Training

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 Prison Reform Trust reports and documentation, as well as research, the workshop will examine the…

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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 learning, teaching and research. This masterclass will explore the meaning of these around the blurring…

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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 people who engage in the conversation feel ill-equipped and/or ill-informed to fully engage or understand…

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National Learn to Care Annual Study Day – 26th November

We are delighted to invite you to join your colleagues at the Annual study day for workforce development leads, principal social workers, commissioner’s et al who operate within the adults and children’s social care sector. This Learn to Care study event aims to provide information, support and networking opportunities through a blend of key note…

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An Introduction to Families, Drugs and Alcohol – Thursday 22nd November

Balance is offering a free one day accredited course delivered by Adfam, a national charity which improves life for families affected by drugs and alcohol, to support the development of Alcohol Free Childhood in the North East. We are seeking your support to secure the engagement of Early Help or similar services working with families…

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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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Extending Voice & Autonomy through Participatory Action Research – 16th November

Our partners at Durham University are hosting a full day event on Friday 16th November entitled ‘Extending Voice and Autonomy through Participatory Action Research: Ethical and Practical Issues. The ideal of participatory action research is to address inequality by involving people experiencing marginalisation, whose voices are often silenced or unheard, in the process of knowledge…

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North East Children’s Social Work Conference – Workshop Summaries and Materials

On 4th October, the first Children’s Social Work Conference for the region took place at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light. The event was coordinated by North East ADCS and the twelve Local Authorities in the region with each one delivering a workshop on various engaging topics during the day. Below is a brief description for each of…

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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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