Social Work in the South returned on the 23 September 2020 – a free recruitment and professional development event, hosted by Hampshire County Council, in partnership with Community Care. This year, in order to meet with the requirements placed on events by the coronavirus outbreak, this event was online and virtual for the first time.
Social Work in the South seeks to bring together both training and qualified children’s social workers, to share and discuss the latest innovative approaches being developed in social care practice. This year, the event focussed on providing social workers with a full day of continuous professional development (CPD), something which is more important now than ever. There were recruitment panels with local authorities from all over the south, whereby training, newly qualified and experienced social workers can hear from employers about their processes, vacancies and the recruitment market as a whole.
The event comprised individual speaker sessions from industry experts and providers, which social workers are welcome to join throughout the day, as they please.
Among our insightful and inspirational speakers were Community Care Inform, Social Work England, Gillian Ruch and more. All our speakers will be touching on different trends and topics relevant to the sector, including relationship based practice, the importance of CPD and how to carry out online learning successfully. All of this was be sandwiched between the recruitment panel sessions with authorities.