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CPD Opportunities

The below opportunities are for members of the West Midlands Social Work Teaching Partnership only, below are a list of our Partners, if you are studying or work for one of these organisations in a Social Work capacity, you may apply for the CPD sessions. Please note; if you do not provide the details of the organisation which you are a member of or your email address is not associated you may be removed from the registration list.

Our Partners:​​
  • Birmingham Children's Trust

  • Birmingham City Council

  • Birmingham City University

  • Cheshire East Council

  • City of Stoke-on-Trent Council

  • City of Wolverhampton Council

  • Coventry City Council

  • Coventry University

  • Dudley Council

  • Heart of Worcestershire College

  • Herefordshire Council

  • Keele University 

  • Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust

  • Sandwell Children's Trust

  • Sandwell Council

  • Shropshire Council

  • Solihull MBC

  • Staffordshire County Council

  • Staffordshire University

  • Telford & Wrekin Council

  • University of Birmingham

  • University of Warwick

  • University of Wolverhampton

  • University of Worcester

  • Walsall Council

  • Warwickshire County Council

  • Worcestershire County Council

  • Worcestershire  Children's First

  • Mental health awareness training - An introduction to Mental Health Issues
    Mental health awareness training - An introduction to Mental Health Issues
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, 05 Dec
    Microsoft Teams
    05 Dec 2023, 09:30 – 12:30
    Microsoft Teams
    05 Dec 2023, 09:30 – 12:30
    Microsoft Teams
    Increase your understanding of mental health from a medical, social, and psychological perspective. Learn the key principles of the Mental Capacity Act, the language and terminology used when relating to mental health as well as an introduction to conditions such as psychosis, and bi-polar disorder.
  • Valuing Social Work, South (2 day course)
    Valuing Social Work, South (2 day course)
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, 07 Dec
    Coventry
    07 Dec 2023, 10:00 – 16:30
    Coventry, Council House, Coventry CV1 5RR, UK
    07 Dec 2023, 10:00 – 16:30
    Coventry, Council House, Coventry CV1 5RR, UK
    A 2-day in person course for social work practitioners (social workers, senior practitioners, team managers) with at least 2 years in practice who are feeling disillusioned and disconnected to the profession and potentially facing a crossroads in terms of their career planning.
  • Supporting Neurodivergent Social Workers
    Supporting Neurodivergent Social Workers
    Mon, 11 Dec
    Microsoft Teams
    11 Dec 2023, 10:00 – 11:30
    Microsoft Teams
    11 Dec 2023, 10:00 – 11:30
    Microsoft Teams
    Increase your understanding of the different neurotypes, explore the impact of living with difficulties of executive functioning and gain confidence in your abilities to support the neurodivergent social workers you may manage.
  • Research Seminar: Disabled people subjected to domestic violence and abuse.
    Research Seminar: Disabled people subjected to domestic violence and abuse.
    Tue, 12 Dec
    Microsoft Teams
    12 Dec 2023, 10:00 – 11:30
    Microsoft Teams
    12 Dec 2023, 10:00 – 11:30
    Microsoft Teams
    Disabled people are more than twice as likely to be subjected to domestic violence and abuse (DVA) than non-disabled people (ONS, 2020). The research evaluation focused on the adult social care response to disabled people subjected to domestic violence and abuse.
  • An Introduction to Parental Alienation
    An Introduction to Parental Alienation
    Wed, 17 Jan
    Microsoft Teams
    17 Jan 2024, 09:30 – 12:30
    Microsoft Teams
    17 Jan 2024, 09:30 – 12:30
    Microsoft Teams
    Join us as we learn the definition of parental alienation, consider research and theory that can inform practitioners, and explore the impact parental alienation can have on social workers.
  • Trauma informed practice
    Trauma informed practice
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, 23 Jan
    Microsoft Teams
    23 Jan 2024, 09:30 – 12:30
    Microsoft Teams
    23 Jan 2024, 09:30 – 12:30
    Microsoft Teams
    Improve your understanding and response to the impact of trauma on people’s lives, learn tools to develop better working relationships and gain confidence in your abilities to support those that have experienced trauma.
  • Supervision Training – How to promote reflection and critical thinking.
    Supervision Training – How to promote reflection and critical thinking.
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, 31 Jan
    Microsoft Teams
    31 Jan 2024, 09:30 – 12:30
    Microsoft Teams
    31 Jan 2024, 09:30 – 12:30
    Microsoft Teams
    Gain an understanding of the supervision models, tools and approaches that encourage reflection and critical thinking and the theories which inform them.
  • Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control
    Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, 07 Feb
    Microsoft Teams
    07 Feb 2024, 09:30 – 13:30
    Microsoft Teams
    07 Feb 2024, 09:30 – 13:30
    Microsoft Teams
    Gain a greater understanding of coercive control within domestic abuse cases. Become confident in understanding current legislation, recognising and assessing coercive control and its impact on victims and survivors, and how it can impact social workers.
