#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

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…

SAGE Publishing – NESWA Discount Code

Hello and Happy New Year!! We hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas and New Year – Here at NESWA we are very much back to full speed ahead with a range of exciting projects which we hope to deliver in the near future. In the meantime, we have been offered a fantastic opportunity by…

An Introduction to Families, Drugs and Alcohol – Thursday 22nd November

Balance is offering a free one day accredited course delivered by Adfam, a national charity which improves life for families affected by drugs and alcohol, to support the development of Alcohol Free Childhood in the North East. We are seeking your support to secure the engagement of Early Help or similar services working with families…

NESWA Practice Education Conference 2019 – Save the Date!!

NESWA Practice Education Conference ‘Innovation, creativity and partnership: exploring regional developments in Practice Education’ Friday 22nd March 2019 The Dryden Centre, Gateshead   The NESWA team are excited to announce the first details of next year’s NESWA Practice Education Conference 2019. Last year’s inaugural conference proved to be a big success for the Teaching Partnership…

Extending Voice & Autonomy through Participatory Action Research – 16th November

Our partners at Durham University are hosting a full day event on Friday 16th November entitled ‘Extending Voice and Autonomy through Participatory Action Research: Ethical and Practical Issues. The ideal of participatory action research is to address inequality by involving people experiencing marginalisation, whose voices are often silenced or unheard, in the process of knowledge…

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

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…

Professionals working with Asylum Seekers & Refugees

Here at NESWA we are always trying to find handy resources to share with our practitioners to help in the daily routine, much like we want to build on the good practice already happening with our own documents and guidance. To that end, please see the following link to Liverpool John Moores University and their…

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,…


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