Monthly Archives: May 2012

Some Clinical Abbreviations

Clinical Abbreviations Just thought I’d post this list of Clinical Abbreviations which might prove useful to those of you who work within this field. Please feel free to retweet to others you might know whom you think might benefit from … Continue reading

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Forensic Social Workers – a perspective view

Forensic social workers  work with some of the country’s most troubled offenders -mostly in so called High, Medium and Low Secure Units but also those Service Users living in the Community under statutory supervision.   Some are former probation officers … Continue reading

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Journal of Forensic Social Work

Journal of Forensic Social Work If you work within a Forensic Unit then please check out whether your library (do you have one?) subscribes to this journal. The Journal is the principal journal guiding practitioners and researchers involved in day-to-day practice … Continue reading

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Forensic Social Worker – brief Duties

The first appointed psychiatric Social Worker in London was in 1936.The British Association of Psychiatric Social Workers was inaugurated only in 1930. Most of the expertise in England and Wales has been concentrated within the Special Hospitals. – Ashworth, Rampton and Broadmoor. at Broadmoor Hospital the first qualified … Continue reading

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References – Forensic Social Work

Thought I would place these References up here – I also placed on Wiki under Forensic Social Work. They are References I used in a piece of post graduate research on the Forensic Social Worker a few years ago. They … Continue reading

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Bracton Centre – Kent

  In 1894, 750 acres of land adjacent to Dartford Heath was bought by The London County Council for the sum of £34,000, and soon after work commenced on building London’s 7th Asylum (Bexley Hospital), the countries 54th Asylum.The “Heath … Continue reading

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Tribunals – brief background

Historical Background   MHRT’s were set up so that where the restraints are disputed, the differing viewpoints of the relatives, doctors, social workers and patient can be fully assessed so that an authoritative decision can be made.  The work of … Continue reading

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