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15 hours ago
B
y social worker Kristin Battista-Frazee, News contributor The National Rural Social Work Caucus has a sense of humor about joining their group. Their membership page poses questions such as “What kind of tractor do you own?” to gauge if you have kinship with their cause. All jokes aside, the ca[...]

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4 hours ago
The funding includes $600,000 for Indigenous victims of family violence who are hospitalised at 31 times the rate of non-Indigenous women, data showsA surge in calls for help from women fleeing family violence has prompted the Victorian government to allocate $4m to frontline response services.The f[...]
Health and CareWomens Issues
8 hours ago
NSPCC, British Red Cross, Oxfam and Macmillan Cancer Support accused of contacting people registered with government’s cold call opt-out databaseThe Information Commissioner’s Office is to investigate four of the UK’s largest charities, following allegations that their fundraisers contacted pe[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
9 hours ago
Report reveals increasing concern over new psychoactive substances, which featured in at least 19 prisoner deaths between April 2012 and September 2014
Legal highs are suspected to have been a factor in 19 self-inflicted deaths in prisons in England and Wales over the past two and a half years, a[...]
Mental HealthCriminal Justice
13 hours ago
The fact that Kids Company has been so successful in addressing the multiple and complex needs of some of our most damaged and at-risk children is down to Camila Batmanghelidjh’s passion and determination (Batmanghelidjh to leave Kids Company, citing political ‘ugly games’, 3 July). Take her o[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
17 hours ago
We asked workers from the public and voluntary sectors to show us how they unwind after work, as part of our project on wellbeing, #ClockOff Continue reading...
Health
18 hours ago
My mother-in-law, Zena Clayton, was a leading light in the Women’s Campaign for Soviet Jewry – also known as “the 35s” – whose efforts contributed to hundreds of thousands of Jews being allowed to leave the Soviet Union for freedom in Israel and the west.A middle-class housewife who brough[...]
Children and ParentingWomens Issues
18 hours ago
Senior figures in the social care sector say the idea of ‘pausing’ cost cap, due to be brought in next April, is being discussed urgently in WhitehallMinisters are considering shelving the promised introduction of a cap on personal liability for the cost of long-term care, after council leaders [...]
HealthHealth and CareGerontologyDisabilities
18 hours ago
Rochdale MP who helped expose Cyril Smith as a paedophile says he is suffering from depression and has decided to seek helpThe Labour MP who helped expose the late Liberal MP Cyril Smith as a paedophile is to step back from campaigning against child sexual abuse to seek help for depression.Simon Dan[...]
ChildrenChildren and Parenting
20 hours ago
In a noisy digital universe, charities need to get smart about using the information they collect or risk being left behindOur online lives have become highly personalised. Every digital action, whether liking a page on Facebook, or binge-watching a series on Netflix, helps to create a clearer pictu[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
21 hours ago
Leaders of seven local councils announce move to form combined authority to attract investment, increase productivity and create jobsPlans to create a West Midlands “economic powerhouse” to compete with the might of London – not to mention the growing strength of cities in the north – have b[...]
23 hours ago
More than 6,000 cities have signed up to go further than EU climate targets. Copenhagen, Bristol and Växjö are leading the wayWhen heads of state go to Paris at the end of the year to negotiate a deal to tackle climate change, global city mayors will also be there, arguing that since cities are re[...]

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15 hours ago
By social worker Kristin Battista-Frazee, News contributor The National Rural Social Work Caucus has a sense of humor about joining their group. Their membership page poses questions such as “What kind of tractor do you own?” to gauge if you have kinship with their cause. All jokes aside, the ca[...]
 

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6 days ago
After the mass shooting on June 19 at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.,  the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) issued a statement saying it would support initiatives to end racism in our nation, enact sensible gun control laws, and improve delivery of menta[...]