Three social workers talk about what keeps them going, and what keeps them up at night.
Image caption Theresa says children need to see people like them in positions of influence “When I was at school, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do when I grew up,” says Theresa Esan. “I didn’t have many role models that inspired me. “There were big international figures like Nelson Mandela and Oprah, but […]
Image caption Olivia was diagnosed with absence seizures at the age of 11 “When I was younger my teachers thought I was naughty and ‘away with the fairies’. But I was having absence seizures,” says Olivia Salvati, 21. “It’s not like daydreaming – it’s like having a horrendous nightmare that leaves you feeling completely drained.” […]
Image copyright Getty Images Parenting programmes for helping children with behavioural problems are just as effective in primary school age children as in pre-school children, Oxford University research suggests. The study challenges a widely held view that, for the best results, help should be given early in life, when children’s brain function and behaviour are […]