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Ultimately, social work is made by those at its very centre, whether that is experienced practitioners working their case loads, service users and carers getting the help and support they require or students studying to be the next generation of social workers, it is always good to talk!
This space has been designed with that in mind and will house blogs submitted to NESWA by a wide variety of contributors on a range of topics within the social work spectrum.
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Social Work on the Move

By Felicity Shenton | November 12, 2018

Anyone that knows me will be aware that I am not a fan of hot-desking, sorry agile working! This week I…

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Social Work on Social Media – Play by the Rules

By Glenn Dunnett | October 29, 2018

Social Media plays a huge role in society today and often people are quick to post about their daily routines,…

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Time to De-Clutter – A Quick Reminder

By Helen Woolley | October 26, 2018

Having recently completed the GDPR training I realised that it might be an excellent time to remind PEs that if…

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Taking a look at Issues around Mental Health

By Felicity Shenton | October 24, 2018

10th October was World Mental Health Day so, this week I am focusing on issues around mental health. Awareness I…

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Shiny Happy People

By Glenn Dunnett | October 5, 2018

Yesterday (4th October), the NESWA team attended a Regional Children’s Social Work Conference. An event organised in coordination between all…

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What does it mean to be a Social Worker?

By Felicity Shenton | October 4, 2018

In the past week I attended the ‘Challenges and Opportunities in the Changing World of Social Work Conference’ at Northumbria…

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The Ideal Social Worker?

By Glenn Dunnett | September 20, 2018

This week NESWA has been running a ‘Get into Social Work’ programme in partnership with Teesside University. The aim is…

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Preparing for a Social Work Degree – Practical Tips

By Student Voice | September 17, 2018

Whether you’re a new or returning student, the start of the academic year can be daunting yet exciting. I’m about…

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Mending Gaps & Herding Cats

By Felicity Shenton | September 14, 2018

I recently attended the JSWEC (The Joint Social Work Education and Research Conference) at Canterbury Christ Church University. I was…

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