Career Advice

How to succeed in social care

It’s good to regularly re-evaluate and reflect on your career, with a particular focus on what is going well, and where there is room for improvement.  So for all our well-versed social workers, here’s a quick recap of best practices – for our new social workers, here’s how to succeed from the get-go…    Remain […]

How to set boundaries in social work

From complex caseloads, to battling staffing shortages and dealing with compassion fatigue, being a social worker can be overwhelming and emotionally taxing at times. However, setting healthy boundaries with clients and colleagues can really help mitigate the likelihood of burnout and general stress. Below, our industry experts share top tips on how to protect your […]

Case management unpacked

Calling all our newly qualified social workers! When you first get your feet on the ground, it can feel like you are being bombarded with new words, information and instructions. Despite learning most of it at university, putting everything into practice is a little different, isn’t it? Today, we wanted to revise what is meant […]

Tackling racism in social work

Unfortunately, racism is still a key issue in the health and social care sector. From verbal abuse to physical threats, over a quarter of social workers have reported instances of racial discrimination in the workplace. In this blog, we discuss the steps you should take if you experience racism as a social worker  What should […]

Unlocking the benefits of agency work

Are you a social worker looking for a game-changing career move? If you haven’t considered joining an agency, you might be missing out on some incredible benefits that can revolutionise your professional journey and work-life balance. In this blog, we delve into the many advantages of embracing agency work in the field of social work […]

What is an advanced practitioner?

If you’re a social worker looking to climb the career ladder, then this one’s for you! Carry on reading for expert insight into becoming an advanced practitioner, including desired skills, routes to entry and role requirements.  What is an advanced practitioner?  As an advanced practitioner in the social work sector, you will typically specialise in […]