Help is in your hands

So, what went wrong during my time in care? To be honest, we should all know the history of wrongdoing in care settings, so I don’t think details are necessary. There are still investigations going on throughout the UK and beyond, and it is right that victims have the opportunity to voice their stories. Suffice […]

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A time for change

In our second blog post reviewing the ‘Youth Justice in Scotland’ paper, Maggie Mellon, independent social work consultant and vice-chair of the British Association of Social Workers, makes the case for using this as an opportunity to bring about real change. CYCJ’s attempts to raise the need for reform in the treatment of children and […]

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Celebrating the value of ‘dirty work’

Kristina Moodie attended Circle’s annual lecture which addressed the realities of social work practice, and came away realising social workers need support and not mistrust. Q: How come they bury social workers 300 feet in the ground? A: Deep down they are really good people. Circle is a Scottish charity that works in deprived communities […]

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Not just any day

March 18 was World Social Work Day. David Orr gives his account of how CYCJ joined the celebrations, and why for him it was well-timed… Well, hasn’t it been quite the time for celebration? As a social worker of Irish extraction I had not one but two reasons to be cheerful last week with a […]

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