Hilton Dawson RSW
A former local authority social worker who began his career in the mining villages of Northumberland, Hilton went on to elected office, becoming the first Labour MP in history to be re-elected in the Lancaster and Wyre constituency. He initiated an all-party group for Children and Young People in Care, and is a former chief executive of children in care charity Shaftesbury Young People and previous chair of the National Academy for Parenting Practitioners. An outspoken advocate for social work, Hilton has been described by former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith MP as both 'a thorn in the side of Government' and ‘a wise, passionate campaigner on children's issues'

Blog Entries by Hilton Dawson RSW

David Cameron's Dickensian Values Are Harming Problem Families

Posted 15 December 2011 | 14:06:50 (EST)

At the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) we are becoming increasingly concerned by the current re-emergence of notions of the deserving and the undeserving poor. We have a Conservative leader using the recession as a smokescreen to disguise a political agenda of cuts and reducing the public sector.

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