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SWAN has received news that this morning (Wednesday 8th October 2014) our friend and colleague, Rona Woodward (McLeod), lecturer in social work at the University of Stirling, Scotland passed away this morning after a long illness. The following piece is a short tribute by SWAN founding member and close colleague of Rona's, Iain Ferguson.

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West Midlands SWAN, in conjunction with Birmingham Unison and Birmingham Against the Cuts, have written to Sir Albert Bore - Leader of Birmingham City Council - about its cuts to children's services budgets and links between these cuts and public criticism of children's services in the city. This includes the OFSTED Inspection of safeguarding services in September 2012 which rated those services to be inadequate.

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