Social workers alienated by government plans

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Government plans for the future of social work have left workers feeling “sidelined” and “patronised”.

The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) is the largest professional association for people in the profession in the UK. Responding to an inquiry launched by the Education Select Committee on social work training, the BASW insisted that changes would “undermine” a profession “already under pressure at a time of cuts”.

With the average social worker now spending just eight years in the profession, more effort needed to be spent on retaining staff, it claimed.

BASW chief executive Bridget Robb said the government appeared to have adopted an attitude that social work was “failing”.

“The deficit perspective is both incorrect and damaging for service users, professionals and society in general.”

She did, however, praise the fast track Step Up To Social Work training scheme.

“Step up to Social Work was controversial when it started, but is now regarded as a good innovation and is turning out good social workers.”

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Stowe Family Law Web Team

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ann sim - March 12, 2016 at 4:35pm

well now you know what it feels like thousands upon thousands of families destroyed alienated and basically abused for profit bonuses lied about false labels and so forth all done because the government put bonuses in play well tic toc justice is coming and when it does i hope the guilty socialworkers do time in prison for what they have caused our families the misery you have caused is shocking

Crystal - March 13, 2016 at 2:49am

It’s about time the social workers have to step it up. I as well as so many others have been lied to and manipulated by social workers and there failing practice. My son has been forced into an open adoption by Jehovah witnesses. Now they are alienating me from spending anytime with him. Is it a safety concern for his well being because of the emotional abuse he is enduring. Also J.W don’t allow blood transfusions if he needs one. The social workers in Nanaimo, BC have no care or consideration for the families they have destroyed here. I don’t know if there is anything I can even do, but I am anticipating a solution. Waiting for my sons return is detrimental to his physical, spiritual and emotional well being. I have done the soul searching and the phycology necessary and always improving to help my sons healing when the opportunity presents its self.

Thanks for taking the time to read my post.
Concerned mother,

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