SWE Blog: Social Work Reflections on Racism and Inequality

This thought-provoking piece by Ahmina Akhtar, Social Work England’s Regional Engagement Lead for Yorkshire & the Humber, looks at how her experiences growing up as a woman of colour in the North of England motivated her to challenge inequality and ultimately led her to pursue a career in social work. Ahmina discusses how the critical […]

Improving Lives Campaign: New Case Studies

As the next phase of our Improving Lives campaign begins, a new group of social workers in Yorkshire & the Humber have shared their stories to highlight what day-to-day social work practice is really like, and the difference it can make to vulnerable children and families across the region. In the first of these, Laura […]

What is social work like during the pandemic?

COVID-19 has led to major changes to daily life for people all over the world. As a people-focussed profession, social work practice has been affected by social distancing and lockdown measures which prevent practitioners from meeting service users directly. Charlotte Young, an Advanced Social Work Practitioner with Sheffield City Council’s Children’s Disability Service, has documented […]

Make a key difference in the lives of children in Doncaster

Doncaster Children’s Services Trust is calling for experienced social workers to support its ongoing response to provide vitals support for our children, young people and families across the borough. The Trust are seeking committed individuals to help them continue their journey to ‘outstanding’ as they work with vulnerable people who need a little bit of […]

Social Work Together Campaign

The Department for Education, the Department for Health and Social Care, Social Work England and the Local Government Association are delighted to introduce the Social Work Together campaign. This campaign is designed to support former social workers return to practice so they can help communities through the Covid-19 pandemic. We have been working in partnership […]

Complexity, Reflection and Learning from Practice: Celebrating Social Work Practice & Values

A must read for all students and qualified Children’s Social Workers, this book is a beautiful and powerful collection of practice narratives contributed by social workers with diverse experiences, areas of specialisation, length of experience and at different stages of their careers. These are powerful practice experiences around complexity, reflection, learning from mistakes and growth […]

Social Work England update about coronavirus (COVID-19)

Social workers protect millions of people every day. You are more important than ever during the unprecedented emergency response required for COVID-19. We know that this is a time of increasing anxiety for you both professionally and personally with the value of your work recognised in the government’s list of key workers. We want to […]

World Social Work Day – 17th March 2020

  This year’s World Social Work Day is themed around human relationships and the key role they play in social work practice. As a people-focussed profession, building supportive relationships with people is at the heart of what we do.   It’s not just relationships within families that help them to thrive – the relationships professionals […]

York Children’s Social Services Open Day

Children’s Social Services at York City Council’s are hosting a careers open day on Tuesday 3rd March. They are currently recruiting to several posts in Children’s Social Services, from Newly Qualified Social Worker to Team Manager.   If you’re interested in applying to any of these roles, this is a great opportunity to meet the team […]

Social Work England national advisory forum

Social Work England are currently recruiting for their national advisory forum, which will provide expert advice, support and challenge to SWE’s work and how they achieve their objectives. You can find further info on https://www.socialworkengland.org.uk/about/what-we-do/our-national-advisory-forum/