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NESWA EXPERTS BY EXPERIENCE CONFERENCE 27th March, 2019

#valuinginvolvement We are delighted to announce the upcoming NESWA EXPERTS BY EXPERIENCE CONFERENCE which will take place on the 27th March, 2019. Please save the date! More details to follow soon… If you are interested in being involved in the conference planning committee then please contact: Sarah Lonbay (Sarah.Lonbay@Northumbria.ac.uk/ 01912156771) Northumbria University NEWCASTLE Download flier…

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Prison: No Place for Old Men

This week I took part in one of the NESWA Masterclasses. Delivered by Dr Norman McClelland from Northumbria University and with input from Helen Casey at the Open University who talked about the Inside Out Programme at HMP Durham (https://www.dur.ac.uk/sociology/crim/insideout) and Lynne Dolphin (Senior Practice Development Officer / Principal Social Worker (Adults) Durham County Council)…

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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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The Impact of Austerity: UN Rapporteur

On Friday 16th November the United Nations rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Professor Philp Alston,  published a report on his 2 week fact finding mission to the UK. He concludes that ‘despite being the world’s fifth largest economy, levels of child poverty are not just a disgrace but a social calamity and an…

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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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UK Social Workers Working Conditions and Well-being

This week I read the report that was published over the summer about a piece of research carried out by Bath Spa University with support from the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) and Social Work Union (SWU). Ravalier, J. and Boichat, G. (2018) UK Social Workers: Working Conditions and Well-Being. Bath Spa University. The…

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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 on the Move

Anyone that knows me will be aware that I am not a fan of hot-desking, sorry agile working! This week I came across some interesting research on the subject. ‘Seeking Solitude & Distance from Others: Children’s’ Social Workers Agile Working Practices and Experiences Beyond the Office. Dharman Jeyasingham, British Journal of Social Work (2018) 0, 1-18.’…

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