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Olive Stevenson Essay Award for Registered or Student Social Workers

In order to honour and recognise Olive’s significant contribution as a founder, Chair and subsequently a patron of the Centre for Social Work Practice, the Centre will be awarding an essay prize of £300 in Olive’s memory. The essay should be based on a piece of practice which embodies and reflects the objects of the Centre, that is, the promotion of relationship based social work as central to social work practice today.

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Olive Stevenson Prize for an Essay on Social Work Practice

Olive Stevenson, Professor of Social Work was a wise woman in many respects. As a teacher and writer she had the ability to communicate in a way which connected with social workers and the realities of practice as well as consistently reflecting her understanding and appreciation of the complexities of the lives of children and families. In order to honour and recognise Olive’s significant contribution as a founder, Chair and subsequently a patron of the Centre for Social Work Practice, the Centre will be awarding an essay prize of £300 in Olive’s memory.

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Consultation Response to Department for Education Proposals: Powers to delegate children's social care functions.

These proposals are published without reference to any research or evaluation that provides evidence to justify them. In particular, while not specified, the new ‘freedoms’ proposed appear to include the delegation of statutory child protection responsibilities, and the Centre for Social Work Practice Trustees and Operational Management Group views this with grave concern.

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