8 Expressive Art Therapy Techniques

Expressive Art Therapy has a plethora of uses and can help people to overcome emotional and psychological problems. By expressing ourselves through art, we can learn to understand ourselves and others in a way that talking therapy may not explore for an individual. There are many techniques that have been designed for use during this […]

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Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Caseloads and Applications Continue to Rise Dramatically

Taking data from around 130 Councils over the last two years, it has been found that DoLs Caseloads and Applications have increased in number to the point of overwhelming many local DoLs teams.   Between 2013-2014, approximately 1000 applications were processed every month, however between April 2014 – September 2014, approximately 9000 applications were processed […]

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Foster Care and Social Networking

Goal: To increase awareness of cyber safety issues with foster children and Foster parents. New Age of Digital Citizenship Digital Citizenship:   -Digital Citizenship is more than just having the capacity to use technology.  Ideally, it is the safe and responsible use of technology and communication techniques. Cyber Safety in Foster Homes   – Cyber Safety is […]

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Safeguarding Children Where There is Domestic Abuse

This post is based from the webinar of SocialWorkProcesses.co.uk, check out the site for more social worker webinars and training. Contents Domestic Violence – What is it The Impact on Children Research Findings Assessment of Risk Legislation and Guidance Learning Outcomes Recognise the needs of children living with domestic violence including their protection needs and […]

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Equipping Managers to Ensure Social Workers Have Cultural Competencies

Values and Ethics Apply social work ethical principles and values to guide professional practice. Social workers have an obligation to conduct themselves ethically and to engage in ethical decision-making, including through partnership with people who use their services. Social workers are knowledgeable about the value base of their profession, its ethical standards and relevant law. […]

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The Future of Social Work CPD Training Is Now Here

The New Approach to CPD Continuing professional development is essential to ensure that social workers remain up to date with professional developments, and can adjust their practice in line with new evidence. Outcomes of learning and career development routes are identified within the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF). Social workers will be supported by employers and […]

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The Equality Act 2010

Protected Characteristics & Types of Discrimination The Equality Act is a new piece of legislation which brings together and replaces the following legislation as of October 1, 2010: The Equal Pay Act 1970 The Sex Discrimination Act 1975 The Race Relations Act 1976 The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 The Employment Equality (Religion and Belief) Regulations […]

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