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How can we achieve consistency across practice education?

A recent College of Social Work online debate highlighted a lack of consistency across practice educator assessments.

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Professional development: Reforming practice education

The Social Work Reform Board is proposing that all practice education teachers should be qualified social workers and the quality of placements improved. Sally Gillen reports

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Trowler urges Social Work Education to tackle student concerns on lack of anti-discriminatory practice focus

Chief social worker for children and families Isabelle Trowler has written to Social Work England’s chief executive urging him to address “serious concerns” from students over a lack of focus on anti-discriminatory practice.
In a series of tweets this week,…

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

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

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

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Integrating Theory and Practice in Social Work Education

Florence Watson, Helen Burrows and Chris Player.
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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Can systemic practice improve how early help staff support families?

By Max Stanford, head of impact and evaluation at Coram
This month marks one year since the publication of the Department for Education’s (DfE) Stable Homes, Built on Love strategy to reform children’s social care.
A core objective is improving…

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‘Hectic is the life of a social worker’: what research reveals about practice with older people

By Gerry Nosowska

“The locality manager is looking at the referrals coming into the team. It is double what it was a year ago. On the screen there are 89 contacts waiting for attention today, the highest it’s been, I’m…

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Family group conferencing good practice must not be diluted in rollout, experts warn

Good practice in family group conferencing must not be diluted as the intervention gets rolled out across children’s social care services.
That was the warning from experts at an event this week to mark the publication of a study that…

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A trauma-informed approach to social work: practice tips

This article presents a few key pieces of advice from Community Care Inform Children’s guide on how to become trauma-informed in practice, which was published in January 2021. The full guide explores the trauma model, the principles that underpin the…

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The key challenges facing practice educators today

By Sally Scott
Some years ago, when I was working in a social work team in the Republic of Ireland, we were approached by a university in Germany looking for six-month practice placements.
The team were up for a challenge…

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‘Little known’ about which practice models work best amid ‘huge variation’ in approach – evidence body

“Little is known” about which social work practice models work best amid “huge variation” in approaches across England’s 153 local authorities.
That was among the messages from Foundations, the new evidence body created from the merger of What Works for…

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‘Give AMHPs the therapeutic tools they need to underpin least restrictive practice’

By Nick Perry, AMHP and visiting lecturer
In February 2023, Community Care reported concerns from the Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHP) Leads Network about the risks to people in crisis from severe delays to Mental Health Act (MHA) assessments, on…

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Social work leaders must take action to embed anti-racist practice, conference told

Social work leaders must integrate anti-racism into all aspects of practice to achieve change, experts told a conference recently.
At the inaugural social worker education anti-racism network (SWEARN) conference, panelists and delegates agreed that while positive steps had been taken,…

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DfE should set expectation of face-to-face practice for children’s social workers, say directors

The government should set an expectation that frontline children’s social workers carry out face-to-face practice, in the light of concerns about the rise of remote working.
That was the message from the Association of Directors of Children’s Services in its…

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Workloads and lack of supervision undermining child protection practice, find studies

High workloads and a lack of supervision are undermining the professional curiosity and challenge needed for effective child protection practice, research has found.
Several serious case reviews found that high workloads meant social workers lacked the time to build the…

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