Children’s services in Aberdeen get good marks from official watchdogs

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce | 05 March 2015

Services for children and young people in Aberdeen have received a positive inspection report from body responsible for inspecting standards of care in Scotland. The Care Inspectorate report was published today [Weds 04 March], showing services are “Good” in six of the nine categories and “Adequate” in the other three.

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Don’t jail social workers, join the Stand up for Social Work campaign

Community Care | 05 March 2015

A blame culture, budget cuts, increasing stress levels and demand mean it has never been more important to stand up for the profession and service users.  Community Care is re-launching its popular Stand up for Social Work campaign to raise the profile of social work in the face of budget cuts, unprecedented demand for services and even threatened jail terms. When we first launched the campaign in 2006 social work was under threat as traditional social work departments were disbanded and social care was increasingly becoming an after-thought rather than an integral part of public policy. We relaunched the campaign again in 2009 when social work’s profile was at rock bottom following the tragic death of Baby P. Readers galvanised the push for a more positive portrayal of social work, even succeeding in getting a consumer magazine to create and give away badges with the slogan ‘thank god for social workers’.

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World Social Work Day - 17th March 2015

05 March 2015

World Social Work Day 2015 (WSWD) is on March 17th. The theme ‘Promoting the Dignity and Worth of Peoples’ relates to the second pillar of the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development. The theme focuses the joint work of The International Federation of Social Workers, The International Association of Schools of Social Work and The International Council on Social Welfare. The three organisations are committed to working together to influence international, regional and local policies, government actions and to highlight the value and contributions that social workers make everyday throughout the world.

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World Social Work Day Poster