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Tue, 19 Mar



Valuing Social Work, North (2 day course)

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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Valuing Social Work, North (2 day course)
Valuing Social Work, North (2 day course)

Time & Location

19 Mar 2024, 10:00 – 16:30

Stafford, 1 Staffordshire Pl, Stafford ST16 2LR, UK

About the Event

This course is open to anyone across Adult and Childrens Services within the West Midlands Social Work Teaching Partnership. Please see below our Partner organisations. The training will be held on the 19th and 21st of march 2024. Participants must be able to attend both dates. 

The Training will be held in person in Stafford at 1 Staffordshire Place, Stafford,  ST16 2LP.

If you would like to find out more about this training please sign up to a taster session 12:30-1:00 on Thursday 26th Oct 23.

The course is focused on your development as a practitioner. Areas covered include:

  • The pressures of the profession.
  • The barriers to working in the way you aspire to.
  • Things that undermine practice both professionally and personally.
  • Strategies and leadership models for combating the challenges which arise in professional practice.
  • Space to focus on the future of social work and your place within it.

Sarah Redmond is an experienced social worker and trainer with 20+ years experience currently working as a shift lead and AMHP on an Emergency Duty Service with a background in Children’s Services. Sarah has lots of experience in teaching and training through roles as a Senior Lecturer at Staffordshire University and guest lecturer at University of Birmingham as well as training for the West Midlands Teaching Partnership and several local authorities.

Deadline to register your interest in this course will be:

Friday 16th of February 2024

Please note, your space will not be confirmed until after this deadline date, when a member of the Programme Team will be in touch to confirm the status of your booking, i.e. if you have secured a space or if you will be placed on the waiting list.

Partner Organisations:

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 Metropolitan Borough Council

Heart of Worcestershire College 

Herefordshire Council

Keele University

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust [MPFT]

Sandwell Children's Trust 

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Shropshire Council 

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Staffordshire County Counil 

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

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