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Social Worker Events Of The Last Quarter

We can’t believe how fast the year has gone here at Portman Recruitment, and all that our social workers and team members have achieved. Due to their hard work, dedication and commitment to our clients, the latter receive some of the best support out there, and we can’t thank them enough for this. Between the paperwork, client visits, and facility organisation to keeping up with the latest in industry news and training days, our social workers’ talents are endless. If you’re a social worker wondering how to improve your skill set, then we recommend that you read on to learn about some of the upcoming social work-based events, that we know will boost your knowledge and expertise.

October Social Work Events

Joint Children and Adult Services Conference

Date: Thursday 10th October
Time: 10am – 4:30pm
Location: Forest Pines, Ermine Street, Broughton, DN20 0AQ

Ran and delivered by the NELC, NELCCG and Research in Practice, this conference looks at how, as social workers, we can work better together across children and adult services and how we can keep vulnerable adults and children safe. Comprising a debate, question and answer session and great networking opportunities, there will also be a range of workshops running, on topics as varied as domestic abuse, mental health and the impact on families, poverty, exploitation, homelessness and supporting parents with learning difficulties.

Confirmed speakers include Sanchita Hosali (British Institute of Human Rights), Lucy Dacey (Children’s Society) and Dez Holmes (Research in Practice).

This event is free to attend.

BASW England Student and NQSW Conference 2019

Date: Thursday, 17th October 2019
Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm
Location: Cloth Court Hall, Quebec Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2HA

Featuring workshops, panel discussions, keynote speakers and sought-after networking opportunities to be envious of, this full day conference is aimed at social work students and newly qualified social workers. These include:

Be the Best Social Workers You Can Be

Ran by Kathryn Stenton (Learning and Development Team, North Yorkshire County Council) and Helena Fish, (a NQSW), this workshop explores the qualities, values and skills of what they consider to be a good social worker, and how the aSYE programme supports the development of effective social work practice for newly qualified social workers.

Digital Dilemmas: Relationships and Technology

In this session, Dr Tarsem Singh Cooner (University of Birmingham) will discuss recent research in the realm of social media, and whether the use of Facebook in social work practice with children and families is an unethical practice or an effective tool in child protection.

Panel Discussion: Supporting the diversity, individuality and identity needs of people who use services

This will primarily be a question and answer session featuring the following individuals:

  • Aaron Davies, Chair, Student and BASW England NQSW PPEG
  • Janet Reynolds, Practice Educator Bradford University
  • Peter Northrop, Skills for Care
  • Emma Underwood, LGBT foundation
  • Leanne Taylor, Lecturer in Social Work, University of Kent
  • Emma Bint, Student.

Member: £22.50
Non-Member: £45
BASW Member Group of 6 £20.00 (group of 6 total £120.00)
BASW Non-member Group of 6 £40.00 (group of 6 total £240)

November Social Work Events

Supervision and Professional Autonomy in Social Work

Date: Wednesday, 6th November 2019
Time: 2pm-4pm
Location: Greenbank Lecture Theatre, UCLan Greenbank Building, Victoria Street, Preston, PR1 2HE

Run by professor Liz Beddoe, this event is aimed at Practice Educators, Apprentice Mentors, those who supervise and UCLan academic staff, as well as those who supervise social care and social work learners in the workplace.

In this session, Liz will share her research findings and practice wisdom, encouraging the audience to reflect on their own practice as supervisors and consider how they can revitalise their participation in supervision as supervisors or supervisees, with social work values at the heart.

This event is free to attend.

Building Resilience – Social Worker Workshop (South)

Date: Wednesday 20th November
Time: 9:30am – 4pm.
Location: Holme Pierrepont National Watersports Centre, Adbolton Lane, Nottingham, NG12 2LU

Provides social workers with practical and proven psychology tools that will improve their resilience to tough situations, and to help them recognise when they might need to seek out support.

This event is free to attend.

December Social Work Events

Social Work in Disasters Conference 2019

Date: Monday 2th December, 2019
Time: 9am – 4:30pm
Location: The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham B2 5EP

Ever wondered what would be expected of you as a social worker in the event of a natural disaster, terrorist attack or large-scale accident? This full day conference provides the answers to your burning questions on the topic, featuring workshops on key stages of disaster management and support, assessing needs and coordinating services, as well as self-care and support.

Members – £40
Student Members – £20
Non-Members – £75
Student Non-Members – £35

Working with Older Survivors of Domestic Abuse (for Social Workers)

Date: Wednesday, 4 December 2019
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Location: 247 Markhouse Road, London, E17 8DW

The term ‘domestic abuse’ extends far beyond the realms of that which is physical, such as hitting, punching and using weapons. Verbal, emotional, mental and sexual abuse are all considered forms of domestic abuse, and can be just as damaging to a person’s overall well-being as physical abuse is. Including threatening and controlling behaviour, psychological trauma, rape and activities which cause post-traumatic stress disorder, there’s a lot that people can be put through. At this event, you will learn more about the types of domestic abuse, and techniques for how to help older survivors cope.

This event is free to attend.

These are just a handful of the insightful events that are coming up in the last quarter of the year. To learn more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today on 0161 327 0936. We may just see you there!

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