A work placement is integral to a degree in social work. But many people who have a history with the justice system would be denied a working with children check, which most placements require.
For decades, those working in social care focused on the risks children face in their family home. But what about when they leave the front door?
The child support grant, as a policy instrument, cannot work alone in ensuring that young people thrive and succeed.
Why social work needs a global truth and reconciliation commission.
Long before Chasten Buttigieg became a 'not-so-secret weapon' in his husband Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign, another same-sex couple profoundly reshaped American social policy.
In the US, black children wait longer to be adopted and cost less to adopt than white children.
Animal cruelty investigators do challenging and unappreciated work for very low pay, and normally without union benefits or protections.
Why choice should not be the most important factor in elder care.
Children who have witnessed the death of a parent at the hands of another parent will understandably suffer some serious consequences. Research has shown these children need and want to be heard.
The number of people with learning disabilities reported as at risk of forced marriage has risen.
Years after their trials, he got in touch with the victims he thought he had helped. They described feeling ‘dumped’ by the system.
It can be a destructive cycle for mothers whose children are taken into care.
Social workers are there to help, not to rip families apart.
Mia: Daughters of Fortune is a powerful new play that puts this issue under the spotlight.
In Germany – a country where going to the theater is a deeply ingrained cultural tradition – the stage is a place to confront pressing political issues.
Community organisations are trying to measure their impact but lack the funding and data availability to do it properly, new research finds.
Nicola Sturgeon's 'named person' plan for supporting children is a good idea with a major flaw.
The outlook can be bleak for people with ASD who have difficulty navigating the stressful work world. A trial project in Connecticut sought to find a new way to help them become truly independent.
A stalwart of the charity sector is dead and gone - so now what do we do?
Making the NHS a seven-day service would intensify the pressure on the groaning social care system.