51MHELQ-44L._AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-46,22_AA300_SH20_OU15_I edited this collection of articles written by frontline social workers that revealing what daily life is like for them, from the baffling bureaucratic hurdles and the funny incidents to the sad, dark corners of society that social workers confront daily, but many people remain only dimly aware of.

You’ll hear shocking tales of the family who tied their children to a garden fence “for a bit of fun”, the asylum seekers found hiding in wheelie bins behind a Chinese takeaway, the helicopter search for a boy with chronic disabilities who had no sense of danger, and the care workers struggling to protect teenage girls from sexual exploitation.

But, as one, social worker says in her diary: “this job is not all form filling and human misery”. Throughout these tales there are plenty of moments, however fleeting, that remind us of how rewarding a career in social work can be and the amazing achievements of the people who use social care services each day.

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