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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

By
Florence Watson, Helen Burrows and Chris Player.
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
£14.

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Over 600 former social workers sign up for return to practice during coronavirus crisis

An online tool that enables former social workers to match their skills with the needs of employers during the coronavirus pandemic has attracted over 600 expressions of interest during its first week.
In the seven days since its launch on…

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Embedding families’ experiences into social care practice

Emily and her eight-month-old son have recently moved into their own home. A year earlier, drugs and alcohol misuse, and an unstable relationship with a partner were factors that risked Emily, who has autism, losing her son. But Emily and…

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Child protection needs fundamental review to tackle persistent practice problems, say government advisers

The government’s forthcoming care review must include a fundamental inquiry into the child protection system to make it better equipped to tackle persistent problems in keeping children safe.
That was the message from a panel of government advisers – including…

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If social work knowledge is still based on western values, can practice really be anti-oppressive?

By Sue Cook, lecturer in social work, University of Plymouth
The International Federation on Social Workers’ definition of social work emphasises not only the promotion of social change and social justice, but also respect for diversity, rooted in the use…

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How Hertfordshire’s family safeguarding model is helping to transform practice

Increase your knowledge and skillset and help make a difference to the lives of children and their families in Hertfordshire.
For consultant social worker Lydia Sandiford, the introduction of the Family Safeguarding Hertfordshire (FSH) model was the trigger she needed…

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Critical reflection: how to develop it in your practice

Critical reflection is often cited as a fundamental part of good social work – but what does it actually mean and what might it look like in practice?

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DCS hails progress of systemic practice model as bi-borough councils score top Ofsted ratings

The director of children’s services (DCS) for Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea councils has hailed the authorities’ progress in implementing systemic practice as key to the across-the-board ‘outstanding’ Ofsted judgments both received this week.
Sarah Newman told Community Care she…

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How training and business support helped a council embed systemic practice

See the job opportunities at the London Borough of Havering and build on your career prospects.
It was incredibly early in Samantha Jones’ social work career when her local authority ripped up its practice approach and introduced a systemic model…

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‘How transforming social work practice took us from good to outstanding’

Be part of the transformation in support for children and families. Apply to join Hampshire County Council today.
In February 2014, Hampshire County Council was found by Ofsted to be ‘good’, with elements of ‘outstanding’, in its provision of social…

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Final Social Work England standards remove duty to report impact of resources on safe practice

A requirement that social workers must report concerns over resourcing affecting safe practice has been deleted from a final list of professional standards published by Social Work England.
The document, issued yesterday along with rules and standards covering social work…

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