Posts by Glenn Dunnett

Social Work England Consultation on Appointment Rules

In the new year (subject to the clearance of this appointment rules consultation), Social Work England will be advertising for a range of roles for social workers and other professionals including fitness to practise investigators, specialist advisers, case examiners and hearing panellists. Do watch out for those going live and share with your networks. Under the…

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Keep your Calendar Up to Date!!

Here at NESWA, we continue to try and develop as many opportunities for social workers in the North East to learn and develop their skills, participate in discussion and share best practice. A lot of social workers have already took advantage of some of these opportunities such as the ongoing KSS Briefing Sessions which we…

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“It’s Hitting People That Can Least Afford It The Hardest”

A social study into the impact of Universal Credit in the North East has been published in partnership by a number of North East Organisations, including Teesside University and Gateshead Council, who are formal partners of NESWA. The report goes into detail regarding the process of Universal Credit, which was introduced by government in April 2013…

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Every Day is Different…

The Department of Health and Social Care have partnered with Skills for Care to launch a new campaign around recruitment into Adult Social Work. In adult social care, no two days are the same because supporting people of different ages, with different abilities and needs, means making a difference in all sorts of roles. You…

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Middlesbrough Council Social Work Practice Conference – Friday 23rd November

Middlesbrough Council invites you to join them at their Social Work Practice Conference to celebrate social work in Middlesbrough. The conference will consist of 2 half day sessions beginning at 9am and 1pm at Acklam Green Centre, Middlesbrough TS5 4JS and includes: • Key note speaker Paul Nixon (Chief Social Worker, New Zealand) • Presentations…

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BASW Student & NQSW Reference Group – Get Involved!

BASW England has announced details of plans to develop a reference group specifically focussed upon student social workers and Newly Qualified Social Workers and their views. The Policy, Practice and Education Group (PPEG) aims to bring student views into debate with practitioners and key decision makers and offers a unique opportunity for new social workers…

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BASW & Social Work England – Appointment Rules Consultation

Social Work England (SWE) have launched their first public consultation on Social Work England’s appointment rules, which form part of the legislative framework underpinning the work of the organisation.   SWE will be the new, specialist regulator for all child, family and adult social workers in England.  SWE will be an independent public protection body,…

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Social Work England – Have Your Say on its Identity!

Social Work England is the new national body that is being developed to represent social work in England and they are asking for your views on its identity. “Hemingway Design has been appointed to develop a visual identity to communicate the mission of Social Work England.” However, the group are looking to collaborate with as many people…

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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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