  • Valuing Social Work, North (2 day course)
    Valuing Social Work, North (2 day course)
    Tue, 19 Mar
    Stafford
    19 Mar 2024, 10:00 – 16:30
    Stafford, 1 Staffordshire Pl, Stafford ST16 2LR, UK
    19 Mar 2024, 10:00 – 16:30
    Stafford, 1 Staffordshire Pl, Stafford ST16 2LR, UK
    A 2-day in person course for social work practitioners (social workers, senior practitioners, team managers) with at least 2 years in practice who are feeling disillusioned and disconnected to the profession and potentially facing a crossroads in terms of their career planning.
  • Mental health awareness training - An introduction to Mental Health Issues
    Mental health awareness training - An introduction to Mental Health Issues
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, 05 Dec
    Microsoft Teams
    05 Dec 2023, 09:30 – 12:30
    Microsoft Teams
    05 Dec 2023, 09:30 – 12:30
    Microsoft Teams
    Increase your understanding of mental health from a medical, social, and psychological perspective. Learn the key principles of the Mental Capacity Act, the language and terminology used when relating to mental health as well as an introduction to conditions such as psychosis, and bi-polar disorder.
  • Valuing Social Work, South (2 day course)
    Valuing Social Work, South (2 day course)
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, 07 Dec
    Coventry
    07 Dec 2023, 10:00 – 16:30
    Coventry, Council House, Coventry CV1 5RR, UK
    07 Dec 2023, 10:00 – 16:30
    Coventry, Council House, Coventry CV1 5RR, UK
    A 2-day in person course for social work practitioners (social workers, senior practitioners, team managers) with at least 2 years in practice who are feeling disillusioned and disconnected to the profession and potentially facing a crossroads in terms of their career planning.
  • Supporting Neurodivergent Social Workers
    Supporting Neurodivergent Social Workers
    Mon, 11 Dec
    Microsoft Teams
    11 Dec 2023, 10:00 – 11:30
    Microsoft Teams
    11 Dec 2023, 10:00 – 11:30
    Microsoft Teams
    Increase your understanding of the different neurotypes, explore the impact of living with difficulties of executive functioning and gain confidence in your abilities to support the neurodivergent social workers you may manage.
  • Research Seminar: Disabled people subjected to domestic violence and abuse.
    Research Seminar: Disabled people subjected to domestic violence and abuse.
    Tue, 12 Dec
    Microsoft Teams
    12 Dec 2023, 10:00 – 11:30
    Microsoft Teams
    12 Dec 2023, 10:00 – 11:30
    Microsoft Teams
    Disabled people are more than twice as likely to be subjected to domestic violence and abuse (DVA) than non-disabled people (ONS, 2020). The research evaluation focused on the adult social care response to disabled people subjected to domestic violence and abuse.
  • An Introduction to Parental Alienation
    An Introduction to Parental Alienation
    Wed, 17 Jan
    Microsoft Teams
    17 Jan 2024, 09:30 – 12:30
    Microsoft Teams
    17 Jan 2024, 09:30 – 12:30
    Microsoft Teams
    Join us as we learn the definition of parental alienation, consider research and theory that can inform practitioners, and explore the impact parental alienation can have on social workers.
  • Trauma informed practice
    Trauma informed practice
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, 23 Jan
    Microsoft Teams
    23 Jan 2024, 09:30 – 12:30
    Microsoft Teams
    23 Jan 2024, 09:30 – 12:30
    Microsoft Teams
    Improve your understanding and response to the impact of trauma on people’s lives, learn tools to develop better working relationships and gain confidence in your abilities to support those that have experienced trauma.
  • Supervision Training – How to promote reflection and critical thinking.
    Supervision Training – How to promote reflection and critical thinking.
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, 31 Jan
    Microsoft Teams
    31 Jan 2024, 09:30 – 12:30
    Microsoft Teams
    31 Jan 2024, 09:30 – 12:30
    Microsoft Teams
    Gain an understanding of the supervision models, tools and approaches that encourage reflection and critical thinking and the theories which inform them.
  • Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control
    Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, 07 Feb
    Microsoft Teams
    07 Feb 2024, 09:30 – 13:30
    Microsoft Teams
    07 Feb 2024, 09:30 – 13:30
    Microsoft Teams
    Gain a greater understanding of coercive control within domestic abuse cases. Become confident in understanding current legislation, recognising and assessing coercive control and its impact on victims and survivors, and how it can impact social workers.
  • Valuing Social Work, North (2 day course)
    Valuing Social Work, North (2 day course)
    Tue, 19 Mar
    Stafford
    19 Mar 2024, 10:00 – 16:30
    Stafford, 1 Staffordshire Pl, Stafford ST16 2LR, UK
    19 Mar 2024, 10:00 – 16:30
    Stafford, 1 Staffordshire Pl, Stafford ST16 2LR, UK
    A 2-day in person course for social work practitioners (social workers, senior practitioners, team managers) with at least 2 years in practice who are feeling disillusioned and disconnected to the profession and potentially facing a crossroads in terms of their career planning.
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