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NESWA Future Arrangements: A Statement from the Strategic Board

Over the last few weeks discussions have taken place about the future of NESWA when government funding ends on 31 March 2019. At the NESWA Strategic Board meeting on 5th October the decision was confirmed that, taking account of financial pressures, no further funding would be provided for continuation of NESWA in its current form…

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Caring Dads Training in the UK

Caring Dads is an intervention programme aimed at improving the safety and well-being of children by working with fathers who have been violent and abusive in their families. It is ideally offered as part of a spectrum of programs, services and initiatives available to respond to perpetrators of varying forms and risk levels of family…

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WORLD SOCIAL WORK DAY 2018

Today we celebrate World Social Work Day 2018!! This is an important date for Our Social Work across the world and NESWA is celebrating all the good social work practice that goes on in the region. We are hoping to showcase lots of different events and items on the site over the next couple of…

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Free one-day workshop for Social Work Practitioners

Advanced Skills Workshop – Systems-Centred Theory and Practice Newcastle, Friday 23rd March 2018 Lunch and refreshments will be provided.  CPD Certificates will be issued. Spaces are limited, so please book your place soon Systemic ideas have gained ground in social work, particularly in child care, owing to the Munro review, and through the unit model of systemic family…

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Public consultation on the policy underpinning the regulatory framework for the new specialist regulator for social workers in England

On the 8th February, the Department for Education and the Department of Health and Social Care launched a public consultation on the policy underpinning the regulatory framework for the new specialist regulator for social workers in England: Social Work England.   Social Work England will undertake core regulatory functions including: setting standards holding the professional…

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New Student and NQSW Policy, Practice and Education Group (PPEG) launched

Are you passionate about strengthening the voices of the social work profession? This is a valuable opportunity to come together with professional officers from BASW, fellow students and NQSW’s to enhance your learning and to lead discussion and debate about social work practice, policy, education and social reform. Our ambition is to create a vibrant network of…

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Pre-order Self-neglect: A Practical Approach to Risks and Strengths Assessment

Self-neglect: A Practical Approach to Risks and Strengths Assessment Shona Britten and Karen Whitby 160 pp   ISBN: 9781912096862   £19.99 Self-neglect describes a Risks and Strengths assessment model which has been developed by practitioners as an aid to frontline workers across all sectors, as well as agencies holding responsibilities in Safeguarding Adults. It aims to…

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Skills for Care | National Recruitment Campaign Survey

National recruitment campaign The adult social care sector in England faces challenges to recruit enough staff with the right values. Despite numerous efforts this challenge continues, as unemployment rates have fallen, competition from other sectors has increased and the demand for adult social care staff has grown. We’d love to hear what you think about…

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Older people social worker PCF and CPD framework

Post by: Helen Woolley | Regional Placement Co-Ordinator As discussed in the KSS sessions this edition of the PCF for students and qualified staff working with older people was due for release and it has been now, available on the BASW website. These are the two documents, and I think it would be useful to consider the…

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