The South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership has been connecting academic researchers from The University of Sheffield with Advanced Practitioners from Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, bringing them together to improve the use of research in the way decisions are made in Children and Families social work.
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”.
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