Practice Educators

NESWA is dedicated to work with practitioners actively helping to assess and grow the next generation of Social Workers in the North East

As a Teaching Partnership, NESWA is committed to helping to develop opportunities within Practice Education.

This means opportunities for both those who are interested in becoming a Practice Educator or Educators who are already actively engaging with new Social Workers.

Here at NESWA we want to promote the great work that Practice Educators do and will continue to work alongside our Partners to provide information on training, academic writing, changes in legislation and anything else relevant to the world of PE!

Finally, we are proud to announce that we will be holding a Practice Education Conference in 2018 & 2019 designed to raise the profile of Practice Educators and celebrate everyone and anyone associated with it.

If you are a Practice Educator or are thinking of getting into Practice Education, feel free to get in contact with us at info@neswa.org.uk or find us on Twitter @NESWA_UK

Resources

NESWA is delighted to announce a new Practice Education Conference in March 2019!

Building on the success of last year's conference, the event promises to be a celebration of our Practice Education here in the North East.

See the highlights from 2018 below.

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If you are a Practice Educator active in the North East of England, please take a moment to complete our Practice Education Survey!

Our survey has been designed in order to gain an insight into Practice Education in our region and the impact the role has upon Social Work Practitioners. We hope to use this information to gain some statistical data which we can use in conjunction with a NESWA project being ran by the Open University to determine what the Teaching Partnership can do to offer greater support to our Practice Educators.

To clarify, no personal data would be shared with any outside parties other than the employer identified in the survey. Your information is important to use and we promise to use it in a fair and transparent way.

Time to De-Clutter – A Quick Reminder

By Helen Woolley | October 26, 2018 | Comments Off on Time to De-Clutter – A Quick Reminder

Having recently completed the GDPR training I realised that it might be an excellent time to remind PEs that if the student has gone through an academic board at the end of their placement the documents relating to the placement need to be destroyed. They are no longer current or relevant. If you have been…

Practice Educators – 6 things you can do undertake CPD and maintain currency this summer

By Helen Woolley | June 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Complete the PE register on the website – a short survey that opens up access to information for PEs (https://www.neswa.org.uk/neswa-practice-education-survey-2018/) Fill out the CPD survey for PEs – make sure the offer is what you want in the region (https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MG8Z6RC) Let your employer know that you want a student – their offers are due in…

Social Work England Consultation on Appointment Rules

By Glenn Dunnett | December 11, 2018 | Comments Off on 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…

Middlesbrough Council Social Work Practice Conference – Friday 23rd November

By Glenn Dunnett | November 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Middlesbrough Council Social Work Practice Conference – Friday 23rd November

Middlesbrough Council invites you to join them at their Social Work Practice Conference to celebrate social work in Middlesbrough. The conference will consist of 2 half day sessions beginning at 9am and 1pm at Acklam Green Centre, Middlesbrough TS5 4JS and includes: • Key note speaker Paul Nixon (Chief Social Worker, New Zealand) • Presentations…

Co-Production a Better Route to Impact? – Tuesday 20th November

By Glenn Dunnett | November 2, 2018 | Comments Off on Co-Production a Better Route to Impact? – Tuesday 20th November

Service User Co-Production and Participation in Mental Health – Tuesday 20th November, 9:00-12:00 Room 5, The Durham Centre, Belmont, Co. Durham, DH1 3TN Participation, user led, collaboration, co-production are all common terms used to describe the involvement of people in learning, teaching and research. This masterclass will explore the meaning of these around the blurring…

Systems Centred Theory – Free Workshop for Social Work Practitioners & Students

By Glenn Dunnett | October 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Systems Centred Theory – Free Workshop for Social Work Practitioners & Students

GAPS (Groups for the Advancement of Psychodynamics and Psychotherapy in Social Work) are hosting a free workshop in Newcastle this Friday!! (2nd November) Research shows that building the working alliance is central to successful social work, yet is sometimes difficult to achieve. This workshop sets out to develop participants’ skills in conducting purposeful social work…

Social Work on Social Media – Play by the Rules

By Glenn Dunnett | October 29, 2018 | Comments Off on Social Work on Social Media – Play by the Rules

Social Media plays a huge role in society today and often people are quick to post about their daily routines, opinions and work. Added to this, as part of a revised PCF document, social workers are expected to contribute to the positive image of social work through social media. However, it is important to be…

NESWA’s Big BASW Update

By Glenn Dunnett | October 26, 2018 | Comments Off on NESWA’s Big BASW Update

As a Social Work Teaching Partnership, we always try to keep up to date with what is going on nationally and we remain in constant dialogue with BASW regarding the changing landscape of social work and how it will impact the North East. To that end, we have the following information to share regarding upcoming…

Innovation in Practice Learning & Field Education

By Glenn Dunnett | October 25, 2018 | Comments Off on Innovation in Practice Learning & Field Education

NESWA are consistently looking to provide greater access to resources for our regional practitioners to assist with their practice and to help develop knowledge and skills across the workforce, whether that be a student or newly qualified social worker or even an experienced practitioner keen to remain up to date, particularly those that Practice Educate…

Student Placements – Useful Info & Opportunities for Funding

By Glenn Dunnett | October 25, 2018 | Comments Off on Student Placements – Useful Info & Opportunities for Funding

Here at NESWA we like to think we do our bit for Practice Educators and chances are most PEs will be gearing up to take their next student on placement as we speak, if they haven’t already arrived! Below is a document circulated by our Placement Coordinator, Helen, authored by The College of Social Work.…

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