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 or find us on Twitter @NESWA_UK


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.

Changes to the PCF: What’s the Crack?

By Glenn Dunnett | July 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Here at NESWA HQ, we are always keen to keep on top of new legislation and changes to key guidance in the world of social work. It has recently come to the attention of our Regional Placement Coordinator (well done Helen!) that the PCF (Professional Capabilities Framework) refresh, KSS/PCF mapping statement and new domain descriptors were…

NESWA Practice Education Survey 2018

By Glenn Dunnett | May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The North East region has been involved since 2017 in a teaching partnership, made up of the 12 Local Authorities and 6 of the social work programme providers operating in the region. The aim of the teaching partnership is to strengthen the training and development of social workers from student to advanced practitioner. We believe…


By Glenn Dunnett | March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Today we celebrate World Social Work Day 2018!! This is an important date for Our Social Work across the world and NESWA is celebrating all the good social work practice that goes on in the region. We are hoping to showcase lots of different events and items on the site over the next couple of…

About Social Work England: A Consultation

By Glenn Dunnett | February 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Establishing Social Work England is a key part of achieving Government’s vision for the social work profession1. Social Work England will promote public confidence and trust in the social work profession, bringing real benefits to the social workers up and down the country who work to support vulnerable children, adults and families. Like the other…

Practice Education Support Sessions – Northumbria University

By Glenn Dunnett | February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Further to our recent announcement of a Practice Education Conference in March, we are happy to announce that one of our partners are running additional support sessions for Practice Educators who are currently working with the next generation of Social Workers. The Practice Educator sessions are running at Coach Lane Campus (Northumbria University) on the…

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