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Thu 2nd November 2017

Bringing Social Work Practice into the Classroom: The Lecturer Practitioner role

Two Social Workers from York and Calderdale Councils are bridging the gap between theory and practice through working as Lecturer Practitioners. This new role, developed by the partnership, offers practising Social Workers the opportunity to teach part-time on academic courses within our partner universities. A deeper learning experience for students Jennifer Cooper has joined the University of Huddersfield […]

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Wed 18th October 2017

New research into same-sex adoption and fostering

New research into gay and lesbian adoption and fostering by Dr Kate Wood at the University of Huddersfield, has highlighted a need for some professionals in fostering and adoption to rethink ideas of what constitutes family. Dr Wood’s latest article is titled Families beyond boundaries – in the journal Child and Family Social Work – and is the result of a series of 24 interviews with gay […]

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Thu 28th September 2017

Practice Educator Consultants improving social work skills and competency

The Yorkshire Urban and Rural Teaching Partnership now has 5 dedicated Practice Educator Consultants in place. Coming from a variety of backgrounds, they are highly skilled social work practitioners leading the way for supporting and developing our social workers across the partnership. Their aim is to: Deliver improvements in practice education, Develop placement opportunities in […]

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