COVID-19 Guidance from WillisPalmer

Whilst the outbreak of Covid-19 is likely to cause some disruption to WillisPalmer services in the short-term, we are issuing guidance outlining our plans to minimise the impact of the virus.

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Having provided expert social work and psychological services for 16 years to scores of local authorities, residential homes, independent organisations and schools, WillisPalmer has accumulated an exceptional reputation of trust and reliability in delivering high quality services. 

We pride ourselves on our  unprecedented network of highly trained, skilled and experienced professionals and invest heavily in a robust quality assurance system to ensure our work is delivered to the highest calibre, punctually, effectively responding to the brief and placing the child's best interests at the centre of everything we do. 

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Social workers: Protecting your mental health

It has long been recognised that social work is one stressful occupation.

Research by Bath Spa University described social workers’ working conditions “extremely poor” across the UK, irrespective of job role.

The demands that individuals had on their time was consistently found to be related to increased levels of stress, intentions to leave the job, [...]

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Calls to domestic abuse helpline rise by 25%

Calls to the National Domestic Abuse Helpline have increased by an average of 25% since the lockdown measures have been introduced to help combat the spread of COVID-19, the charity Refuge has revealed.

Isolation has potential to aggravate pre-existing behaviours in abusive partners and Refuge has warned of a surge in contacts from people experiencing domestic [...]

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8,000 former social workers registered to help during COVID-19

Social Work England has temporarily reinstated the registration of 8,000 former social workers in a bid to help social work departments continue running amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The regulator of the social work profession has written to suitably qualified social workers who left the profession in the last two years to advise them that they can [...]

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