A new shore

“Think about transition as going over a bridge. Look and see what you need to leave behind and honour that. Pick up what you want to take with you and use that. Imagine what you’ll get at the other side and look forward to that.” (Jo) After 8 years of hosting, Jo and I are […]

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What’s occuring?

I haven’t posted on this site for some time. However, I have been busy elsewhere. Since June 2018, I have been Chair of the British Association of Social Workers. I write regular updates for BASW which you can find by searching ‘Chair’ here.  I also regularly write for Research in Practice for Adults. My most recent

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Totally Socially

Today, 20 March, is World Social Work day. This year emphasises ‘Promoting Community and Environmental Sustainability’, which relates to the third pillar of the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development. The Agenda, created in 2012 after a global gathering of social workers, educators and development workers, sets out where we can and should make a difference to the

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Regulation, regulation, regulation

The government consultation on how the new social work regulator (Social Work England) will operate in England is open till 21 March. A few months ago, I discussed regulation in the Helpful Social Work podcast with Jo Fox. Here are some of my thoughts. The vision for Social Work England is for a regulator that “focuses on public protection and supporting practice excellence” (page

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