Category Archive: Social Worker

Jan 15

ENGLAND – Birmingham struggles to recruit social workers

More than a fifth of frontline social worker posts are unfilled in Birmingham, it has been revealed.   Keanu Williams died in January 2011 after being found with 37 injuries in Ward End, Birmingham   Currently, the equivalent of 106 out of 494 fulltime, frontline permanent posts remain vacant. It follows a serious case review …

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Jan 14

ENGLAND – Keanu Williams murder: Opportunities missed to save two-year-old

There were “a number of significant missed opportunities” to save a two-year-old boy from being beaten to death by his mother, a report has found.   Keanu Williams, who was also known as Kiwi, died on 9 January 2011   Rebecca Shuttleworth is serving a life sentence for murdering Keanu Williams. The toddler was found …

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Dec 14

WALES/ENGLAND – Judges back independent social workers’ key role in care cases

Oxford University study finds most family court judges believe independent social work reports are of good or excellent quality and prevent delays in care cases   Picture credit: Rex Features   Family court judges believe independent social workers prevent rather than cause delays in care proceedings, according to research by Oxford University. The study, which canvassed the …

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Dec 14

ENGLAND – Social work leaders criticise landmark child protection ruling

The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) has spoken out against a landmark legal ruling allowing a father to post a video of police and social workers removing his baby under an emergency protection order.   Bridgett Robb said posting “distressing” images of emergency care proceedings was not the way to improve transparency of the …

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Dec 05

ENGLAND – Daughter taken from parents after social workers ‘misunderstood’ information

Social workers and police swooped on a family home and removed a gravely ill little girl from her loving parents’ care, after what was termed by judge as a ‘feeding frenzy’ of misinformation.   Photo: PA The couple were left “helpless” after the one-year-old was taken from them on the basis of “wholly improbable” fears …

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Nov 18

UK – Young children who witness domestic violence show later aggression

Social workers need to consider the longer term effects of exposure to violence, research suggests   Research conducted by Dr Megan Holmes of the Mandel School of Applied Sciences indicates that young children who witness acts of violence between their parents may be at greater risk of becoming aggressive when they are of school age. The …

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