Age UK plea for social care budgets to be protected
Thousands of older people’s lives could be placed at risk if social care budgets are slashed in tomorrow’s Budget, Age UK has warned.
Marked increase in Scotland social work degree applicants
New figures show a marked upturn in students joining social work degree courses in Scotland, according to the Scottish Social Services Council.
Nottinghamshire social workers’ annual leave cut
Long-serving social workers at Nottinghamshire county council have had their annual leave cut by three days.
Newly qualified social workers
A study of newly qualified social workers has found that most wanted to quit after a year because of a combination of work pressures and lack of support.
Social workers could not have foreseen Shannon Matthews kidnap
BASW has welcomed a report that says social workers could not have anticipated Shannon Matthews’s abduction or her mother’s involvement in it.
World Conference launch for human rights website
A new website offering social workers practical advice on human rights has been launched by two leading global social work organisations.
Social workers “have nothing to fear” from serious case review publications
BASW issued a firm welcome to a UK government plan to publish serious case reviews in full, with identifying details removed.
Funding to improve social work confirmed for 2010/11
The £23 million local social work improvement fund will be available to local authority children’s services in 2010-11, the new Department for Education has confirmed in a written parliamentary...
World’s poor forced to pay for bank bail-outs
The poor and vulnerable are being forced to bear the costs of bailing out the banks, International Federation of Social Workers president David Jones told the World Conference on Social Work in Hong...