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Are social workers being dishonest about the realities of adopting a child?

Adopting a child is not about neat beginnings or endings, yet there is much pressure to pretend it is, writes adopter Sally Donovan.

The adjective most used to describe my work is ‘honest’. Sometimes it is prefaced with ‘searingly’ and expressed in a way that might indicate my honesty is not entirely welcome.

When the manuscript [...]

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HCPC social work re-registration

The window of time to renew your registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) opens on 1 September.

This will be the first time social workers have renewed in the new system since the registration and regulation of social workers in England changed on 1 August 2012, when the Health and Care Professions Council [...]

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Entering care is an opportunity to evaluate a child’s emotional well-being and improve their mental health

Entering care is an opportunity to evaluate a child’s emotional well-being and improve their mental health.

Concepts of prevention and early intervention can seem like an awkward fit with the care system. It’s sometimes viewed as the end of the road, when other interventions have failed. But a child’s entry to care can represent a new phase [...]

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