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Panicking over the past – Opinion piece by Mark Smith

As if we didn’t have enough to worry about in the present, the Jimmy Savile affair opens up the whole of recent history as a site for us to panic…

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Moral Panics for the 21st Century – Opinion piece by Prof. Viviene Cree for @SWSCmedia Debate

Like many others, I have been interested in the idea of moral panics for a long time, probably since I first read Stan Cohen’s ground-breaking book, Folk Devils and Moral…

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HCPC and Social Workers’ Registration, Regulation, and Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

Thank you for joining the debate and for sharing your views regarding HCPC and Social Workers’ registration, regulation, and Continuous Professional Develop (CPD). Also our great appreciation goes to HCPC…

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Redefining Domestic Violence: Debate Summary @SWSCMedia Debates

Thank you for joining us and for sharing your views on “Redefining Domestic Violence”. This was part of the @SWSCmedia debate series. Below is the summary of the discussion and we look…

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Adoption Reform: What will change? and What is the way forward? – #SWSCmedia Adoption Reform Debate

The government’s adoption reform is hailed to increase efficiency and improve the current adoption system and practice. However, the reforms have been strongly criticised by some practitioners. Therefore, on Tuesday (12…

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Michael Gove’s speech on Adoption and slimmed down pre-adoption assessments – #SWSCmedia debate

Source: Department for Education *Please note that the text below may not always reflect the exact words used by the speaker. When I was a news editor at The Times…

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#CaseStudy: Sam’s Story: I want to see my Mum… – #SWSCmedia Case Study Series

Jenny was 20 years old when Sam’s father left them. Jenny then asked social services to take Sam as she had “…enough of his crying and tantrums”. Sam was put…

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Fatima’s story… Will you tell? – #SWSCmedia #CaseStudy Series – 2012-05-27

It has been nearly 5 months since, Fatima, a close personal friend whom you have known for several years and who has helped you through a number of difficulties, has…

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Avoiding Avoidance: Recognising and responding to the risks of resistant and uncooperative parents in child protection – #SWSCmedia Debate

Introduction Parental resistance and avoidance can negatively affect the safety and well-being of children in protection work, posing significant risks   to workers and children as a result of certain forms…

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Childhood & Media – Part of @SWSCmedia #CyberStudies & #Liminality Series + #Childhood Studies

From the fourth in a series of Safegaurding conferences hosted by Bath Spa University, in association with David Niven Associates. (Courtesy of David Niven Associates). In an entertaining talk Jim…

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