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Social Work Summer School

May to September is a long time, but that’s the summer break in my social work degree. I decided back in May that I would spend the Summer working on things that will hopefully give me experience and professional development towards my social work career. 831 more words

Social Work

Manitoba's child-welfare system fails high-needs kids, advocate says

WINNIPEG – A report from Manitoba’s children’s advocate says provincial child welfare has “deteriorated into a chronic state of emergency” and is failing kids with complex needs. 508 more words


Drive Forward

I spent yesterday evening mock-interviewing young care-leavers to help them practice their interview skills. It’s part of an initiative by the Drive Forward Foundation, a charity that supports 16-26-year-old people who are leaving care, and gives them the right tools to move forward in their lives. 334 more words

Children In Care

a day well spent 

One in 20 children in England was referred to social services last year, figures from the NSPCC disclose. The charity found that social services departments dealt with just under 660,000 referrals from neighbours, teachers, medical staff and other members of the public about the welfare of 570,800 children in the 12 months to March 2014. 256 more words

That searing loss.

Searing. Scorching. Blistering. Flaming.

She stood before the SS guard, shaking, desperately trying to stop the quivering inside. Suddenly and without warning, he yanked her head with one hand – and with the other, held out her arm. 864 more words


Not as Orphans

“Growing up ‘in care’ – at school – I was known as ‘the boy from the home.’ It was like being singled out as a leper… 736 more words