Speaking our for social work – crossing divides and building relationships

A one day event hosted by Sheffield University in partnership with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust and the centre for Social Work Practice. Featuring 3 leading speakers in their field.

Wednesday 6th July 2016 10am to 4pm

University of Sheffield, Richard Roberts Building (building number 116), Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN

Dr Jadwiga Leigh will lead with ‘Crossing the divide between them and us: Drawing from the Belgian model to infoorm and restore balance in child protection social work’.

Dr Sharon Shoesmith will explore ‘Social work – understanding and tackling professional wulnerability’.

Professor Andrew Cooper will complete the morning presentations with “Holding it together despite everything – individual and organisational strategies for difficult times”.

The afternoon will offer 5 workshops run by James Gosling; Jane Laing; Nora McClelland; Professor Kate Morris & Robin Sean and Eva Sisak. Different aspects of working with vulnerable people with a collective theme of relationship based practice will be explored in more detail. Each workshop will run twice.

£45 Non Members

£30 Members/Students

Book Online: http://www.cfswp.org/

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Effective Court Work

Effective Court Work: An Advanced Practice Masterclass for Social Work Managers and Experienced Practitioners With Elizabeth Isaacs QC

13th May 2016

10am – 1pm (registration at 9.45am)

The Garden Room, St Mary’s Church and Conference Centre,

Bramall Lane, Sheffield, S2 4QZ.

This masterclass will focus on supporting best social work practice in court work. Led by a QC, it will be an exceptional opportunity to access highly skilled advice on recent developments and the implications for social work practice. Elizabeth Isaacs QC was called to the Bar in 1998 and took silk in 2013. She practises at St Ives Chambers in Birmingham and is a door tenant at 1 KBW at Atlantic Chambers, Liverpool.

Between 1989 and 1997, she was a child protection social worker practising in Birmingham and Warwickshire. She was appointed as a criminal recorder in 2009 and as a public and private law family recorder in 2012. She is a contributing editor of Clarke, Hall and Morrison on Children, a contributor to the Family Court Practice and has published a number of books on public law children’s work. Elizabeth sits on the Family Justice Council and has retained a strong interest in social work practice.

Register your place here http://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-work-practice-masterclass-effective-court-work-an-advanced-practice-masterclass-for-social-tickets-22528510381

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Places are free and aimed at experienced practitioners, with a maximum of 80 participants. The seminar will be interactive and will provide opportunities to consider your own practice and learning needs. Refreshments are available to purchase on the day and there is car parking on site.

 

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Advanced Practitioner Framework

NEW BROCHURE FOR 2017/18  NOW AVAILABLE  – Advanced Practitioner Framework brochure 2017 2018

Our Advanced Practitioner Framework is modular based and supports continuous professional development across four strands:

  • Social work practice – modules that are designed to develop your skills and knowledge, and to help support and enable you to deliver first class services
  • Practice education – Stage 1 and Stage 2 Practice Educators awards
  • Leadership and Management – modules to support aspiring/new managers and mentors, plus the opportunity for experienced managers to undertake a PG Certificate in Leadership and Management in conjunction with the University of Sheffield’s Management School (which is in the top 1% of business and management schools worldwide).
  • Research and evidence-informed practice– as a partnership, we are committed to embedding research mindedness across all areas of social work education and practice. Social work requires compassionate, thorough assessment through empirical engagement with the lives of individuals and families and complex analysis to generate knowledge and understanding. In these core respects social work is very similar to research and requires a similar skill set. In support of this, we:
    • Include modules on research and evidence-informed practice in our qualifying and post-qualifying training
    • Support social workers to undertake work-based research projects which address practice issues/challenges
    • Ensure that social workers understand how cognitive biases and professional cultures can affect the ways they make sense of the world
    • Ensure that our social workers can develop and use their research skills within their practice, for example to support effective information gathering, assessment processes and analysis.

All modules are accredited and social workers can therefore build up credits towards a range of postgraduate qualifications including a Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Management or an MA in Advanced Professional Practice.