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My social workers seem to fear me and would rather give into “my demands” than sit around the table

Source: Do my social workers fear a clued-up service user?

Katie Mantell argues we need to do more to raise understanding of what social care is and how it’s provided and funded.

Source: Social care: what’s in a name? | The King’s Fund

Who provides social care?

Analysis finds bonus payments to children’s social workers has increased poor retention among social workers in adult’s services

Source: Parking and pay disparities help increase agency spend, council finds | Community Care

impact of austerity, a “blame culture” and fewer opportunities to work directly with service users

Source: Only one in six social workers want to be managers, survey finds | Social Care Network | The Guardian

Social workers tell us the impact their work is having on their lives outside of work

Source: 50 ways social work affects your personal life | Community Care

Social workers at Rotherham look after between 15 to 20 cases at any one time

Source: Want a smaller social work caseload? Come to Rotherham

Report shows more than three-quarters of practitioners audited in September 2014 had their CPD profiles accepted

Source: How social workers fared in first HCPC audits | Community Care

If burnout’s a common outcome of the conditions we work in, why isn’t it treated as an industrial injury, asks Social Work Tutor

Source: Social workers need to be backed, not left to burn out | Community Care

Relentless drives to reform our profession could be moving us further away from what matters to those we support, writes Social Work Tutor

Source: Forcing constant change on social workers risks an illusion of progress | Community Care

Social workers have a very demanding and stressful job and situations can change day by day, hour by hour so they have to be allowed to do the job for which they are trained to do. Not only do they have to deal with families, but also the demands from higher management to work in the ways which the senior managers decree, which in some ways may not be in the best interests of the persons to whom they have on their case files.

The cuts to local authority budgets have put a strain on all council areas and Social Services is not exempt, for to save money recruitment of social workers may not be a first priority, thereby less social workers are available creating a further stressful element.

All managers need to be open to question and should encourage comments from their fronline workers, even if this results in some form of criticism of the current practices and demands from senior management.

When people are working under excessive stress their ability to maintain a balanced out look could be diminished and if their confidence to report to their managers is not good, this can and will lead errors which will most likely have devestating results.

There as to be excellent team working and good and effective communications have to be both upwards and downwards, not only the latter.

None of this excusses the disasterous outcomes when they do occur, but could, if there was trust all round, minimise there occurrence.

Local Government, especially Social Services needs to be open, honest and certainly transparent.


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