If you are anything like me, your boss likes to spring a little 'surprise Zoom' on you. I'm talking: "Clare, I need to talk to you urgently about X,Y and Z."
"Of course, boss," I reply dutifully, thinking "Really??!??"
I have repeatedly asked for advanced warning for Zoom meetings, and I think this best illustrates why...
It could be worse...just...
But then all you need is a little tlc and the boss knows no difference when it comes to conference time.
Please tell me I'm not alone?
Happy Bank Holiday Everyone!
Social workers in adult services carry out work with adults from a range of backgrounds, many of whom are extremely vulnerable, requiring a sensitive, and supportive approach. Adult social workers provide support and assistance to maintain and promote the independence and well-being of adults. Treating adults with dignity and respect is a key core social [...]
Left wing loony, interfering, judgemental, cardigan wearing child snatchers. This is how all too often social workers are depicted. Slammed in the press when they ‘remove’ children from families for placing a vulnerable child in care yet made out to be a scapegoat when a vulnerable child is let down by the system.
Unfortunately, the [...]
Social work had to face a complete pendulum swing in social work practice during the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns.
Prior to COVID, online assessments or meetings were a complete rarity which had to be adequately justified. Yet overnight, as COVID-19 forced England into lockdown in March 2020, social workers still had vulnerable children and families [...]