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Our relationships are more important than ever on World Social Work Day

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A month ago, Mark Harvey and Fran Leddra, Joint Chief Social Workers for Adults, were finalising their annual report and filming a video message to release on World Social Work Day.

Like the rest of us, they now find themselves in a period of uncertainty and worry. With this in mind, they reflect on what it means to be a social worker in these unusual times and how we can all prepare ourselves for the challenges to come.

Voting and social work

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In 1918, women over 30 obtained these right following years of campaigning. As we move towards a general election it is important to remember that many of our citizens and neighbours who have the right to vote may still find this a challenge - a challenge we find in social care but one that social work can and should actively aim to resolve.

Anti-Slavery Day and social work's duty to call out exploitation

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Human trafficking and modern-day slavery remain a very real experience for far too many people in the UK and across the world today. Today is Anti-Slavery Day and we wanted to use our social work blog to highlight the very painful realities of its effects on people and our roles as social workers as being able to support individuals and be part of the solution.

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 …

Safeguarding Adults Review library project proposes focus on systems learning

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The abuse or death of an adult receiving or in need of care rightly raises questions about whether the support they received could have been better and what can be learned to improve its provision in the future. Conducting Safeguarding …