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Masterclass – CSA November 19th 2019

Sexual abuse in the family – Rethinking disclosure and applying research and theory to practice.

19th November 2018   13:00 to 17:00

Town Hall, Reception Room A, Pinstone Street, Sheffield

Delivered by Anna Glinski from the National Centre of Excellence on CSA .

Current research indicates that children who are sexually abused are most likely to have been abused by someone within the family environment, but it is often a challenge to know what the best approach is when you suspect sexual abuse is happening.  Drawing on research, theory and practice experience, this workshop will consider the areas we can explore in our work with families to support a more robust, proactive and protective response.

–      What are the obstacles we face in our practice?

–      Taking a ‘whole family’ approach to assessing and intervening with families – addressing family strengths and vulnerabilities to reduce risk

–      Broadening our understanding of children’s disclosures and our roles within the disclosure process

 

How do I book?

There are 120 places across the South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sheffield-teaching-partnership-csa-masterclass-tickets-47954624573

 

Practice Educator Conference April 23 2018


The Sheffield Hallam University Social Work Practice Educator Conference is now an established annual event. This year’s conference brought together over 160 Practice Educators.  Keynote presentations and workshops were planned in response to feedback from past conference delegates that identified areas of focus for professional education and practise.

The first part of the 2018 conference included four keynote presentations:

Mark Doel, Emeritus Professor of Social Work at Sheffield Hallam University, considered professional social work identity and storytelling through Social Work in 42 Objects;

Pete Nelson, Principal Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, presented findings from recent research which considered whether child obesity is a child protection issue;

Suzannah Rockett and Wendy Zayne, Practice Development Manager and Child Protection Conference Chair at Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, reminded participants of the importance of safeguarding in professional Social Work practise;

Steve Chu, Chief Executive at Age UK Sheffield, promoted the contribution of social work to third sector organisations.

During the second part of the 2018 conference, workshops provided Practice Educators with opportunities to meet researchers who shared their work and facilitated discussion about specific aspects of supporting the practise education of students.

Dr Marelize Joubert (Sheffield Hallam University) led the workshop on Social Work students’ perception of their readiness for practice and to practise.

Chrissie Edmonds (Sheffield Hallam University)’s workshop focused on direct observation and its vital role for the practice educator.

Throughout the day, participants were encouraged to network with fellow Social Work professionals from across the sectors, sharing everyday experiences and debating common challenges faced and how these are being met by Social Workers.

Feedback from the day:

“I found it beneficial to hear the guest speakers, attend the workshop (although I would have liked to do both!) and also found it useful to hear and learn from the experiences of other practice educators”.

Enjoyed the good mix of key note speakers and the workshop topics were particularly relevant to Practice Education “.

“I really enjoyed the conference and benefitted from attending.

Masterclass – For Practice Educators

Exploring the What? Why? And How? Of Social Work Theory and Practice

Thursday October 25th  10 – 4, Reception Room B, Sheffield Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield

by Kirwin Maclean Associates

We would like to invite all Practice Educators within the South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership (Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster and Lincolnshire, Sheffield Hallam University and University of Sheffield) to a one-day workshop to be run by Kirwin Maclean Associates.  Details of their work can be found here:  http://www.kirwinmaclean.com/

Refreshments will be provided but not lunch.

If you would like to attend, please could you register online using the Eventbrite link below.

Book your place early – there are 120 places available across the Teaching Partnership.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exploring-the-what-why-and-how-of-social-work-theory-and-practice-tickets-46014161596

 

 

 

 

Sheffield Hallam joined SYTP

As from April 2018 Sheffield Hallam University has joined the South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership as our second university partner.

Hallam’s BA (Hons) Social Work Degree will be offered under the Teaching Partnership .  They will also be delivering Continuous Professional Development modules to Adult Social Workers.

Chandi Patel (Head of Department) stated “he was delighted that Sheffield Hallam University has joined the South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership”, he hoped that they “would play a full role in helping to develop social work education in the region”

Dave Johnson (Teaching Partnership lead) commented “we are committed to joining the South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership and passionately hope that we can contribute to the development of our profession in our region”.