0370 270 6000

Social work – hurrah for more resources – and for the BBC

24 February 2012

Cardiff council has found £250,000 to hire 5 agency staff and will be employing 8 more permanent staff in April.

At the same time, the Public have reported “palpable shock at the realities of some people’s lives” as reflected in the BBC documentary Protecting Our Children.  My own view is that this documentary provides a fair summary of the types of cases social workers currently have to deal with. It can be seen that they have to work with challenging individuals and carry out a terribly delicate balancing exercise to decide whether its best to support parents and their families to look after children at home or whether that is simply not possible. I expect that programs such as these help the public understand how much time and care needs to be taken by social workers working with vulnerable children, and why allocation of resources such as these that have been found by Cardiff council is so important.

Related opinions

IR35 rules to be scrapped from April 2023

The Chancellor’s recent mini-budget provided a significant announcement for business as it was confirmed that the off-payroll working rules (known as “IR35”) put in place for public and private sector businesses from 2017 and 2021 will be scrapped from April 2023.

View blog

Challenges from potential Foster Carers and Adopters

Our immediate future shows a renewed focus on foster care. We’re going to see a new nationwide-drive to recruit foster carers and the implementation of a more robust, and potentially financially-generous system for encouraging friends and family to care for their relatives (both when extended families cannot cope or provide care for any reason).

View blog

A helpful decision for claimant solicitors on Limitation under the Human Rights Act in abuse and assault cases?

In this month’s decision of CJ & Ors v Chief Constable of Wiltshire Police the court was given the task of considering whether a sexual abuse action, brought under the Human Rights Act 1998 should be allowed to proceed to trial where the claim had been brought outside the one-year period prescribed by the Act.

View blog

80% hours for 100% pay? That’ll do nicely

As has been widely reported this week, some 3,000 UK workers are taking part in a six month trial to assess the viability of a four-day working week without any reduction in their normal pay.

View blog

Mailing list sign up

Select which mailings you would like to receive from us.

Sign up