Dedicated readers of this site will know that this will be Chief Social Worker for Adults Lyn Romeo's last blog for the next 12 months. This provides a natural opportunity to reflect on her experiences in the role to date, consider collective achievements, and look ahead to future challenges and possibilities.
Lyn Romeo, Chief Social Worker for Adults at the Department of Health.
It's that time of year again, when new students are settling into their degree programmes and making plans for the academic year ahead. Lyn Romeo, Chief Social Worker for Adults is sending welcome wishes to them and a big thank you to the academic staff teaching them.
You may have noticed this blog has changed its title and is no longer in my name, Lyn Romeo.
The reasons for this are threefold: firstly to align with the format of other GOV.UK blogs, secondly to emphasise its main focus, but thirdly to signal a temporary but significant change in my personal and professional circumstances.
The Carers Action Plan (CAP) and its implementation is a cornerstone of social care policy and social workers have a vital role to play in delivering its benefits.
The Department of Health and Social Care's carers policy team have worked hard to make sure carers have co-produced the Carers Action Plan and the actions within it really do deliver positive differences in their lives.
Our dedicated departmental colleague Anita Wadhawan highlights progress to date...
Chief Social Workers Lyn Romeo and Isabelle Trowler are delighted the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) have published new guidance for social workers supporting young people into adulthood. SCIE’s Hugh Constant has the background.
I am delighted to be an opening speaker at the 9th International Social Work Conference: Shaping the Future - promoting human rights and social perspectives in health and mental health. Social workers from all over the world are gathering in …
National programme to raise quality and consistency of supervision is officially launched at today's Joint Principal Social Workers Conference hosted by Skills for Care High quality supervision is essential if we are to support social workers to think through the …
Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs) have one of the most challenging and stressful jobs in mental health. They work 24 hours a day to organise Mental Health Act assessments - a voice of respected professional challenge. Skills for Care are hosting a day of debates, presentations and workshops in their London offices to share best practice and establish a cross-agency action plan for AMHPs. Read on to find out more!
I am delighted the capability statement for social work practice has been published this week to coincide with Learning Disability Week. The principles of human rights, social justice and valuing the dignity and worth of each individual are at the …
Carers Week is here again, providing another great opportunity to raise awareness of the crucial role that family, friends and carers have in supporting people to lead the lives they want, connected to those they love and the communities they live in.