Social Work England – What Difference will you See?

NESWA can confirm that BASW North East Branch will host a seminar on the incoming Social Work England in the new year. It is anticipated that in 2019 Social Work England will be the new, specialist regulator for all child, family and adult social workers in England. Join BASW North East Branch, Skills for Care,…

Mend the Gap

Mend the Gap’s mission is to help individuals and communities to mend the widening gap between cultures, races, generations and people of different wealth for current and future generations. Visit Mend the Gap    

Skills For Care: A National Recruitment Campaign for Adult Social Care

Skills for Care would love to hear what you think about a national recruitment campaign to support recruitment and retention in adult social care. The campaign would aim to raise awareness and break down some of the negative stereotypes about social care, and inspire people with the right values and behaviours to come and work in…


#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

Life Changing Moments – Pauline’s Story

Hear from Social Work student Pauline Richardson about her experiences at the University of Sunderland and the disability support she received. Visit University of Sunderland

Gateshead Access Panel Innovation Fund 2016/17

The aim of the group was to support groups of 10 to 15 disabled people and carers to explore new experiences in Gateshead. People were encouraged to look at the access issues surrounding older, more historic venues, in comparison with newer contemporary venues. Another aim was for people to gain confidence by participating as well as becoming informal champions…

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)…

Northumbria University Social Work Conference – Thursday 27th September

Challenges and Opportunities in the Changing World of Social Work Lecture Theatre 022, Clinical Skills Centre, Northumbria University, Coach Lane Campus, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Northumbria University is hosting a Social Work conference this September with a focus on the challenges and opportunities facing practitioners working within a local, national and global perspective. The university is keen for…

BASW UK Standing Conference For Social Work 2018

BASW have announced that The Standing Conference on Social Work is on 30/10/18 in Birmingham (please see the below flyer). They are looking for practitioners, students and managers to engage in discussions about sector issues on the day. Furthermore, BASW have confirmed that they are able to reimburse travel costs. The event has been organised as an opportunity…

BASW Events coming up this October!

BASW (British Association of Social Workers) are running a series of national events throughout October across a wide range of social work topics. Below are links to further information on each including an event being hosted here in the North East on Wednesday 31st October.


Becky Dunn
Workforce Development & Customer Relations Manager

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