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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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Coventry

CONFERENCE

Safeguarding Children and Young People Who Have Disabilities

To enhance practitioners' knowledge, skills and confidence in safeguarding children with disabilities.

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Birmingham

WORKSHOP

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

with: Professor Trish Hafford-Letchfield

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.

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Birmingham

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It’s Time to Mend the Gaps in Social Work

This event will explain Mend the Gap in more detail; the advantages for practitioners, students, citizens and others of a Mend the Gap approach; and share learning from the 5 Regional Pilot Projects.

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Birmingham

MASTERCLASS

From the Top with Feeling:
Resilience, relationships and reflective practice

with: Dez Holmes

This session will explore key research messages around promoting professional resilience, the role of reflective supervision in enabling emotional resilience and the connection with relationship-based practice. I will argue that both resilience and relationship-based practice must be understood not as an individualised or practice-level matter but as a system-level endeavour in which leadership and role-modelling are key.