Past Events

In this area, we provide you with resources from some of the past events across the partnership.  It may include resources, evaluation and event recordings.


The Impact of Imprisonment on Children and Families


Ben Raikes, Senior Lecturer, Department of Behavioural and Social Sciences, University of Huddersfield.

Event SummaryOverview of the session

This masterclass draws attention to the negative impact that parental imprisonment can have on children.  Having a parent in prison is internationally recognised as one of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).  It considered how children are affected at all stages of the criminal justice system and used findings from the speaker’s research to consider the significance of stigma, disenfranchised grief and ambiguous loss for this group of children.

Bringing to the foreground the issues caused by maternal imprisonment as that generally causes more disruption for children than paternal imprisonment.  It linked to Lord Farmer’s influential 2019 report on strengthening family ties for mothers in prison and his recommendation to place experienced children’s social workers in all female prisons.

Resilience Masterclass – 8th October 2021


Dr Tom Considine, Senior Lecturer, Department of Behavioural and Social Sciences, University of Huddersfield

Event SummaryOverview of the session

Resilience is increasingly recognised as a core skill for social work practice.  Arguably, it has taken on even greater significance in the light of COVID-19 and its effects on society.  Ostensibly, resilience is a laudable quality as it seeks to enhance the opportunity to thrive in the face of such adversity.

This Masterclass draws upon research with student social work practitioners, and practice educators, which offers a critique of the dominant view of resilience above and provides instead an original social model of resilience.  This approach advocates supportive networks to sustain resilient practice.

World Social Work Day Event and Practice Educator Awards – 16th March 2021

Solidarity and global connectedness shone through at this virtual event hosted by the Yorkshire Urban and Rural Teaching Partnership.

The event has a host of speakers discussing subjects such as:

  • Practice Educator Wellbeing
  • Social Resilience and Social Work Practice
  • ‘Ubuntu: I am because we are’

In addition it hosted the Partnership’s Practice Educator of the Year Awards.

Watch the video of the days events

Resources and Links

The following resources and links were mentioned or are related to presentations on the day:

Social Work Leadership Event, 26th February 2020

The event was targeted at Social Work leaders, board members and service user groups within the partnership.  Over 60 delegates attended the first half of the day and heard senior representatives from across the Partnership talk about the importance of strong leadership in social work.   Themes covered included:

  • A strength based approach to social work: “People are experts in their own lives, Individuality matters”
  • Strength in Relationships : “Every child has a family and they can be found if we try”
  • Quality and values in social work: “Different roles, same goal”
  • Leadership from a university perspective: “Learning with and from each other”

Take a look at the Speakers Presentations.

National Teaching Partnership Conference, 14th November 2019

The Cheshire and Merseyside Social Work Teaching Partnership welcomed representatives from Teaching Partnerships across the country and partner agencies to Liverpool.  The theme of the conference was “celebrating success and sharing best practice” and a packed agenda ran through the day provoking discussions and providing lots of food for thought.

With a key note speech from Social Work England and a presentation of the Practice Supervisor Development Programme from Goldsmiths University of London.

See all the workshops and presentations below:-