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

Social Work England - Social Lives survey

Social Work England are committed to developing a deeper understanding of social work by gathering data and intelligence about the profession and people’s experiences. This will help inform their work, keep it relevant and make sure it’s grounded in the values that underpin social work. In order to do this, SWE are starting the new decade with a series of research projects, the first one being run in partnership with the Guardian and conducted by Ipsos Mori (open now until 31 Jan). The So...

Largest ever intake for 'Step Up to Social Work' commences

Last week the University of Salford welcomed its largest ever intake on the Step Up to Social Work programme. The course began with a full day at the Salford Innovation Forum, attended by 103 students in total from across Manchester, West North Yorkshire and Yorkshire &...

Social Work England is now the new specialist regulator for social workers

Social Work England has now taken over from the Health and Care Professions Council as the new specialist regulator for the profession. Social work is about people and social workers support millions of people across the country every day. The purpose of Social Work England is to regulate the social worker profession so that people receive the best possible support whenever they might need it in life. They are committed to raising standards through collaboration with everyone who has an inter...

Help donate to charity by completing a WWC survey

Social workers have to make important decisions every day about the lives of children and families with whom they work. These decisions are often complex, are influenced by a wide range of factors and have a big impact on the future of children who are at risk of harm. The What Works Centre has recently begun a new study to help shine a light on what helps social workers make good and wise professional judgements and decisions. I am writing to ask for your help in completing a related online...

World Social Work Day - The Importance Of Human Relationships

World Social Work Day 2019 on the 19th March highlights ‘Promoting the Importance of Human Relationships’. World Social Work Day is the key day in the year that social workers worldwide stand together to celebrate the achievements of the profession. They take the theme message into their communities, workplaces and to their governments to raise awareness of the social work contributions and need for further action. Children’s social work improves lives through human relation...

Improving Lives - Children's Social Work Matters new campaign

Our new campaign aims to reveal more of what Children’s Social Work is really like and the difference our social workers make in the lives of thousands of vulnerable children and families, is being launched by Children’s Social Work Matters i<img class="size-medium wp-image-3393 content__image alignright" src="https://www.childrenssocialworkmatters.org//app/uploads/2014/12/Sophie...