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THE BRITISH BETRAYAL OF CHILDHOOD – WHAT SHOULD WE DO ABOUT IT?

THE BRITISH BETRAYAL OF CHILDHOOD – WHAT SHOULD WE DO ABOUT IT? AN ACTION-CENTRED CONVERSATION WITH PROFESSOR SIR AL AYNSLEY GREEN

Wednesday 17 October 2018, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Conference Room, ICOSS, The University of Sheffield, 219 Portobello, Sheffield, S1 4DP

You are invited to attend the first of our annual social work lectures, a series of lectures focused on current issues of direct relevance to social work policy and practice. Our first lecture will be delivered by Professor Sir Al Aynsley Green, the first Children’s Commissioner for England and now a leading commentator on children’s rights and experiences.

Sir Al Aynsley-Green has over 40 years of experience working with governments and organisations worldwide on children and childhood today. He was the first National Clinical Director for Children in government, the first Children’s Commissioner for England and President of the British Medical Association. He is now Professor Emeritus of Child Health, University College London and Visiting Professor of Advocacy for Children and Childhood at Nottingham Trent University, UK. He will base his challenging lecture on his new book ‘The British Betrayal of Childhood’ that distils his experiences of working with and for children. He celebrates what’s good about their lives today, but pulls no punches on what isn’t whilst offering positive solutions that could give children the childhood they need and deserve. The lecture will be interactive and ‘action-centred’ to identify steps that can be taken locally and nationally to make real the fact that children are our future as well as being citizens today.

The lecture will be chaired by Professor Sue White, Professor of Social Work in the Department of Sociological Studies at the University of Sheffield.

The lecture will begin at 4pm and will be followed by a drinks reception.

For further information or to book a place visit  eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-first-annual-social-work-lecture-with-professor-sir-al-aynsley-green-tickets-49933482390

 

South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership Awards

SYTP Awards – winners announced

The South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership awards are about recognising and rewarding the contributions of our social workers  and managers, and the impact that they have on the lives of children, young people, families and vulnerable adults.

Winners were announced at the SYTP Celebration and Innovation event on 24th September 2018, which was held at Sheffield Town Hall. 

Category      Winner Runner up
Social Worker of the Year Joanne Hacking (Rotherham MBC) Kelly Bestford (Sheffield City Council)
Practice Educator of the Year Lauren Hill (Doncaster CST) Fiona Ross (Sheffield City Council)
Team Manager of the Year Gillian Hallas (Sheffield City Council) Rachel Townsley (Rotherham MBC)
Newly Qualified Social Worker of the Year Megan Robinson (Barnsley MBC) Jay Barker (Sheffield City Council)
Social Work Student of the Year Holly McIntosh (Sheffield Hallam University) Ester Melnikov (University of Sheffield)

If you have any further questions about the SYTP awards, please contact jessica.mcewen@sheffield.gov.uk

Research reviews and practice resources

Members of the social work research and teaching team in the Department for Sociological Studies at the University of Sheffield have developed a short series of research reviews and practice resources based on their recent research and practice interests. Children’s social care staff at Rotherham Council also assisted in the development of these resources in two focus groups held in 2015. The resources aim to provide an accessible summary of key issues and developments about several topics within children’s social care accompanied by practitioner orientation activities, thinking points and messages. For more information please see. They include

  • Sen, R (2017) Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE): Awareness, identification, support and prevention. Download hereCSE Practice Resource Sen June 2017
  • Leigh, J (2017) Supporting practitioners in Children’s and Adults’ Social Care. Download hereLeigh 2017 Support practitioners in social care FINAL
  • Churchill, H (2018 Forthcoming) Whole family support.
  • Churchill, H and Laing, J (2018 Forthcoming) Parental, Child and Family Engagement in Family Support and Child Protection.