SocialWorkCompanion provides a comprehensive directory of social
work related law, information, guidance and services for both the private and public
sector across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
It is designed to provide help and support for practitioners to carry out their
Keeping up to date with news, events and searching for jobs could not be easier.
Read about social work news and events as it happens when it happens with information
about adult social care, children and families, disability, mental health, youth
work, drugs and alcohol, disability and adoption. Within this section is related
news and events relevant to social work practitioners, including policy briefings
and updates on health and social welfare matters, as well as features about safeguarding,
protection and preventative social work
This section makes available a range of key practice references that are of great
relevance to practitioners. Included are practice references in relation to: every
child matters; looking at refugees and asylum seekers; adult care; mental health;
promoting children’s mental health in early years; safeguarding children and adults;
child contact in adoption; assessing and managing risk and common errors in child
protection work, amongst others.
Law & Guidance
This section is a One-Stop-Shop for key legislations and legal guidance for health
and social care practitioners and social workers in fieldwork, residential care,
hospitals, schools, youth work, day centres and community work. The section allows
for easy access to all the major legalisations and guidance that inform day-to-day
practice. Social Work is complex and in order for practitioners to perform their
role diligently and professionally a good understanding of relevant legal framework
is increasingly deemed essential.
This makes available a list of welfare organisations in England, Wales, Scotland
and Northern Ireland. There are contact details of day centres, LA offices; voluntary
organisations; health and social care employment agencies and residential units.
Practitioners are able to browse and find different social welfare associations,
agencies and organisations for different service user groups in the UK by region.
In addition practitioners can search for appropriate charities in order to apply
for practical and financial support.
The forum provides the ideal environment for practitioners to swap practical suggestions
about what has worked for them; where to find resources; alert others about evidence
based practice ideas in the field of health and social care and social work.