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Pigeons on Scaffolding
by Caroline McGregor and Pat Dolan  |  20th September 2021

Caroline McGregor and Pat Dolan consider the dichotomy of social work being both a force for change as well as being complicit in reinforcing social, health and economic inequalities.…Read more

by Bob Hudson  |  20th August 2021

Bob Hudson, author of 'Clients, Consumers or Citizens?: The Privatisation of Adult Social Care in England', identifies three essential steps to changing the conversation around how social care can improve people's lives.…Read more

by Brid Featherstone Anna Gupta and Kate Morris  |  5th August 2021

Brid Featherstone, Anna Gupta and Kate Morris argue for the light that COVID-19 has shone on the inequalities scarring our society to include in its focus child protection and its relationship to wider social and economic policies. …Read more

picture of a coat that looks like a grave.

Mariela Neagu charts child protection policy shifts over the years, a history of good intentions that often led to abuse, lost childhoods and struggling adults.…Read more

Older lady being pushed through a field in a wheelchair.
by Bob Hudson  |  21st June 2021

Bob Hudson tracks the path that has led to the current adult social care policy impasse, and outlines what the options are for coming out of it. …Read more

Sign saying 'Girls just wanna have fundamental rights'
by Ceryl Davies  |  8th March 2021

This International Women’s Day, Ceryl Davies, Social Work Lecturer, talks about the importance of giving young women a voice when discussing sexual coercion experienced by them in their intimate relationships. …Read more

Person standing in a dark street

Clive Diaz, author of 'Decision Making in Child and Family Social Work', looks at the first indications of the effects of COVID-19 and adapted social worker practices on the levels of loneliness and anxiety in children in care and care leavers. …Read more

'Home sweet home' written on a bricked up window

Why are Black and minority ethnic women at particular risk of domestic abuse during lockdown? Launching the report 'Domestic violence during the lockdown: the needs of Black and minoritised communities during the pandemic', Aisha K. Gill and Sundari Anitha outline the issues specific to minority women, from forced marriage, rejection by refuges and reduced contact with support agencies. …Read more

Teddy bear by rainy window

Sarah Nelson, author of 'Tackling Child Sexual Abuse', explains how COVID-19 has increased the urgency for action against child sexual abuse and examines reasons for failure and models of practice as identified in the book.…Read more

Mother working in background with child in front

Lindsey German, contributor to 'Social Work and the COVID-19 Pandemic: International Insights', explains why, when we talk about how work and society should change post COVID-19, we must put the role of women and work at the centre of our analysis.…Read more