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Tue 7th July 2020

How Practice Has Changed as a Result of Covid-19

A series of interviews with professionals who share their experiences of how practice has changed as a result of Covid-19.

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Tue 7th July 2020

Covid 19 – Building Relationships – A day in the life of ….

With us all adapting to a new ways of working to provide vital support we have taken a look at some of the experiences of front line staff. Read the day in the life case studies of 2 Social workers working under lock down in a role that is based on building relationships.

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Tue 7th July 2020

Social Work Leadership Event and Development Day

The event on 26th February 2020 saw over 60 delegates come together to hear senior representatives from across the Partnership talk about the importance of strong leadership in social work. Read more about the event including links to the presentation.

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Thu 16th January 2020

National Teaching Partnership Conference 2019

The Cheshire and Merseyside Social Work Teaching Partnership welcomed representatives from Teaching Partnerships across the country and partner agencies to Liverpool on 14th November 2019 for the National Teaching Partnership Conference. The theme of the conference was “celebrating success and sharing best practice” and a packed agenda ran through the day with sessions on sustainability […]

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Tue 14th January 2020

Digital Technology and Social Work Practice

Social work practice and the needs of people who use services should drive the development and use of digital technology. A report published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and the British Association of Social Workers (BASW), reveals that social workers want to engage with digital technology.  However, they want it to enable […]

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Tue 14th January 2020

Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) – Latest Developments

How DoLS became LPS. Article 5 of the Human Rights Act states that ‘everyone has the right to liberty and security of person. No one shall be deprived of his or her liberty [unless] in accordance with a procedure prescribed in law’. The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) is the procedure prescribed in law when […]

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Tue 14th January 2020

Return to Social Work campaign reignited

The Local Government Authority (LGA) has teamed up with the Government Equalities Office to reignite the Return to Social Work programme following its success in 2017. Social workers are highly qualified professionals and do one of the most important, challenging jobs across local government. They do an incredible job every single day, but too many […]

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Fri 10th January 2020

Social Work England Confirms New CPD System

Social Work England has confirmed changes to how CPD for social workers will be regulated this year.  As part of the new annual registration system when social workers renew their registration they will be required to register some CPD through their online account. In Addition any CPD work submitted will have to meet Social Work […]

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Fri 11th October 2019

2019 Social Work Student Placement Survey Results

The results of our Social Work (SW) Students Placement Survey 2018/19 are now available and are overwhelmingly positive both about the overall experience and about how the specific support provided by Practice Educators has been beneficial in building confidence and skills. Responses were received from 77 students from the Universities of York and Huddersfield, across […]

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Tue 26th March 2019

Bridging the Gap Between Adult’s and Children’s Social Work

There has been a longstanding ‘them’ and ‘us’ approach when it comes to Adult and Children’s social work teams, where Social Workers early in their careers, even as early as their training, pick a ‘side’ and stick to it. This sometimes happens without us ever really knowing or understanding the different teams and the work […]

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Mon 4th March 2019

Partnership Development Day 2019

On Friday 22nd February, over 40 representatives from across the Partnership met to celebrate our achievements since grant funding was awarded in 2017, and reflect on future aspirations. We were also joined by colleagues from the neighbouring Leeds & Wakefield Social Work Teaching Partnership and Claire Langron from the Social Work Reform Unit within the […]

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Tue 1st January 2019

Health and Wellbeing for Social Work Students

Social work is a challenging profession.  To realise our vision of a highly skilled and confident social work workforce, able to meet the diverse challenges of frontline practice with children and adults, we are working across our partnership to support social work students to build resilience and develop strategies that will help them manage their […]

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Wed 17th October 2018

Practitioner Led Research Projects

Four Social Workers from Local Authorities within the partnership are bringing together theory and practice through undertaking postgraduate research degrees funded by the partnership. Research degrees are advanced level postgraduate degrees that allow students to work alongside renowned experts in their academic field, training them in research techniques and methodologies and supporting them to undertake an […]

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Fri 7th September 2018

Enabling Learning in Practice: The Practice Educator Consultant Role

The quality of practice placements for students is critical to raising standards in social work education and delivering our vision of a workforce of well trained, competent and confident Social Workers who can meet the challenges of practice. To support this we have developed the Practice Educator Consultant (PEC) role to act as a bridge […]

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Mon 3rd September 2018

Reflections on the Placement Journey

Following last year’s Practice Educator (PE) masterclass, delivered by Siobhan Maclean, the Teaching Partnership invested in resources for PEs to use to encourage students to become more reflective as Social Workers. The resource toolkits include social work theory cards, reflective practice cards, the practice curriculum and a set of everyday, ordinary postcards that you may pick up on holiday, at an art […]

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