social work

Care Skillsbase website

This website provides specially designed tools to help social care workers. The tools are quick, easy to use, and do not require any specialist skills expertise. All social care staff use information and communicate in their jobs. To do this they need: speaking and listening skills; reading and writing skills; number skills. Care Skillsbase helps managers in the care sector take constructive action on communication & number skills.

Social work in India - Dr. Debotosh Sinha, Visva-Bharati University

Podcast from the Glasgow School of Social Work research seminar, 08/12/2009. Talk by Dr Debotosh Sinha.

Spirituality, research and social work : a neglected challenge - Margaret Holloway

Podcast from the Glasgow School of Social Work research seminar series, 05/03/2009. Talk by Professor Margaret Holloway, Centre for Spiritual Studies, University of Hull.

Criminal justice social work statistics, 2007-08 (Statistical bulletin, crime and justice series)

Scottish Government statistical bulletin providing information on activity relating to community penalties in Scotland garnered from local authority social work management information systems.

Task Centred Casework

This multimedia learning object provides an introduction to the "task-centered" model of social work intervention. This model was based on the work of Sigmund Freud and the psychoanalysts. Psychoanalytic social work emphasised relationship-focused intervention with the professional adopting the role of the 'expert'.

Changing Lives: Report of the 21st Century Social Work Review

Report of the recommendations made by the 21st Century Social Work Review Group for the future of social services in Scotland. Published by the Scottish Government in February 2006, it set out a new direction for social work services in Scotland based on the strong core values of inclusiveness and meeting the whole needs of individuals and families. It seeks to equip social work services to rise to the challenge of supporting and protecting our most vulnerable people and communities in the early part of the 21st century.

Building a safe, confident future : the final report of the Social Work Task Force

Report providing a comprehensive review of frontline social work practice in England and making a series of recommendations for improvement and reform of the whole profession across adult and children's services.

Significant case review : Brandon Lee Muir

Report of the significant case review carried out to investigate the particular circumstances surrounding the child protection issues and the role of the agencies involved following the death of Brandon Muir in Dundee. The document also contains the findings and recommendations of an independent review for chief officers which assessed all the information which came out of the Brandon Muir significant case review to help maintain public confidence in local child protection services.

Modernising social work and the ethics of care

This article is from the Social Work & Society journal and discusses modernising social work and the ethics of care.