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When the statistics don't lie but provide a damming insight into current mental health services in England

Variations in Compulsory Admission to Psychiatric Hospitals – England – Report December 2014. [1]

Published this week by the National Institute of Health Research is their report  ‘ 3,010 more words

Don Quixote's Rural Rides

BASW highlight Safeguarding Pressures Phase 4

The British Association of Social Workers is the latest to feature the Safeguarding Pressures research. In addition to describing the four central themes of phase four they comment that: 31 more words


Basw Dimitraki Posing Routine at WABBA 2014

Εκπληκτικό ποζάρισμα από την Βάσω Δημητράκη στης 16.11.2014 στον αγώνα τις WABBA!


Closing Ranks in Rotherham Won't Protect More Children

Update: This is a link to a story that highlights the tension between upholding professional ethics and standards and the competing interests of agencies. I still can’t fathom why the only thing the social work union has come out against the local authority with is bullying, when so much worse occurred to those vulnerable girls. 506 more words


Happy World Social Work Day

As some of you may know, the third Tuesday in Match (the day after St. Patrick’s Day this year) is World Social Work Day!!!

Now before we start equating Social Work Day with “International Doughnut Day”  and “Hug a Newsman Day,” which, by the way, are both real ( 392 more words

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A safe working environment?

Community Care regularly provides links to further information on the outcomes of hcpc fitness to practice decisions, which can make for interesting reading.  As well as making one wonder at the absence of professional common sense in some people. 631 more words