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Social Workers honoured at national awards ceremony 2019

 

Seventeen inspiring social workers, teams and organisations from across England have been recognised for their contribution to the profession after winning top awards at the national Social Worker of the Year Awards on Friday 29th November 2019.

Annika Leyland-Bolton, Doncaster Council won the silver in Team leader of the year in  Adult Services.

Louise Pashley, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council not only won the gold award for Team Leader of the Year, Children’s Services but she also won the winner of winners Overall Social Worker of the Year Award. The award is selected from the gold winners of each category by the Board of Trustees of The Social Work Awards, the registered charity behind the annual event.

Louise, who has lived in Rotherham all her life, has worked for the council’s Leaving Care service for over 20 years, supporting young people aged 16-25 leaving the care system. During her time as the team’s manager, the service has progressed from an inadequate to outstanding Ofsted rating. The judges praised Louise’s strength of character, impressive leadership and unwavering dedication to her hometown

Huge congratulations to all of the other winners and finalists.

The full list of Gold and Silver winners can be found here https://www.socialworkawards.com/uncategorized/social-workers-honoured-at-national-awards-ceremony-2-1978/

Yorkshire and Humber finalists

Children’s Social Work Awards

Creative & Innovative Social Work Practice

Future Service, Leeds

Social Work Employer of the Year

Children’s Services, Leeds

Children’s Services, North Yorkshire

Team Leader of the Year, Children’s Services

Louise Pashley, Rotherham

Team of the Year, Children’s Services

Barnsley CYP Team

Children’s Social Worker of the Year

Tiffany Cook, North Yorkshire

Championing Social Work Values

Gail Faulkner, Leeds

 

Adults Social Work Awards

Team Leader of the Year, Adults Services

Annika Leyland-Bolton, Doncaster Trust

Jack Skinner, Bradford

Team of the Year, Adults Services

Mental Health SW Team, North Lincs

Mental Health Social Worker of the Year

Chloe Greenfield, North Lincs

 

Reflective Practice in Social Work

Reflective Practice in Social Work

 Expert guidance class

delivered by Siobhan Maclean

 Date: 31st January 2020

Time: 10.00 am – 4pm

Venue: Mary Woollett Centre, Danum Road, Doncaster, DN4 5HF

This session explores:

  • What do we mean by reflection, reflective practice and reflexivity?
  • What is the difference between reflection and critical reflection?
  • Why is reflective practice so important in contemporary social work?
  • What are the barriers to reflective practice and how might we overcome these?
  • The “Big Six”: Concepts in reflection
  • Theories and models of reflection
  • Using models to enhance reflection
  • Improving critically reflective writing

 

The target audience for this class will be ASYE’s and less experienced social workers, students and practice educators.

 

Siobhan Maclean has been a practice educator for more than 20 years and has worked with more than 150 students in that time. She is often asked to deliver workshops and expert classes for practice educators. All Siobhan’s training is individually designed but she has covered issues such as:

  • Returning to practice education after some time
  • Understanding contemporary frameworks in practice education
  • Developing specific skills as practice educators: developing a learning curriculum, group supervision, off site arrangements etc
  • Creativity in practice education
  • The journey model of practice education
  • How do I book?There are 100 places available which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.   Closing date for booking places is 31st Dec 2020
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  • Please email SYTP-CPDModules&Masterclasses@sheffield.gov.uk to book your place or for any queries.
  • There is a small charge of £50 per place to cover the cost of this class and we ask you to give us your local authority business unit code or details of payment.
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Sue Goulding Masterclass – “I can’t dance – don’t ask me

Workshop  – “I can’t dance – don’t ask me”

28th January 2020

10am – 4pm

at Sheffield Town Hall, Room G46 (left of the main foyer), Pinstone Street, Sheffield

delivered by

Sue Goulding , Consultant Clinical Psychologist

 This workshop looks at the dance of attachment between children with an early history of trauma and their care givers.  The session will look at secure attachment: the gold standard, attachment development and its implications for care giving; attachment types; going crazy together – the impact of attachment disorder in care giving; attachment in our brains and therapeutic parenting against the odds. 

 

Sue’s career as a child psychologist has spanned over 35 years working with children, their families and carers in education, social services and health authorities.  Now in independent practice, Sue has a particular interest in applying the practical principles of attachment theory and therapy into facilitating a new and healthy dance of attachment for children suffering the effects of early trauma and their carers/parents.

 

There are 100 places available which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

There is a small charge of £50 per place to cover the cost of this workshop and we ask you to give us your business unit code so that we can recharge your service area.    

Please email SYTP-CPDModules&Masterclasses@sheffield.gov.uk to book your place or for any queries.

Closing date for booking places is 31st Dec 2020

 

Masterclass in Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

Masterclass covering:

 

    • Human trafficking and Modern Slavery
    • FGM
    • Forced Marriage
    • ‘Honour’ Related Abuse
    • Domestic and sexual violence

 Delivered by Ashiana, Sheffield

(Ashiana Sheffield has over 30 years’ experience working with Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) adults, children and young people fleeing domestic and sexual abuse including forced marriage, human trafficking, female genital mutilation, gang violence and ‘honour’-based violence.)

 

Date: 10th December 2019

Time: 2pm-5pm

Venue: Sheffield Hallam University, Stoddart Building , Room 7139, Sheffield City Centre, Arundel Gate

  • Introduction to Ashiana
  • ‘Issues’ faced by our client group:
    • Human trafficking and Modern Slavery
    • FGM
    • Forced Marriage
    • ‘Honour’ Related Abuse
    • Domestic and sexual violence
  • Discussion – how these ‘issues’ intersect. That we don’t consider our clients to be the ‘issues’ they present with. That we need to look at impacts and avoid assuming best route of support for someone.
  • Impacts of abuse and exploitation (including discussion around trauma and PTSD)
  • Trafficking and the National Referral Mechanism (process by which potential survivors of trafficking are identified and referred into support.
  • Areas of concern with this process.
  • Pre-trafficking precarity
  • Our model of support and good practice response.

 

How do I book?

 

There are 60 places available which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

There is a small charge of £40 per place to cover the cost of this training and we ask you to give us your business unit code so that we can recharge your local authority or contact Sally.Dean@sheffield.gov.uk for method of payment.    We are unable to refund any costs should you cancel your place.

 

Please email SYTP-CPDModules&Masterclasses@sheffield.gov.uk to book your place or for any queries.

 

National Teaching Partnership Conference – Hosted by Cheshire & Merseyside Social Work Teaching Partnership

The National Teaching Partnership was held on the 14th of November with many Teaching partnerships in attendance along with other agencies such as Social Work England.

Dave Bosworth Of University of Sheffield outlined in his workshop how the Teaching Partnership  has built relationships between universities & LAs through aligning the practice curriculum, enhancing practice education & CPD such as the ‘Social worker in Courtroom’ module’

Dot Smith programme manager of South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership  presented a workshop on How Teaching Partnerships can survive without government funding.

So see all the workshop’s please click on the links below

1A The Impact of Practitioner Teaching on Staff Development in the Local Authority

1B Rural Social Work – Challenges and Opportunities

1C Bridging the Gap Between Academia and Practice

2A Creating a Culture of Research Mindedness in Social Work

2B A Case Study in Sustainability

3A Transitioning Teaching Partnerships from Start-up to BAU Self-funding Partnerships

3B Building an Effective Relationship Between Academia and Practice – Lessons from the SYTP

4C Sustainability Planning – How Your Teaching Partnership Can Survive Without Government Funding

Key Note Speech – Enabling positive change in social work

Practice Supervisor Development Programme