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Social work bohemians

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Over the last few months, we have seen social workers and social work students coming together to support one another.
Not only that, they are also coming up with ways to develop and shape new ideas in social work and broaden the resources they use to enhance their practice thinking.

In this context, the Student Social Work Hub has exploded onto our social media and into the rich discussion about social work and the future of the profession.

Frameworks for change

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Understanding what is important to adults with learning disabilities and/or autism helps practitioners and organisations make meaningful contributions to their lives and those around them. BASW's Liz Howard explains how new capabilities statement resources provide social workers with the means to capture the voices and experiences of people and families to shape our learning, development and growth as a profession.

Learning Disability Week: our role in ending discrimination

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It's Learning Disability Week. BASW (the British Association of Social Workers) and SCIE (the Social Care Institute for Excellence) have launched new resources to support the capabilities of social workers in their work with autistic adults and adults with learning disabilities. These resources are freely available on the BASW website and will support individuals and organisations to implement the capabilities statements and CPD pathways.

Celebrating and developing mental health social work

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An issue frequently raised by mental health social workers and their managers is the desire to better understand the range, scope and access to roles, professional support and development opportunities available within local partnerships. Our fine colleague, Mental Health Social Work (MHSW) Lead here at DHSC, Mark Trewin and Health Education England (HEE) have been working on plans to help social work colleagues do exactly that, as he explains in his latest guest blog.

Time to Talk Day plays to our social work strengths

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It's Time to Talk Day and, therefore, a great opportunity for the social work profession to consider how it can support this brilliant and positive event to reduce the stigma around mental health and engage with people experiencing mental distress – wherever they may be.

Why intersectionality matters for social work practice in adult services

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As populations and societies around the world continue to age, grow and diversify, so too does the risk of consciously or unconsciously oppressing individuals based on an increasingly complex and interlacing range of cultural, ethnic, biological, political and economic factors.

It’s an area of practice close to Professor Claudia Bernard’s heart. As Professor of Social Work at Goldsmiths, University of London, Claudia is currently working on a book on the subject, entitled Intersectionality for Social Workers: Theory and Practice. We’re delighted to share her blog on this fascinating topic with you now

Transitions: why it’s so important for social workers to be on time

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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.

Introducing the Train the Trainer Supervisor Development Programme

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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 …