Posts by Greg Houghton

Circles

It’s my last day on the teaching partnership today but it is also the start of the next phase and I would like to wish you well in all of your endeavours and share some of my reflections.  In social work, we often say the biggest indicator of future behaviour is what has gone on…

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Managing the development of a regional Teaching Partnership

In May 2017 I took up my new post as Project Manager for NESWA with excitement, nervousness and huge ambition for the project. My 2 colleagues Helen Woolley and Glenn Dunnett had already been appointed as Regional Placement Co-Ordinator and Project Administrator respectively and had started a couple of weeks ahead of me. We had…

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Mandatory Training for Health and Social Care Professionals Survey

BASW England is compiling a response to the government consultation regarding mandatory training for health and social care professionals working with adults who have learning disability and/or autism. In order to contribute to the response please complete the online survey available at: https://www.basw.co.uk/media/news/2019/mar/basw-survey-government-consultation-training-understand-needs-people-learning Please follow and share:

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CareKnowledge Give Away

To celebrate World Social Work Day 2019, CareKnowledge are giving away 4 prizes of £25 Amazon vouchers as well as 6 months of unlimited access to CareKnowledge and MyCPD to 4 extraordinary social workers in the UK. “Celebrate World Social Work Day with CareKnowledge by nominating your colleague or peer! ! The theme of this…

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Social work’s role in tackling knife crime

The government may have announced an extra £100 million police funding to tackle knife crime but the real solution lies in social responses, says Wayne Reid, a BASW England professional officer with experience of working in criminal and youth justice Read full story > Please follow and share:

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Confirmation of Sustainability funding for NESWA

The outgoing NESWA Team is delighted to be able to confirm that we have secured an additional £280K funding from the DfE to support the development of a Sustainability Plan. Priorities over the coming weeks will include: the review of governance and structures, including greater alignment with existing forums and networks, and consideration of sub-regional…

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World Social Work Day 2019

The 2019 world social work day highlights ‘Promoting the Importance of Human Relationships’. World Social Work Day is on the 19th March 2019. It is the key day in the year that social workers worldwide stand together to celebrate the achievements of the profession and take the theme message into their communities, workplaces and to…

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New edition of Writing Analytical Assessments in Social Work by Chris Dyke

New edition of our best-selling title for social workers coming soon! Writing Analytical Assessments in Social Work by Chris Dyke 176pp  2nd ed March 2019  ISBN 9781912508327  £21.99 Guides you through the principles of good writing and methodically shows you: how to analyse how to structure the process of writing an assessment (researching, chronologising, informed…

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NESWA’s Practice Educators’ CPD Programme

The 22 March 2019 will the formal launch of NESWA’s Practice Educators’ CPD Programme. The programme was developed as a result of a Practice Educator survey undertaken last year. The findings of which highlighted the importance of Practice Educators meeting together, sharing resources and building on their knowledge and skills. The NESWA Practice Educators’ CPD…

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