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Events

The Teaching Partnership is hosting a number of different masterclasses, Practice Education conferences and other events for social workers.

Bringing together up to date knowledge from academics and independent experts, the Teaching Partnership masterclasses and PE Conferences discuss current themes, issues and latest research within social work to make sure that social workers keep up to date in practice. 

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Working with emotions: a workshop on reflective practice

he workshop will provide participants with: • Insights into current practice in regard to managing emotions • Understanding and opportunity to review contemporary models of professional reflection and the implications for practice The Workshop will be interactive and will provide an opportunity to consider your own practice and learning needs.

Keele University

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with: Alessandro Sicora

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MASTERCLASS

Victim focused approaches and combating victim blaming for professionals

During this event Dr Jessica Taylor will explore her work about VictimFocus. This work is designed to support professionals to deconstruct victim blaming narratives in their line of work. The VictimFocus Charter is the first set of standards for professionals, organisations and individuals to combat victim blaming in abuse and trauma. This event will work to develop professionals and students towards anti-victim blaming, anti-stigma, trauma-informed and strengths-based approaches. The seminar will present discussion, debate and findings from her work and from her new resources and services.

Birmingham

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with: Dr Jessica Taylor

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MASTERCLASS

Coventry University Masterclass with Dr Jenny Molloy

Coventry University is delighted to welcome Dr Jenny Molloy who will be joining us on 3 March 2020 to deliver a guest lecture to social work students and practitioners. Jenny is the author of three bestselling books - Hackney Child and Tainted Love (written under the name Hope Daniels) which tells the stories of children in care who fought against the odds in their struggle to survive; and Neglected, which gives harrowing accounts of what happens when children fall in love with the wrong people, and how the role of social workers in their lives can bring them back to an understanding of what love really means.

Coventry

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with: Dr Jenny Molloy

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WORKSHOP

Promoting Resilience in Practice

The conference will look at resilience for PE and their students and how PE can support students through their placements. This will look at linking theory to practice and what tools can support students.

Crewe

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with: Siobhan Maclean

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PRACTICE EDUCATION CONFERENCE

Inequalities in child protection: what have we learnt, what next?

The Nuffield Foundation funded Child Welfare Inequalities Project has established that there are profound inequalities in children's chances of becoming looked after or being placed on a child protection plan. These inequalities reflect their family circumstances and identities and patterns of service provision. Issues that are core business for families are often not at the centre of children's services responses. As that project moves to a conclusion, this seminar will take stock of the key messages from the work, and consider the implications for research, policy and practice.

Birmingham

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with: Professor Paul Bywaters

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WORKSHOP

Working with People with Hoarding Behaviours

This half day will look at the complexities of working with people who have Hoarding Behaviours.

Birmingham

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with: Heather Matuozzo

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MASTERCLASS

Austerity and anxiety: The role of relationship-based practice

Austerity has been with us in the UK for over a decade. This seminar explores the impact of austerity, not simply in financial and economic terms, but in relation to its psychological effects on personal and profession wellbeing.

Birmingham

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with: Professor Gillian Ruch

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MASTERCLASS

Social Work England and What it Means to You

The West Midlands Teaching Partnership is pleased to invite Jess McEwen, the Regional Engagement Lead for Social Work England, to Coventry City Centre on 13th February 2020. Jess will be discussing the changes within Social Work England as the new Social Work Regulator. There will also be the opportunity to ask any questions about Social Work England that social work students, practitioners or academics may have.

Coventry

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with: Jess McEwen

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Reforming the Child Protection System

A more supportive, collective and compassionate approach to child protection is needed and this event will consider how parents with lived experience of child protection can become partners to achieve this. The day will share the experiences of engagement with parents in the United States, that show how parent partnership can reduce the need for children to be in care; develop better help for families; and create better cooperation and partnership between parents and social workers.

Birmingham

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with: Professor Andy Bilson

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Exploring Lesbian perspectives and experiences of gender and sexuality in leadership in social work and social care

This presentation builds on the limited literature on diversity in social work and social care leadership particularly around gender and sexual identities. Our exploratory study draws on qualitative research with women in senior leadership positions in social work and social care across England who identify as lesbian. We explored how their perspectives and experiences of leadership, leadership styles and approaches used and identified how gender and sexual identities impacts on ‘doing’ leadership. Leading transformative change and changing organisational cultures requires different skill sets from more managerial leadership in traditional hierarchies. This exploratory study will be used to stimulate further discussion and debate on whether the approaches offered by the participants provide insights into how these leaders have negotiated the complexities of leading in current multifaceted environments.

Birmingham

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with: Professor Trish Hafford-Letchfield

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WORKSHOP