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Fri 19th November 2021

Advice on being a social work student during a pandemic

  The Covid-19 pandemic has had an impact on the entire world, with health and social care professionals playing an integral role throughout. Social workers have had to quickly adapt their practice to respond to unprecedented situations in a time of health, social and economic crises. Many social workers have been working through anxiety and […]

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Thu 7th October 2021

Lecturer Practitioners — Straddling the Divide between the Field and Classroom

The Department of Education’s evaluation into Social Work Teaching Partnerships (SWTPs) identified that there has been increased activity in the embedding of joint learning between practitioners and academics (Interface Associates, 2020). This article will reflect on the lecturer practitioner role introduced in one HEI, which has provided a vehicle to bring closer together the two […]

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Fri 7th May 2021

Practice Educator Awards 2021

This years World Social Work Day Event celebrated the Teaching Parnerships first ‘Practice Educator of the Year Awards’.  This was a particularly poignant moment for the Teaching Partnership as the inaugural award was dedicated to Mr Martin Hunt who had sadly passed away last year.  Martin had worked within Kirklees Local Authority for many years […]

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Wed 31st March 2021

World Social Work Day Event 2021

Solidarity and global connectedness shone through at this virtual event hosted by the Yorkshire Urban and Rural Teaching Partnership. Each year social workers across the world stand together to mark World Social Work Day and focus on a Global Social Work Agenda. This year was no exception, despite the global pandemic, social workers across the […]

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Mon 14th December 2020

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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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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