Mary Haug

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The Way We Work Is Soul-Sucking, But Social Networks Are Not the Fix

With Twitter’s recent IPO filing, the most popular graph dominating conversation is the “interest graph.” Before that, it was the “social graph,” …

The case for preventive community social work is returning

The Children & Young Persons Act (1963) is now rarely mentioned, but 50 years ago it entrusted to councils in England and Wales the duty of "diminishing the need to receive children into care or … to bring children before a juvenile court".<p>Before long, staff were offering advice, counselling and …

Working poor bearing brunt of cuts, says social mobility commission

The working poor have borne the brunt of the coalition's deficit reduction programme, with pensioners getting off lightest, according to the first annual reporton Thursday of the government's social mobility commission chaired by Alan Milburn, a former Labour cabinet minister.<p>The report will …

The challenges of being a young, female social worker

Any young woman at the start of her professional career will know the difficulties that come with being young and female. There is often a desperate need to try and prove yourself; to break through the glass ceiling; to do it all without getting emotional; to prove that you can do the job of any …

African social workers say growth has not improved social conditions

Social workers from across Africa meet in Johannesburg recently to send messages to their governments and international development agencies. The Voices For Development Conference will inform regional and national governments that it is not acceptable that regional economic growth has not …

Social work supervision: process or procedure?

One year ago I packed my bags with seven years' social work experience and left my job in Sweden for fresh challenges in a new country.<p>I moved to England to participate in a national programme called Head, Heart, Hands, which aims to demonstrate the impact that combining education and care can make …

Social care in England is still rooted in the poor law of the 19th century

A new policy paper from the Health Services Management Centre at the University of Birmingham has helpful points to make about "Developing a new social care offer". The report highlights the frequent lack of fit between ambitious service goals of empowerment, involvement, independence and choice …

Why are love and care no longer part of child social work?

Jenni Randall was a newly qualified social worker in Basildon when among her first case files she found a seven-year-old boy called David Akinsanya. Forty years on, they are sitting on the sofa at her uncle's home explaining to me how they have been in touch ever since. They are now working …

No, Mr Gove, social workers don't lack compassion or intellect. They lack time and resources

When David Cameron sang the praises of social workers at the last Tory party conference, it came as something of a shock to the profession. Now Michael Gove is arguing that the prime minister did not go far enough in explaining "just how difficult, how challenging, how important and how inspiring …

Hamzah Khan: Social work needs to re-engage with communities

The appalling details of Hamzah Khan's life and death, and the reality of his corpse going unmissed for two years, elicit a great many thoughts and feelings, notably what can be done to minimise the likelihood of other children experiencing anything akin to what this four-year-old Bradford boy had …

How social work mentoring scheme can boost your career

College mentee Marie Mengal, move-on social worker<p>When I signed up for the College of Social Work mentoring scheme after my degree, I had become completely demoralised. Job advert after job advert asked for "two years' post-qualifying experience" – the ultimate catch 22 for social work graduates.<p>My …

Social Support And Feeling In Control At Work Are Good For Well-Being: Study

The happiest employees are those who feel like they have control at work and have a good emotional support system, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers from the Queen Mary University of London examined data from the Whitehall II study, which included 5,182 civil servant workers in the United Kingdom. …

Gove's wrong choices over call for social work reform

It is heartening to hear Michael Gove acknowledge that his life was transformed through the skill of the social workers involved in placing him for adoption (Gove calls for radical reform of social work, 12 November). Like David Cameron's recognition in his conference speech that social work is "a …

Professor of Social Work job with UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX | Guardian Jobs

join us<p>School of Education & Social Work<p>Department of Social Work and Social Care<p>Professor of Social Work<p>Ref: 392<p>Salary range: Professorial salary is determined by negotiation<p>(The minimum salary for a newly promoted Professor is £54,826 pa)<p>Closing date for applications: 23 January 2014<p>Interview …

Why I recommend being a social worker in Birmingham

Watching local BBC news this week, I was dismayed to see a positive story about a recruitment drive at Walsall borough council end with why social workers felt they weren't keen on working in neighbouring Birmingham.<p>It's no secret that Birmingham children's services has its problems. It was rated …

What is the role of social work in 'moral panics'?

The proverb "the road to Hell is paved with good intentions" carries two meanings. Firstly, it's about procrastination – about all the things we mean to do and never get around to doing. Secondly, it refers to the unintended, bad consequences of our actions, and it is this meaning that is of …

Why we must spend on both defence and development

The recent debate around defence and aid spending is a false dichotomy. Both are critical to the UK's national interests. In fragile or failing states, security is a precondition for the effective spread of governance, the rule of law and economic and human development. In some situations, the …

Peace and stability must be at the heart of the global development agenda

Every minute, someone dies from armed violence somewhere in the world (pdf), according to human rights groups and peace campaigners. Though the number of international conflicts has decreased in recent decades, achieving lasting global peace remains an elusive goal.<p>Next week, world leaders will …

Modern-day slavery in focus + Human rights

November 2017<p>Campaigners say tycoon’s plan to invest in luxury Red Sea project jars with previous criticism of Saudi Arabia’s questionable human rights record<p>Published: 10 Nov 2017<p>August 2017<p>Convictions over the exploitation of migrant workers – sent to work at the sportswear company as well as for …

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