The UK government has introduced a comprehensive five-year initiative aimed at tackling the rising rates of suicide. It aims to provide mental health support for groups identified as being at risk, including young people, middle-aged men, healthcare staff, autistic people and new mothers. In 2022, the Office for National Statistics reported 5,275 suicides in England, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Risk management is a significant part of your day-to-day life as a social worker and making sure both you and your client are in a safe environment is a top priority. Here are the steps you can take to ensure you, your colleagues and your service-users are at the least risk of harm. 1.Identify […]
Did you know that over 1 in 7 adults in the UK are neurodivergent? This means that more than 15% of the population experience the world in a different way to neurotypical individuals. According to a recent pilot study, over half (56%) of support workers with neurodivergent conditions such as autism, dyslexia and ADHD […]
Feedback is crucial to social work practice; it promotes personal and professional growth by helping you identify what aspects of your practice you need to work on. Keep reading to see more reasons why feedback is important, how to ask for it, who to ask for it and what to do after receiving it.
Compliance and safeguarding remain our top priority as a leading provider of health and social care staff in the UK. Our dedicated compliance team ensure that you can get started in your new role quickly, taking as much admin away from yourself and your employer as possible. This week, we sat down with our Compliance […]
Using the same CV you’ve had for years? Or are you a recent social work graduate and not sure where to start? Don’t worry! Our specialist consultants know the hiring process inside out and understand what stands out to busy hiring managers that are sifting through dozens of CVs. They have put together a CV structure and […]
Here at SP, the safety of our social workers and the safety of those who they support is our priority. Our dedicated compliance team completes these checks to the highest of standards and they go out of their way to make this process as quick, simple and stress-free for you as possible.