Excellence in

Social Work Education

and Professional Practice

through a research-led and evidence-based approach


to the West Midlands Social Work Teaching Partnership


We are one of 23 accredited social work teaching partnerships funded by the Department for Education to strengthen the quality of education and training for social work students and practitioners across the West Midlands.

Our partnership includes Local Authorities, Children’s Trusts, NHS trusts and Universities. The partnership reflects the strategic priorities of the West Midlands Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS) and the West Midlands Association of Adult Social Services (ADASS). The partnership is led by Principal Social Workers, Workforce Development Leads and Senior Academics across Children’s and Adult Services. We bring together practitioners, senior managers, academics, researchers and experts by experience to support us in our work.

Latest news

Some of the latest news from West Midlands Social Work Teaching Partnership and our partner organisations.

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Our partners

The West Midlands Social Work Teaching Partnership represents 27 regional partners, including 15 Local Authorities, 2 Children’s Trusts, 1 NHS Trust and 9 universities.