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What social workers need to know about ADHD, trauma and neglect

13 Apr 2017

Social workers need more understanding of how trauma impacts behaviour to help prevent maltreated children being misdiagnosed with ADHD, says Laura Hanbury

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Five common mistakes social work managers should avoid

12 Apr 2017

Hugh Constant from the Social Care Institute for Excellence offers advice on managing social workers’ performance

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Breda O’Brien: Child welfare system is too dependent on courts

10 Apr 2017

Focus on guardians ad litem misses bigger issue of overly adversarial system. There is merit in Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone's proposal to reform the guardian ad litem system by establishing a nationally organised service.However, while the current system is dangerously ad hoc, institutionalising it may have unwanted consequences by reinforcing the adversarial nature of court cases involving children.

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Social workers face more emotional distress and verbal abuse each day

03 Apr 2017

Community Care and UNISON’s joint research into a typical social worker’s day reveals the increasing cost of staff shortages and budget cuts

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