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Ultimately, social work is made by those at its very centre, whether that is experienced practitioners working their case loads, service users and carers getting the help and support they require or students studying to be the next generation of social workers, it is always good to talk!
This space has been designed with that in mind and will house blogs submitted to NESWA by a wide variety of contributors on a range of topics within the social work spectrum.
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Prison: No Place for Old Men

By Felicity Shenton | December 13, 2018

This week I took part in one of the NESWA Masterclasses. Delivered by Dr Norman McClelland from Northumbria University and…

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Results of a Survey of Practitioners Understanding of Mental Capacity

By Felicity Shenton | November 30, 2018

The purpose of this research paper is to present the findings of a study considering the application of the Mental Capacity…

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The Impact of Austerity: UN Rapporteur

By Felicity Shenton | November 23, 2018

On Friday 16th November the United Nations rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Professor Philp Alston,  published a report…

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UK Social Workers Working Conditions and Well-being

By Felicity Shenton | November 20, 2018

This week I read the report that was published over the summer about a piece of research carried out by…

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Social Work on the Move

By Felicity Shenton | November 12, 2018

Anyone that knows me will be aware that I am not a fan of hot-desking, sorry agile working! This week I…

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Social Work on Social Media – Play by the Rules

By Glenn Dunnett | October 29, 2018

Social Media plays a huge role in society today and often people are quick to post about their daily routines,…

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Time to De-Clutter – A Quick Reminder

By Helen Woolley | October 26, 2018

Having recently completed the GDPR training I realised that it might be an excellent time to remind PEs that if…

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Taking a look at Issues around Mental Health

By Felicity Shenton | October 24, 2018

10th October was World Mental Health Day so, this week I am focusing on issues around mental health. Awareness I…

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Shiny Happy People

By Glenn Dunnett | October 5, 2018

Yesterday (4th October), the NESWA team attended a Regional Children’s Social Work Conference. An event organised in coordination between all…

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