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

Call for Social Workers to make a difference to the lives of children in Doncaster

Doncaster Children’s Services Trust is calling for social workers to join and help support its ongoing response to provide vital support for our children, young people and families across the borough. The Trust is hosting an online information event on Thursday, 13 August, from 7pm to 8pm. The event is open to all passionate social workers who want to find out more about how they can join our existing dedicated teams. Carolyn Jones, Head of Services for...

Social Work England CPD Update and Support

Activating your online account If you haven’t activated your account, please follow the instructions in the image below. If you cannot remember the email address you used with the HCPC or this has changed, please get in touch with SWE and they can update this. <img class="content__image alignleft wp-image-4599 size-full" src="https://www.childrenssocia...

Social Work England: 18% of social workers have recorded CPD, four months out from deadline

Regulator says it is still confident that all registered practitioners will record professional development on online accounts by 30 November, amid risk of removal for those who do not.   Eighteen per cent of social workers in England have recorded continuing professional development (CPD) on online accounts, four-and-a-half months out from a deadline to do so or risk removal from the register. <a href="https://www.socialworkengland.org.uk/news/social-workers-must-gear-up-for-new-a...

Welcome to North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC)

North Yorkshire is a thriving county which is adapting to our changing world.  We wanted to share with you our recent ‘journey’ (before and during Covid-19) which has resulted in NYCC being amongst the top performing County Councils in the country. This has been reflected in a number of accolades: Ofsted praised NYCC for their focus on stability and learning, judging it ‘outstanding’ in every category of the Local Authority Children Services inspection framework. We became...

Wakefield Children’s Services Careers

We know social workers are amazing people – working in challenging circumstances to deliver the best support to help children and families thrive. That’s why in Wakefield we’ve got the pieces in p...

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 reflection and openness to challenge that is a key part of social work best practice can be used to ensure our profession is doing all that it can to combat...

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 f...

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 a typical day of work during the pandemic. This case study offers an insight into how social work practice h...

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 extra support. Julie Mepham, Director of Children's Social Work at the Trust says: “We are loo...

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...