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US social worker helps counterparts improve services in the UK

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A Chicago social worker is working with University of Birmingham experts and her British professional counterparts to help people using social services in Britain's second city.
Date:
10 January 2019

Charities aren't doing enough to determine if they're really making a difference

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Paul Montgomery discusses the difficulties of evaluating the activities of charitable organisations in this article in 'The Conversation'
Date:
18 June 2018

As poverty has become more about individuals, child protection has become more authoritarian

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Simon Haworth writes about how social workers can challenge growing poverty within child protection practice
Date:
05 June 2018

Birmingham academic helps inform inquiry into social care funding

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On Saturday 28 April, Professor of Health and Social Care Jon Glasby spoke the Citizens' Assembly on Social Care, which is part of an inquiry that is being carried out by two Parliamentary Select Committees into the long-term funding of adult social care for both working and older age adults.
Date:
08 May 2018

Seven steps towards a more anti-oppressive social work approach to care proceedings

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Simon Haworth outlines potential ways to improve practice in care proceedings
Date:
19 February 2018

'When care proceedings concluded and children were removed, I felt only sadness'

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Teaching Fellow Simon Haworth talks in a Community Care article about the emotional impact of care proceedings and questions whether adoption practice causes social harm.
Date:
15 February 2018
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