Competition winners show what it's like to be a carer
Each year Carers UK holds a competition asking people to depict what it's like caring for others through creative writing and photography. Here are this year's winners...
This is the devastating impact of poverty on women I support
I see everything, from disadvantage and oppression to violence and the generational despair passed from mother to daughter with little hope of change, writes social worker Stephanie Antona.
Secure schools a penal approach rooted in the past say social workers
BASW members express concern at the youth justice reform aimed at addressing a lack of education in young offender institutions
VIEWPOINT: Less burdensome, but will DoLS replacement provide enough protection for our daughter?
The proposed framework to replace Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards aims to streamline the assessment process for people who do not have capacity. But social workers Alan and Gillian Kent worry it...
Discrimination contributing to high levels of depression in LGBT community
Call for better training of professionals and improved support services in wake of worrying survey
Social workers 'overwhelmed' at crisis-hit council
Verdict on Conservative-run Northamptonshire's children's services comes as social care sector leaders warn government funding pledge is "nowhere near enough" to relieve pressures...
VIEWPOINT: Personalisation - the questions adult services directors must answer
As social services leaders gather for their annual conference in Manchester this week, social care consultant Colin Slasberg urges directors of adult services to ask themselves if they are delivering...
Californian social workers call for gun death research ban to be lifted
In wake of the Thousand Oaks massacre, it's time to treat such shootings as a public health problem says social work association...