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During the re-energising national conference in Durham this weekend, SWAN is pleased to announce that the following motion was passed unanimously regarding a Mental Health charter (which you can download at the foot of the page).
Le Grand review - the marketisation and outsourcing of children’s social care is the aim writes Jolyon Jones (SWAN West Midlands).“ The game's out there, and it's play or get played. That simple” Omar Little Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.Matthew 19:14Forget Birmingham’s children, the Le Grand review of Birmingham’s failing children’s social care department is part of a bigger national political game and Birmingham’s failings are Michael Gove’s opportunities.
Last year, SWAN wrote of Tory ConDem cabinet member and Education Secretary Michael Gove’s attack on social work. Many academics involved in SWAN and others issued a joint letter rejecting his claims in the immediate aftermath.
Now, a matter of weeks later, SWAN is pleased to release the pamphlet, 'In Defence of Social Work: Why Michael Gove is wrong'.
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