Practice Educators

Co-Production a Better Route to Impact? – Tuesday 20th November

Service User Co-Production and Participation in Mental Health – Tuesday 20th November, 9:00-12:00 Room 5, The Durham Centre, Belmont, Co. Durham, DH1 3TN Participation, user led, collaboration, co-production are all common terms used to describe the involvement of people in learning, teaching and research. This masterclass will explore the meaning of these around the blurring…

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Systems Centred Theory – Free Workshop for Social Work Practitioners & Students

GAPS (Groups for the Advancement of Psychodynamics and Psychotherapy in Social Work) are hosting a free workshop in Newcastle this Friday!! (2nd November) Research shows that building the working alliance is central to successful social work, yet is sometimes difficult to achieve. This workshop sets out to develop participants’ skills in conducting purposeful social work…

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Social Work on Social Media – Play by the Rules

Social Media plays a huge role in society today and often people are quick to post about their daily routines, opinions and work. Added to this, as part of a revised PCF document, social workers are expected to contribute to the positive image of social work through social media. However, it is important to be…

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Time to De-Clutter – A Quick Reminder

Having recently completed the GDPR training I realised that it might be an excellent time to remind PEs that if the student has gone through an academic board at the end of their placement the documents relating to the placement need to be destroyed. They are no longer current or relevant. If you have been…

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NESWA’s Big BASW Update

As a Social Work Teaching Partnership, we always try to keep up to date with what is going on nationally and we remain in constant dialogue with BASW regarding the changing landscape of social work and how it will impact the North East. To that end, we have the following information to share regarding upcoming…

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Innovation in Practice Learning & Field Education

NESWA are consistently looking to provide greater access to resources for our regional practitioners to assist with their practice and to help develop knowledge and skills across the workforce, whether that be a student or newly qualified social worker or even an experienced practitioner keen to remain up to date, particularly those that Practice Educate…

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Student Placements – Useful Info & Opportunities for Funding

Here at NESWA we like to think we do our bit for Practice Educators and chances are most PEs will be gearing up to take their next student on placement as we speak, if they haven’t already arrived! Below is a document circulated by our Placement Coordinator, Helen, authored by The College of Social Work.…

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NESWA Practice Education Conference 2019 – Save the Date!!

NESWA Practice Education Conference ‘Innovation, creativity and partnership: exploring regional developments in Practice Education’ Friday 22nd March 2019 The Dryden Centre, Gateshead   The NESWA team are excited to announce the first details of next year’s NESWA Practice Education Conference 2019. Last year’s inaugural conference proved to be a big success for the Teaching Partnership…

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BASW Events coming up this October!

BASW (British Association of Social Workers) are running a series of national events throughout October across a wide range of social work topics. Below are links to further information on each including an event being hosted here in the North East on Wednesday 31st October. Please follow and share:

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Supporting and Developing Practice Educators through the PE Consultant Role

NESWA is delighted to announce that our colleagues at the Yorkshire Urban Rural Teaching Partnership will be visiting the region on Tuesday 30th October to deliver a workshop around the role of a Practice Education Consultant as part of their innovative approach to Practice Education that has won many admirers and inspired some of our…

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