Practitioner and service user and carer involvement

The North East region has a well-established commitment to practitioner and service user and carer involvement in academic delivery. This involvement is delivered in a range of diverse and creative ways. We plan to introduce more systematic  co-ordination at a regional level to identify particularly strong practitioners in specialist areas and encourage and support their contribution to courses within the region.

The region already provides opportunities for practitioners to access courses to develop their teaching skills. The Alliance expects to review these and develop more systematic and easily accessible opportunities for practitioners and those with lived experience to develop their skills and confidence in contributing to academic delivery.

Prison – No Place for Old Men – Monday 10th December

A short workshop, which aims to explore the position of the ‘older’ prisoner in relation to health and social care provision, recognising how people over the age of 60 are the fastest growing group in custody. Through the examination of…

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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…

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Social Work England – What Difference will you See?

NESWA can confirm that BASW North East Branch will host a seminar on the incoming Social Work England in the new year. It is anticipated that in 2019 Social Work England will be the new, specialist regulator for all child,…

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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…

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Shining a Spotlight on Suicide Prevention

Within the field of social work, and every increasingly in modern society, the topic of mental health is debated with various focus such as work-based anxiety and stress, depression and suicide. With particular regards to the latter topic, often, many…

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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…

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BASW UK Standing Conference For Social Work 2018

BASW have announced that The Standing Conference on Social Work is on 30/10/18 in Birmingham (please see the below flyer). They are looking for practitioners, students and managers to engage in discussions about sector issues on the day. Furthermore, BASW have confirmed…

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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…

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Young People’s Future Event – 23rd October

On Tuesday 23rd October, Investing in Children are hosting an event at Spennymoor Leisure Centre, County Durham for young people aged 13-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) The event aims to provide advice and information about what is…

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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…

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