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Social Pulse: Insights from the Frontline with Laura

Today, Social Personnel hears from Laura, a children’s social worker whose experiences will resonate with those in similar frontline roles.  Laura’s days are filled with varied challenges, each case presenting its unique complexities. Despite the chaos, she finds immense fulfilment in making a positive impact on people’s lives. This blog explores her strategies for building […]

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 […]

Dear newly qualified social worker…

Are you a newly qualified social worker? Congratulations! Here’s a few things to bare in mind before you start your first gig… 1.Ask questions  Not sure about something? Ask! Whether it’s an instruction you’re being given, information you receive about a case or something you don’t agree with, be inquisitive and make decisions based on […]

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 […]

Beating the post-Christmas slump

As the fairy lights start to come down and Mariah Carey waves goodbye for another year, it’s time to face the month that blows all ‘Sunday scaries’ out of the water: January. But fear not; with the right routine, January can still be bright and merry. Carry on reading for our top tips on beating […]