for president.  I found myself fuming as I read this article in the Sunday paper (Observer 10 06 12, page 15) …
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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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