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In wishing you a Happy New Year, we are excited to share inspiring interviews, features
and stories from the profession in this year’s first issue of Sanctuary Social Work News. This includes shining a spotlight on the ‘inspirational ambassadors’ of 2015 from the Social Worker of the Year Awards.
With the Immigration Bill swiftly making its way through parliament, we hear directly from those involved in debating the proposed legislative changes in a special four-page feature.
Also inside, newly appointed Assistant Director Tim Aldridge explains his plans for the London Borough of Havering’s children’s services in the Council Spotlight, whilst ways to overcome the challenges of adult safeguarding are explored in a guest-article from Service Manager Andy Hill.
We also hear directly from dementia campaigner Beth Britton on her personal experiences with the disease as she recalls her father’s 19 years living with vascular dementia, and find out how retiring social worker, Jennie Brownbill intends to help siblings in care with her Spanish eco-camping initiative.
In this issue
04 – News bites
Take a look at some of the key stories and announcements including an overview of the government’s Spending Review and David Cameron’s plans for adoption services.
06 – Council spotlight
We find out what it is like to work for London Borough of Havering’s Children’s Services, directly from newly appointed Assistant Director of Children’s Services, Tim Aldridge.
08 – The Immigration Bill: the debate
As the Immigration Bill 2015 makes its way through Parliament, we hear directly from those involved in debating the proposed legislative changes.
12 – Social Work Awards 2015
Take a look at the full list of winners at the Social Worker of the Year Awards 2015. We also catch up with 2014’s Social Workers of the Year.
15 – A personal story of dementia
Dementia campaigner and consultant Beth Britton’s dad was diagnosed with vascular dementia when she was just 12 years old. In this issue, she tells their story of the care he received.
18 – A Spanish retreat for siblings in care
Jennie Brownbill, a retiring social worker, writes about her plans to continue supporting siblings in care by establishing a charity-run campsite in Northern Spain.
20 – Making safeguarding personal
Andy Hill, Service Manager of a London borough council, writes about overcoming the challenges of safeguarding adults under the Care Act 2014.
22 – Addressing adolescent mental health
Yvonne Tyree, Specialist trainer in adolescent mental health talks about positive coping strategies to keep young people with mental health issues moving forward.
24 – Zoë Betts
Zoë Betts, Adult Social Worker and owner of iamsocialwork, explores how best practice in social work can be shared amongst colleagues and organisations.
26 – A day in the life of...
an adult social worker in an emergency duty care team. We hear how one social worker overcomes the challenges that working out of hours brings.
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