The latest social work news, updates, and events including what’s happening in the world of children’s social work.

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 to design the online tool to connect all those expressing interest with local employers. This is now live. Please see...

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 sewn together with the golden thread of social work values and devotion to the best interest of children and...

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 thank you for everything you are doing to help the most vulnerable people in society. We understand that there are many questions and concerns being shared with...

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 and director and find out more about the service....

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 <a href="https://www.socialworkengland.org.uk/about/what-we-do/our-national-advisory-forum/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.socialworkengland.org.uk/about/what-we-do/our-national-advisory-forum/&source=gmail&us...

Sheffield launches UK’s first Child Health Technology conference as plans for world leading Centre for Child Health Technology gather momentum.

Sheffield is set to host the first Child Health Technology conference (CHT2020) in the UK in May 2020. This pioneering conference will bring together healthcare professionals, industry, engineers, designers, academics, and patient representatives around one of the most exciting and fast moving fields in healthcare today. With an impressive speaker line up across two days, the fully immersive innovation hub offers delegates a showcase of all the latest devices in child health technology. The c...