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Simon Stevens

How service user involvement in social work training benefits everyone

April 23,2014

Service user Simon Stevens shares how 10 years of teaching social work students has helped him and his students.

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Students in lecture

Step Up to Social Work graduates concerned about employment prospects, study finds

April 16,2014

Most trainees felt adequately prepared to practise at the end of the course, but some questioned the quality of academic teaching

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Social work students

Why is it so hard to fail social work students in practice learning settings?

April 11,2014

We must acknowledge and reflect upon the emotional impact failing a student can have on all parties, said Dr Jo Finch at a conference this week

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Social workers in supervision

Council launches social work academy and vows to take up to 50 students on placement

April 7,2014

Medway council in Kent is hoping to tackle the nationwide challenge of retaining high-quality social workers by offering a formal support structure

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Frontline's film

Social work short film: ‘At the end of all my races, you were there with a towel’

March 19,2014

Participants in Frontline’s new film discuss what makes a good social worker

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Social work students

‘Improvements to social work education will require stable, committed practice educators’

March 19,2014

Tiffany Green, an American social worker and practice educator now based in London, gives her take on the latest proposals for reforming the education system in England

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Students in lecture

Profession polarised by proposal to increase entry requirements for social work degree

March 8,2014

However, snap roll reveals widespread support for most of David Croisdale-Appleby’s recommendations for reforming social work education

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Strasbourg

How six French students viewed social work in England: notes from a cultural exchange

March 5,2014

A British ex-pat who now teaches at a college in France describes her students’ experiences of shadowing frontline social workers in England

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Teacher writing 'education' on board

‘It’s time we paid proper attention to the central role of practice educators within social work education’

March 4,2014

David Croisdale-Appleby’s emphasis on improving practice education is to be welcomed, says social work lecturer Cathie Jasper

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Students

‘The recent education reviews demonstrate the limited impact of the Social Work Reform Board’s proposals’

March 3,2014

Bill McKitterick compares David Croisdale-Appleby’s review of social work education to Martin Narey’s

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Social work students

Do you agree with Croisdale-Appleby’s proposals for reforming social work education?

March 3,2014

Let us know by taking part in our poll

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Student

‘I was told I wouldn’t have time for reflective practice when I qualified as a social worker’

February 25,2014

A student explains how a bad experience on her final placement helped her to decide what kind of social worker she’d like to become

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Man at makeshift desk

How to support social work students faced with remote and flexible working on their practice placements

February 21,2014

Students can get bogged down in issues arising from remote working

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Social work students

‘There is much to welcome in Narey’s review, but let’s hope the next one is led by social workers’

February 18,2014

Social workers should be shaping the future of their training and education, not politicians, argues Bill McKitterick

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University students

‘Some universities have let students down’ – a practice educator’s response to Narey’s review of social work training

February 17,2014

There is room for improvement in the education and training of social workers, but the question of moving towards a specialist degree requires further consideration, says practice educator Helen Bonnick

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Martin Narey

Frontline practitioners support Narey plan to split social work degree, Community Care poll shows

February 17,2014

A round up of the intitial reaction to Martin Narey’s review of children’s social work education in England

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