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

Help donate to charity by completing a WWC survey

Social workers have to make important decisions every day about the lives of children and families with whom they work. These decisions are often complex, are influenced by a wide range of factors and have a big impact on the future of children who are at risk of harm. The What Works Centre has recently begun a new study to help shine a light on what helps social workers make good and wise professional judgements and decisions. I am writing to ask for your help in completing a related online...

World Social Work Day - The Importance Of Human Relationships

World Social Work Day 2019 on the 19th March highlights ‘Promoting the Importance of Human Relationships’. World Social Work Day is the key day in the year that social workers worldwide stand together to celebrate the achievements of the profession. They take the theme message into their communities, workplaces and to their governments to raise awareness of the social work contributions and need for further action. Children’s social work improves lives through human relation...

Improving Lives - Children's Social Work Matters new campaign

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...