Social Work News

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By Andrew Pirie

​If you’re working with Sanctuary, then you’ll know that we always take the extra step to help our community feel valued. We don’t just provide you with access to the latest social work jobs, we are here to help you feel supported at every stage of your career. We like to help you to learn new skills, discover exciting initiatives and find out what your peers are doing throughout the UK.

That’s why we ensure that every single member of our social work community is given a free copy of Social Work News magazine.

Each issue is packed full of insights, feature interviews and practical information to improve your knowledge and help you consider new ways of working making it a valuable CPD resource.

What’s in the latest issue?

There is an array of articles designed with the needs of children’s and adult social workers in mind. A highlight is an in-depth interview with social work trainer Bal Kaur Howard who talks exclusively about the issues relating to domestic abuse. She regularly refers to the economic abuse wheel within her training workshops, so there is a copy within the magazine for you to cut out and keep.

This issue also sees a focus on homelessness. As the winter draws nearer, thoughts inevitably turn to those who are living on the streets. Within the magazine, we hear about Andy’s story – a man who has spent almost 30 years living on the streets of London. We find out about his experience and how social workers can use simple conversations to help lift someone’s spirits. We also learn about Norfolk-based charity, the Benjamin Foundation, and how they are working with young people transitioning from care to reduce the risk of homelessness.

Finally, as the launch of Social Work England approaches, we know that many of you will be having concerns about what the transition may mean for you. The magazine sent all submitted questions about the switch to Social Work England, who have taken the time to answer these.

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