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

Improving Lives - Children's Social Work Matters new campaign launches today

Our new campaign aims to reveal more of what Children’s Social Work is really like and the difference our social workers make in the lives of thousands of vulnerable children and families, is being launched by Children’s Social Work Matters i<img class="size-medium wp-image-3393 content__image alignright" src="https://www.childrenssocialworkmatters.org//app/uploads/2014/12/Sophie...

Free event Hosted by South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership

South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership are proud to be hosting a Film Festival dedicated to showcasing films from experts by experience – children, young people and adults.  They are screening films designed to inform, challenge and inspire positioned within the world of social care or with transferable messages.  They...

Step Up To Social Work 2020 Applications now open

This latest round of Step Up To Social Work applications opened on 4th February and will close on the 18th of March 2019. The Yorkshire and Humberside regional partnership has secured 47 places on the next Step up programme (cohort 6). The North and West Yorkshire regional partnership has secured 28 places on the next Step up programme (cohort 6). Sheffield City Council is the lead authority for the Yorkshire and Humberside region and supports the following authorities: Barnsl...

Social Worker of the Year Awards 2018

What a fantastic celebratory evening at the Social Worker of the Year Awards on Friday 30th November in London. Social Workers all over the country work tirelessly to help and support vulnerable children and families and it’s fantastic to see their hard work acknowledged and celebrated at such a prestigious national awards event. Children’s Social Work Matters were proud sponsors of the ‘Newly Qualified Children’s Social Worker of the Year’ category, for which gold and s...

Help to create Social Work England

Social Work England is currently developing its identity to become the new specialist regulator for social workers in England. They are working with Hemingway Design to develop their visual identity and values. As part of the design and build of their new organisation, they...

Step Up To Social Work: Dates and Course Requirements

Details for the next cohort of the Step up to Social Work fast-track training programme have been released. The next round of applications will open in February 2019, with successful applicants beginning their training in January the following year. Potential applicants can register via the <a href="https://form.education.gov.uk/en/AchieveForms/?form_uri=sandbox-publish://AF-Process-fa20ee1c-a61f-4313-9e6c-26e77de9e1da/AF-Stage-9f56526a-c53a-4185-822f-c9c9066cbcd5/definition.json&redir...

CSWM to sponsor Social Worker of the Year Awards 2018

Children’s Social Work Matters (CSWM) is delighted to be sponsoring the ‘Newly Qualified Children’s Social Worker of the Year’ category at this years’ prestigious national Social Worker of the Year Awards. Children’s Social Work really does matter and that’s why the 15 local authorities / trust across Yorkshire and the Humber came together to work in this unique way. Collectively we are tackling the misconceptions of CSW, raising the image of the profession and attracting more...

LGC Awards 2018 - Celebrating the best in local government

LGC Awards 2018 Results Last night, on March 21st 2018, Children’s Social Work Matters attended the LGC Awards 2018 ceremony as we were shortlisted for the prestigious LGC 2018 Award in the Public-public partnerships category. We were thrilled to have been recognised by these important awards, and although we didn’t win it was a fantastic achievement to have been shortlisted and a great opportunity to raise awareness of the work we are doing. Since establishment in...