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Carers Week: my personal perspective

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Older carer explains how caring is an every day role.

Lyn Romeo has just returned to her role as Chief Social Worker for Adults, alongside Fran Leddra, following time out to care for her elderly mother who sadly died recently following a long illness. On returning to the role, Lyn finds it highly fitting for her first blog, to be posted during Carers Week.

Bridging the gap: transitional safeguarding

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A joint, independent briefing setting out the importance of transitional safeguarding within adult social work has been published on GOV.UK. The briefing describes what transitional safeguarding is, why it is needed and how the contribution of adult social work is essential to developing and embedding a more transitional approach to safeguarding young people into adulthood.

Chief Social Workers for Adults present their annual report for 2020/21

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The Chief Social Workers for Adults annual report 2021 is an opportunity to look back over the last year and reflect on the progress made on the priorities set out in last year’s plan and to celebrate collective achievements.

However, 2020 was a year like no other and one which proved enormously challenging to the social work profession. We saw first-hand the devastating effects of COVID-19 on the people and communities we support, including our colleagues, loved ones, friends and families...

Supporting people living with dementia: new safeguarding guidance

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This blog introduces new guidance, “Supporting people living with dementia to be involved in adult safeguarding enquiries” following research undertaken by Dr Jeremy Dixon. Dr Dixon writes about his experience of working with experts by experience and how it informed the suggestions for good practice in the guidance. 

Social Work Week 2021: learn, connect and engage

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Social Work Week 2021 is the first event of its kind in England. It is a chance for everyone with an interest in social work to examine its growing importance in society as a regulated profession. Social Work England's Chief Executive Colum Conway reaffirm's the event's focus and reflects on a positive week so far.

Striving for access, equality and respect in our profession and beyond

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As Chief Social Workers for Adults, part of our national leadership is to role model anti-racist and anti-discriminatory practice. We are therefore looking forward to working together to implement the social care Workforce Race and Equality Standard (WRES) in 18 local authorities from April 2021.

In this blog, Isabelle Trowler, Chief Social Worker for Children and Families, shares her reflections on the challenges in children’s social care and why it so important to make sure this work takes place and drives positive change.

Our message of thanks, faith and hope

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As we approach a festive season that will be very different for all of us, we wanted to say thank you again for the support you have provided our communities during a very challenging year.

We continue to be moved by stories of dedication, kindness and empathy across the social care workforce and by your equally dedicated NHS colleagues. We know many of you will continue to provide care and support in your communities and go the extra mile to work over the holiday period. Likewise, others will take a much-needed rest with their loved ones before shortly returning to work.

A message from Lyn Romeo

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Lyn Romeo enjoys a mountain view on a yoga retreat in Australia.

Fran Leddra and Mark Harvey were originally due to end their time as joint Chief Social Workers for Adults (CSWs) in October this year, yet you may have noticed they are still here.That's why they want to share with you an update from Lyn Romeo, the original Chief Social Worker for Adults currently on sabbatical, to explain why and let you know they will be continuing in their roles until March 2021.

Commissioning equality in mental health

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Challenging poverty, discrimination and inequality are core elements of the ethical and professional standards underpinning modern social work.
For this reason, all social workers - and especially mental health social workers and approved mental health professionals - should welcome the launch of the Centre for Mental Health Equality report. Our Mental Health Lead, Mark Trewin explains more...