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Social Worker, Consultancy & Training

FEVACA Operational Service Manager

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@ Supported Accommodation Providers Forum [24May23]

Through my Eyes

@ Birmingham, 2019



[006.22] Is OFSTED fit for purpose?

An usual debate on the “children social care internet” is regarding how fit OFSTED might be to fulfil its responsibilities of regulating and inspecting the sector, especially in what regards to Residential Children’s Homes.

[012.21] Care Review, Children’s Homes and Supported Accommodation

There is, currently, a huge debate around children social care (and so welcome it is), due to news around the lack of resources, the lack of quality of some provisions, the risks some children are facing and the lack of a long-term plan to address all this (this list is, obviously, not exhaustive).

[005.20] Learning Social Work (from) Outside the University Walls – a reflection

If the use of theories in social work is a topic of debate, its complexity starts even before the practical application, being several the arguments and approaches regarding the definition of “social work theory” itself.

“if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail”

Abraham Maslow, The Psychology of Science, 1966

A warning against narrow perspectives in social sciences, emphasizing the limitations of relying solely on a single approach or tool, and encouraging interdisciplinary methods to better understand complex social phenomena.

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Miguel Valerio is a Social Worker with more than 20 years of experience, shared between academia and professional practice.

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