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Social work students are increasingly being asked to act as advocates – and that’s a good thing

on Tue, 01/14/2014 - 17:42
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Social work students are increasingly being asked to act as advocates – and that’s a good thing

As the below article suggests, to gain experience first hand of how parents are treated by the child protection department you intend to work for is invaluable. It may mean you wish to never end up being like the other staff you will be working for.

Please email us if you are interested in acting as a support person for someone in your area today. No one will know that you have found your family through Luke's Army, we offer this service only as a way of helping to improve the child protection system.

You may also like to check out the Luke's Army support group on facebook where you are

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Social worker suspended after revealing concerns about her manager's handling of a case

on Thu, 05/09/2013 - 20:16
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Social worker suspended after revealing concerns about her manager's handling of a case

Social worker suspended after revealing concerns about her manager's handling of a case

Doreen Ermin breached professional boundaries by telling a service user about remarks her line manager had made about the woman's case and showing her confidential notes on a report, the regulator found.

A social worker who made inappropriate comments about her line manager and gave a file containing confidential notes to a service user has been suspended from the register for a year.

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CPS worker fired after child starves

on Wed, 07/18/2012 - 12:20
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She came into the state system on the day she was born, taken from her mother so that she would be protected. For the next year, she would thrive under the care of her foster family and then she would go home.

The right of a parent to screw up trumps the right of a child to grow up.

So we entrusted the tot to a mother who was supposed to love her and a state child-welfare system that was supposed to look out for her.

Ten months after Za’Naya Flores was sent home, she died of starvation.

Now her Child Protective Services caseworker has been fired but not without first taking a parting shot