PSW Survey

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We have recently hosted a survey for all PSW's to take part in and have their say. With the PSW role well established in both Children and Families and Adults social work, the network thought this would be a good opportunity to reflect on the last few years, as well as think about priorities for the future. The survey gave PSW's the opportunity to identify both achievements

Free Training Sessions – Train the Trainer

Posted By : Social Work Resources

Free Training The Department of Health has commissioned RiPfA to develop tools and resources to support social work practice with carers. We are running 3 free workshops (London, Birmingham and Bristol) to introduce the tools and resources. The workshops are running as train the trainer events so are aimed at people already in a role where they can influence others, including PSWs, Carers, Leads or Workforce

Press release – End of Life Social Work Resource

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Press release New Resource to help people benefit from social work at the end of their life ‘I think the most important support is time, the giving of time, people finding time for you, and the freedom to ask questions. Having someone independent to go to just to talk through and to say ‘I’m upset, I’m confused’ and just to gain reassurance, because it’s an awful

Press Release

Posted By : Social Work Resources

Dear All, We are delighted to announce that our resource, The Role of Social Workers in Palliative, End of Life and Bereavement Care, has just been published at and This resource aims to ensure that people benefit from good social work at the end of their life, and that those close to them are supported during this time and into bereavement. We want this

ASYE Certificates lost in transition

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Daisy Bogg Consultancy (DBC) is aware that there are some newly qualified social workers who have successfully completed ASYE but who have not been able to receive a certificate because of the gap between the closure of The College of Social Work and the granting of the ASYE certification contract to DBC. This covers the period June 2015 to December 2015. We would like to hear

Social Work Reform – Letter from Graham Archer, Director of Child Protection & Social Work Reform

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From: On Behalf Of Sent: 14 January 2016 14:29 Subject: Letter from Graham Archer Dear Colleague, As you are aware, the Department for Education is planning to take forward an ambitious set of reforms and today we published the government’s vision for children’s social care reform. And the Secretary of State, Nicky Morgan announced in a speech today: A new regulatory body for social

New Body for Social Workers Announced

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From Community Care, 14th January 2016 A new body will take responsibility for social work standards, training and regulation of the profession, education secretary Nick Morgan announced today. In a speech about reforming children’s social work, Morgan announced plans for a new body with “a relentless focus on raising the quality of social work, education, training and practice in both children’s and adult’s social work”. A

BASW Statement: Dr Ruth Allen to be next CEO

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The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) today announced that Dr Ruth Allen, currently Director of Social Work at South West London and St Georges' Mental Health NHS Trust, has accepted the role as BASW’s new Chief Executive. Ruth will start in post on 11 April 2016. Ruth will be taking on the leadership of a growing organisation. BASW, which last year launched its ‘2020 Vision’

Whats in store for adult social work in 2016?

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Community Care, 7th January 2016. Shortly before the Christmas break, Lyn Romeo, the chief social worker for adults, published an interim report reviewing progress on key policy areas. Here are five issues the report raises for practitioners going forward. Read more here

PSW Member Area in development

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We are currently developing the PSW member area and aim to launch this 4th January 2016. You can sign up for access in advance by going to our registration page. If you would like to get involved or have content you wish to share please let us know by emailing us at