NESWA Practice Education Conference 2019

FRIDAY 22ND MARCH 2019, 9:30 - 16:00


Innovation, Creativity & Partnership: Exploring Regional Developments in Practice Education

NESWA is proud to confirm that it will be delivering a new Practice Education Conference in 2019.

The event will take place on Friday 22nd March and will be held at The Dryden Centre, Gateshead.

The theme of this conference is "Innovation, Creativity & Partnership: Exploring Regional Developments in Practice Education".

The aim is to celebrate the ingenuity and progress of Practice Education in the North East as well as offer an opportunity for people to exchange ideas on good practice.

The conference will include contributions from Practice Educators operating in a variety of settings, as well as Academics, Students and Service Users.

To book your place, please email

Confirmed Speakers

Margaret Whellans

Corporate Director of Children and Young People’s Services, Durham County Council (lead authority for the Regional Teaching Partnership)

Siobhan Maclean

“I qualified as a social worker aged 22 with a degree in social work and a CQSW (the professional qualification of the day). I have now been a social worker for more than half of my life. If you cut me in half it would say social worker all the way through. Social work is not just what I do, but who I am.”

Siobhan has been a Practice Educator for over 20 years and has worked with more than 150 students in that time. She also delivers training, workshops, and publishes tools and resources for social workers, Practice Educators. Siobhan’s work is highly regarded in her field.

Emma Lewell-Buck MP

Emma is the Member of Parliament for South Shields, and is the first female MP in South Shields. She is now Shadow Minister for Children & Families. Emma studied at Northumbria University and then completed her Masters in Social Work at Durham University. She has worked in child protection as a qualified social worker.

The Conference will include: Workshops, Information Stands, Student Research Posters & Networking Opportunities.

More Details to follow

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