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Alcohol and other drug use: we must support adults as well as children

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My latest guest blogger, Professor Sarah Galvani, leads UK research on substance use in social work education and practice. Her work includes a focus on alcohol and other drug use in association with a range of social and health care …

A radically different perspective on mental health

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When I ask social workers to describe the distinctive contribution they make to mental health services the answer is often that they work with a “social model” and ensure that human rights and citizen outcomes are prioritised. But what exactly …

Return to social work stronger, wiser and ready to transform more lives

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During the many conversations I have with colleagues in the care and support sector, the challenge of recruiting and retaining a quality social care workforce to serve growing, aging and diversifying populations is a frequent topic. It’s a challenge the …