I am an experienced social worker/socialwork manager with seven years post qualifying experience of front line social work practise of child protection and looked after children.  Prior to my social work training I had worked within residential childcare with adolescent young people, it was here that I learnt a lot about working with vulnerable challenging young people .  Prior to this I completed many temporary jobs moving from working with adults in residential care to adults with learning disabilities in an adult education setting.

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5 responses

  1. I am really loving your blog 🙂

  2. Hello. I too, am a seasoned social worker, in child protection at that! I wanted to let you know that, after perusing – and enjoying – your blog, I’ve nominated your blog for the “Liebster Blog Award”. No, it’s not quite a Pulitzer, but it is a fun little honor! You can find out more about it here: http://spiritofsocialwork.wordpress.com/2013/12/27/liebster-blog-award-i-won-i-won/

  3. good thoughts keep in touch David

  4. With Social work being a ‘either you love it or completely hate it’ role it is important you find the exact role you are looking for in the right location with the right salary and team.

    This is where I come into place. I may not be in the exact SOCIAL WORK industry but I see myself as part of it. I decided to join this industry simply because I love what social workers do.

    I want to help those who help others which Is why I am passionate about finding the right role for the right person in the right team.

    Would be great to get in touch with someone who is looking for exactly that. Please contact me on msidhu@sheldon-phillips.com. I cover London and surrounding areas for Social workers searching for the dream job. I work with a number of Local Authorities and Private Organisations.

    Get in touch even if its for a chat, the second thing I love about this job is meeting the new people and hearing about their experiences.

    Keen to hear from you guys.

    Mindy Sidhu

  5. Nation’s First Searchable Online & Mobile Database of Domestic Violence Programs


    I’m writing you to see if you would post a story or add a link to any resource pages on your blog about the launch of the country’s very first searchable online database of domestic violence programs. It’s called domesticshelters.org (http://www.domesticshelters.org/) and includes roughly all 3000 of the programs in the US.

    When someone visits, in a matter of seconds – from a desktop, smartphone or tablet – that person can find help closest to them based on their location, language and service preferences.

    I’m a college student helping out this worthy, breakthrough effort. This release (https://www.domesticshelters.org/news/site-launches-to-help-millions-of-abuse-victims-find-help-faster-easier-than-before) talks about the important strategic issues this new free non-profit service resolves. Succinctly put, finding help online has been too difficult up until now.

    The service is offered as a non-profit partnership between National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and a family charity, Theresa’s Fund. October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and with 25% of women having experienced domestic violence, making your readers aware of this service is both timely and potentially life-saving.

    Jason Fullen
    Social Work Student
    The Ohio State University

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