Max Hawker is a personal adviser in a London local authority and an MA social work student at the University of Greenwich. He is also a writer and OCD sufferer. You can follow him on Twitter MaxHawker. David Walliams writes positively about a social worker called Winnie. I believe the book title is The Demon Dentist. I cried when I read the book to my son, because Winnie helps and adopts the boy when he looses his father and becames an orphan. Fantastic social worker in that story.
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South Yorkshire Tobacco Control Collaborative is urging motorists in the region to keep their vehicles smokefree, ahead of the introduction of the new Smokefree Cars law. A new website has been launched which will help young people deal with emotional health and wellbeing issues. A Rotherham special school facing closure earlier this year is now making real progress according to national inspectors.
A number of free services are now on offer across Rotherham to help those struggling to reach and maintain a healthier weight.
Staff from First buses have sent a strong message to those who target children by pledging its support to a Rotherham campaign. The Council has revoked the licences of two taxi drivers after they were arrested on suspicion of historic sexual offences against underage girls. A new approach in the delivery of services provided by Rotherham's Children's Centres starts next month. Directors of Public Health DoPH at three South Yorkshire local authorities have welcomed the announcement of new legislation to protect children in cars from tobacco smoke. Rotherham foster carers have been celebrated and awarded for their long service and invaluable support they have given hundreds of children over the years.
The Leader of Rotherham Borough Council today called on anyone who is in contact with victims of child sexual exploitation in the town to encourage them to use the services set up to support them. A new Child Sexual Exploitation Support Service Co-ordinator has been appointed to ensure people affected by child sexual exploitation get the right help and support.
Over 4, young people in Rotherham have taken part in a survey that sheds light on their views and thoughts on a wide range of subjects that affect their lives.
Town centre businesses have become the latest organisations to commit to looking out for the signs of child sexual exploitation by signing up to the Rotherham Standing Together campaign. Victims and survivors of sexual exploitation in Rotherham are being urged to seek support following the launch of a new confidential helpline. Partner organisations in Rotherham have signed up to a single set of customer standards providing a Rotherham-wide commitment to delivering high quality services against their promises.
The government has announced it is to appoint a Children's Social Care Commissioner to oversee children's and young people's services in Rotherham, for an initial period of three months. Mums and mums-to-be flocked to the One Town, One Community tent at Rotherham show, where the Rotherham Breast Buddies stall gave out information on breastfeeding and local groups. Children, parents and staff from schools across the borough recently took part in a Rotherham Charter Gold celebration event at the New York Stadium.
Building control officers from across South Yorkshire and the Humber swapped their inspection routines last month to raise money for one very special building! Schools across the borough are busy preparing for the introduction of free school meals for all young children. Consultation with local communities could lead to two more children's centres in Rotherham staying open following the 12 week consultation period that ended yesterday Wednesday, April Rotherham's Child Sexual Exploitation CSE Team have been successful following their recent nomination for a prestigious national award.
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