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BASW Article "A Subject of Concern: The Experiences of Social Workers Referred to the Health and Care Professions Council"

04 Jan 2018

In order to practise social work in England, all social workers must register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Only those who are registered can legally work as or call themselves a social worker. Once registered, if concerns about their practice are raised, social workers may find they are then made subject to a ‘Fitness to Practise’ (FTP) process.

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DCYA - Review of the Child Care Act 1991

03 Jan 2018

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) has commenced a review of the Child Care Act 1991. The 1991 Act is a wide ranging piece of legislation which, at its core, seeks to promote the welfare of children who may not receive adequate care and protection.

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Statement on World Human Rights Day by IFSW Human Rights Commission

18 Dec 2017

From IFSW’s standpoint human rights stands at the heart of social work, and from its very beginnings social work has been …a human rights profession

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IASW IN THE NEWS Mixed response as mandatory reporting of child-abuse concerns begins

12 Dec 2017

Mandatory reporting of child-abuse concerns began yesterday, with children’s rights groups saying it would work, while others, including social workers, expressed misgivings.

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Children First legislation will put children at greater risk

11 Dec 2017

Promoting a reporting culture will reduce the ability of staff to follow up genuine cases

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Mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse becomes law

11 Dec 2017

The number of Tusla social workers is continuing to decline and there was a further 3% increase last summer in the backlog of high-priority child protection cases which had not been assigned to members of the profession.

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