April 27, 2020

Managing Complexities of Risk is Key to Lockdown Conundrum

When I was a newly qualified social worker, I worked with a young person who had just moved placement. She was unhappy there, and in a café in Glasgow City…
April 01, 2020

Protection of Children Must Continue

When I was a social worker, I worked with many parents who wanted to make progress and achieve a better life for themselves and their children. I also worked with…
March 20, 2020

Coronavirus Testing Must be Massively Increased

We are living in uncertain and worrying times. The advent of the coronavirus has impacted on every one of us. Frontline work within the NHS or Social Care cannot stop,…
February 06, 2020

You Can Never Break A Pinky Promise

There are many things I've learnt as a parent. Try not to laugh when you are telling you're kid off (sometimes it's not easy). It's ok to hide in the…
January 09, 2020

Care Review Must Lead to Real Change

There is little doubt that the Independent Care Review, currently underway in Scotland, has put care experienced young people at the heart of their deliberations. The commissioning of the review…