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"The accreditation of children’s social workers is an opportunity to embed high-quality supervision into everyday practice, a top Department for Education official has said.
Speaking at Community Care Live this week, Sam Olsen, deputy director for social work reform, said the practice endorsement element of the accreditation scheme would prompt a “culture change” in supervision and professional development in local authorities. For a social worker to sit an accreditation test, they will have to be endorsed by their employer as ready to become accredited.."
Jim Brown notices, "that the Prison Reform Trust have just offered some considered advice to HM Treasury and in a well-argued document make some very sensible suggestions regarding ways in which to reduce the current high prison population.
What astonishes me though is how any considered piece of political and penal pleading like this can completely ignore mention of the probation service. I've said it many times before, but it's becoming quite clear that 'probation' as a concept; a process; a worthy field of enlightened endeavour, is simply being slowly and insidiously air-brushed out of existence."
"For a big part of my childhood I was raised under legislation, child act laws and guidelines I never understood. I continuously find myself asking, at different points in my life, were these guidelines in place for my best interests? or were they in place to equip me with the detrimental self destruction tools I needed to become a prisoner? After being a part of a project The Prison Reform Trust put together, I began to analyze my childhood and what being raised by ‘corporate parents’ and living in children’s homes done to my subconscious mind. I found hardly any differences between the prison system and children’s services. "