Dr Terry Murphy (Teeside University; Swan steering committee) authors the following informative and damning response to Cameron's 'landmark' reforms of Child Protection Services, announced today:

Peter Beresford writes about having the voice of the service user and public heard, in debates about the future privatisation of social work education and services.

As the government's policies on preventing and tackling radicalisation in young people once more hits the headlines, one practitioner explores the social work role in working with those identified as 'radicalised':

Listen through the following link to Swan's Terry Murphy (Teeside University) challenging Frontline's Josh McAllister on BBC Tees.

Earlier this week SWAN were honoured to be included in a list of people, organisations and networks who received a copy of the following letter to the Shadow Minister for Mental Health.

  • Mental Health Charter: submission on inpatient adult psychiatric care

SWAN supporters will already be familiar with the SWAN endorsed Mental Health Charter which was launched in 2014. The Charter critiques the crisis in mental health services in the context of austerity and calls for an end to the cuts while proposing radical alternatives. Recently the Mental Health Charter responded to the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Independent Commission into the state of Inpatient Adult Psychiatric Care as part of its call for evidence.

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