Exploring Social Pedagogy Concepts during Turbulent Times – the Common Third

The Common Third outlines how we can use shared activities to develop authentic and meaningful relationships in social care practice. For the first webinar of our series, we invited a range of academics and practitioners to share reflections and ideas on how the Common Third’s focus on learning together as equal human beings can helpContinue reading “Exploring Social Pedagogy Concepts during Turbulent Times – the Common Third”

Working in group care – Social work and social care in residential and day care settings, by Adrian Ward

Source: Policy Press | Working in group care – Social work and social care in residential and day care settings, By Adrian Ward Working in group care (i.e. residential and day services) is a challenging and complex task, demanding great skill, patience, knowledge and understanding. This book explains how best practice can be achieved throughContinue reading “Working in group care – Social work and social care in residential and day care settings, by Adrian Ward”

An Inquiry by Social Workers into Evening Routines in Community Living Settings for Adults with Learning Disabilities

Abstract Significant progress has been made since the 1980s in supporting adults with learning disability to live independent lives in the community. In 2012, the Department of Health in England announced the latest policy initiative to further invest in community support for people with learning disabilities, Transforming Care. Building the right community supported living settingContinue reading “An Inquiry by Social Workers into Evening Routines in Community Living Settings for Adults with Learning Disabilities”

‘Does my Haltung look big in this?’: The use of social pedagogical theory for the development of ethical and value-led practice

Author(s): Lowis Charfe, Ali Gardner Journal: International Journal of Social Pedagogy Abstract The aim of this article is to set out how the use of social pedagogical Haltung can support the exploration of values and how this informs and shapes a practitioner’s direct work. Haltung is a German concept that has no direct English translationContinue reading “‘Does my Haltung look big in this?’: The use of social pedagogical theory for the development of ethical and value-led practice”

The changing picture in the children’s homes sector – Ofsted: developments in children’s social care

The changing picture in the children’s homes sector Posted by: Jason Bradbury, Posted on: 22 August 2018 On 19 July, we published our annual data on children’s social care in England in 2017–18. One of our main areas of focus was on children’s homes and their inspection outcomes. We’d like to reflect here on oneContinue reading “The changing picture in the children’s homes sector – Ofsted: developments in children’s social care”

Lemn Sissay: ‘A childhood in care almost broke me – I needed to shine a light on it’

The writer has finally won redress from Wigan council for his mistreatment as a child. Now he hopes his story will inspire others. Lemn Sissay has spent the past two years seeking redress from Wigan council for his childhood in care. “I’ve heard some people have committed suicide going through the legal process and IContinue reading “Lemn Sissay: ‘A childhood in care almost broke me – I needed to shine a light on it’”

King’s College London – Centre for Social Policy, Child Care History Network and Social Work History Network present:

About this seminar The twin aims of the day are to provide a realistic picture of what life was like in children’s homes in the past, and to develop a view about the potential for children’s homes to meet the needs of children and young people in the future. The seminar will be of interestContinue reading “King’s College London – Centre for Social Policy, Child Care History Network and Social Work History Network present:”