North Tyneside Council is a committed partner in the North East Social Work Alliance (NESWA).  We have always had a good working relationship with the local universities and view NESWA as a natural progression, to strengthen partnership working.

North Tyneside has a strong investment in social work.  We provide high quality social work placements across children and families teams and adult social work.  We have robust support mechanisms in place for ASYEs and a clear and transparent career progression pathway for all social work staff.  We participate in fast track schemes, eg, Step Up and Think Ahead and welcome the diverse groups of learners the different programmes bring to social work.  Our social workers are encouraged to participate in a range of partnership working with the local HEIs and provide support with interviews; teaching; shadowing days and assessed placements.

Our aim in working with children and families is to target resources to support them to be resilient, to achieve and to live at home together and to create a brighter future.  We have invested in Signs of Safety which is an evidence based, questioning approach, that keeps the child at the centre of the work we do with them and their family. 

In Adult social care, we have adopted the three conversation model and practice is focused on the strengths and assets of the individual within their community.

Social workers are involved in high quality, regular and reflective supervision and a focus on professional development and well-being. 

North Tyneside is a great place to live and work, offering the perfect mix of rural, coastal and urban locations, where modern living meets history and heritage Our stunning, award-winning coastline is enjoyed all year round by visitors of all ages, including walkers, cyclists and surfers – and Tynemouth and Whitley Bay boast Blue Flag beaches.



Pam McArdle
Principal Social Worker – Adults & Children and Families

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