Articles Posted by Scarlette Isaac

How to manage compassion fatigue as a social worker

Social workers provide constant support to help those in vulnerable and often traumatic situations overcome their hardships and achieve a better quality of life. However, the nature of this type of profession puts social workers in the high risk bracket for compassion fatigue. In this blog post, we delve into the symptoms of compassion fatigue […]

How to record your social work CPD

The deadline to renew your social work registration is rapidly approaching and a requirement of this is to record your CPD, so we’ve put together a quick reminder of process – as well as an overview of the registration for those unfamiliar.   What is CPD?   CPD stands for Continuing professional development. It is […]

The 5 skills you need as a social worker

Social workers play a vital role in society and dedicate their time to caring for vulnerable people – whether that be offering rehabilitative support, helping a client overcome interpersonal challenges or safeguarding a child’s human rights.    All in all, problem solving is at the heart of being a social worker. This can be a […]

Tips for managing stress as a social worker

Health and social care was recently recorded as the second most stressful industry to work in, with 50% of absences relating to stress, depression or anxiety during 2020-2021.  This is only getting worse in the wake of Covid-19 which has magnified some of the significant problems already prevailing in social care, including staffing shortages, funding […]