Bridge over Troubled Water: working together to ensure that social work students are fit to practice.
SYTP staff presented a poster at the University of Sheffield’s recent Engaged Learning Conference. The poster, created by Jane Laing (University of Sheffield), Jess McEwen (SYTP) and Fiona Addison (Sheffield City Council), outlines SYTP’s approach to working collaboratively in order to enhance the quality of the SYTP’s qualifying social work programme. The poster is available to download here: Bridge over Troubled Water
For further details of the event, please see https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/als/current/engaged/programme
Children matter… It’s a simple statement, but it’s what unites everyone in children’s social work.
Under the banner Children’s Social Work Matters, all 14 local authorities and one Trust in Yorkshire and The Humber are working together by sharing knowledge and experience in a collaborative way to drive standards of care higher and ensure children feel safe – a cause completely aligned with that of the South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership.
Children’s Social Work Matters is about helping to promote and recognise the good work and dedication of our children’s social work teams and to help enable and facilitate collaboration across the region.
To this end, www.childrenssocialworkmatters.org promotes the work and benefits of childrens social work and how to get into the profession in Yorkshire and Humber. This includes all the latest job opportunities across the region and up-to-date news from across the UK on social work matters.
To support collaborative working Childrens Social Work Matters offers social work professionals, students and academics access to Our Children’s Social Work Matters https://our.childrenssocialworkmatters.org – a private and secure online platform providing a range of very useful features that enable interaction and sharing of information and experiences across the region.
Also accessible at your fingertips via a mobile phone app, the key features include:
- The latest, real-time, social work news from around the UK and region
- An events calendar, which as well as being abele to publicise your events can also be used to offer and manage bookings
- The facility to have private online discussions with colleagues via the ‘Team Room’
- The facility to log and store CPD activities with reporting and HCPC audit submission functionality
- Access to, participate in or watch, topical webinars hosted by CSWM from social work practitioners, service users, academics and policy makers
- Best practice and other resources via the Knowledge and local authority sections
If you’re interested in Children’s Social work and not already aware of or plugged in go to Children’s Social Work Matters at www.childrenssocialworkmatters.org – if you’re already working in social work register for OurCSWM here. If you’re a student or lecturer email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get you registered in no time.
Sam Clayton, Principal Child and Family Social Worker for Lincolnshire County Council, has recently published a blog post for Research in Practice about reflective supervision.
Sam talks about her experience of working with Research in Practice on a Change Project, the focus of which was to gather evidence and draw together best practice in order to formulate and test a pack of resources for the sector to use to support good reflective supervision
The full article is available at https://www.rip.org.uk/news-and-views/blog/reflective-supervision-the-cornerstone-of-good-social-work-practice/
Social Workers – the deadline for renewing your HCPC registration is the 30th November 2016.
If you do not renew your registration and your name is removed from the register, you will be asked to pay a readmission fee of £315 to become registered again.
For more information, please see http://www.hcpc-uk.org/registrants/renew/