The latest social work news, updates, and events including what’s happening in the world of children’s social work.

Would you like to train to become a social worker?

Social work is a challenging but rewarding career through which you can make a real difference for children and families. You will need to build relationships with families facing difficult times, show a lot of patience and be a good listener.  You’ll also need good observational skills, analytical thinking and sound judgement to make the […]

Why care homes should take part in the general election | Sara Livadeas

Care homes are communities within communities and we should use them to raise social care?s profile. Invite local politicians in and get residents out to vote Social care is in a perilous state. Understanding the unique role the sector plays in enhancing the day to day experience of many older and disabled people is too often neglected in favour of bad news stories and funding crisis discussions. When it comes to care homes, the problems are magnified. Even advocates of social care, such as lo

Public service workers: tell us what you want in party manifestos

We want to hear from health staff, care workers, civil servants, local government and charities about what election pledges you want on 8 June In the run-up to June?s general election, almost every aspect of our public services and social policy feels at breaking point: we?re in the midst of an NHS crisis, a social care crisis, a housing crisis, a local government funding crisis and a civil service staffing crisis, not to mention a collapse in public trust for charities. The election will be