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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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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100,000 grandparents looking after children despite COVID-19 guidance

There are 100,000 grandparents looking after their grandchildren during the outbreak of COVID-19 – despite government guidance stating that over 70-year-olds and those with underlying health conditions should be in self-isolation.

The 100,000 grandparents make up an army of 200,000 kinship carers of grandparents, relatives and friends of children who cannot live with their parents for [...]

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COVID-19: BASW urges PPE and priority testing for social workers

Social workers should be included in the list of priority groups for coronavirus testing, BASW has urged.

In a letter to prime minister Boris Johnson, BASW chief executive Ruth Allen and chair Geraldine Nosowska highlighted that many social work teams are depleted because colleagues need to self-isolate. Vulnerable service users also need assurance that their social [...]

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Challenging times

In these challenging times, I wanted to think about what I’m grateful for this week – things I’ve taken for granted in the past.

1) I am with my children. To be apart from them during this would be horrific. That’s not to say we are the Waltons and we all get on each others’ nerves at [...]

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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 [...]

Read Full Story

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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