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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Fists in the air
by Steve Rogowski  |  25th August 2020

Steve Rogowski, author of 'Social Work: The Rise and Fall of a Profession', discusses the impact neoliberalism has had on social work, and explains that we need critical and radical social work practice to challenge and change the socially unjust and unequal neoliberal world we currently inhabit.…Read more

Mother and children on a bench
by Hannah B and Mike S  |  1st July 2020

Social workers Hannah B and Mike S explore the idea of reunification between a child in care and their family, and explain that it is a chance that should never be overlooked.…Read more

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by Clive Diaz  |  10th April 2020

With demand for child protection services increasing as people are asked to stay inside together, Clive Diaz, author of 'Decision Making in Child and Family Social Work', explores how we can keep children, young people, parents and social workers safe.…Read more

Fists
by Masoud Kamali and Jessica Jönsson  |  17th March 2020

Masoud Kamali and Jessica Jönsson, guest-editors of a recent special issue of Critical and Radical Social Work - ‘Revolutionary social work: promoting sustainable justice’ - explain why revolutionary changes need to take place in the discipline of social work to resist the dominance of neoliberal ideology and political parties in education and research.…Read more

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by Malcolm Payne  |  8th January 2020

Malcolm Payne talks with Jess Miles about his new book, How To Use Social Work Theory in Practice, which shows students and newly qualified practitioners how to work with the main theories and practice techniques and pinpoint their strengths and limitations.…Read more