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Culturally Sensitive Social Work Assessments & Intervention with Prospera Tedam

Updated: Sep 10


The West Midlands Social Work Teaching Partnership are working in conjunction with Prospera Tedam to deliver training on Culturally Sensitive Social Work Assessments & Intervention.


This 1-day training will focus on social work assessments and encourage practitioners to use new and contemporary frameworks in their assessments and interventions with service users and their families. It is aimed at enhancing participants understanding of cultural competence, anti- racist and anti-oppressive practice.


The session will also introduce participants to the MANDELA model and the 4D2P Framework. The MANDELA model developed in 2012, is a relationship building tool which supports anti-racist practice in social work.


4D2P is a new framework introduced in Prospera's book on anti-oppressive practice (forthcoming Tedam, 2020). This framework is unique in that it offers practitioners the opportunity to not only identify where racism, oppression or discrimination has occurred but also examine how they might challenge and disrupt this through some form of action.

During the session, participants will be supported to make links between the content and the professional capabilities framework (PCF), Knowledge and Skills Statement relevant to their specialist area (KSS) and Social Work England (SWE) Standards.


Who is this training for?


The aim of this training is not to convince participants that oppression, discrimination and racism exists; it is education designed to develop and enhance knowledge, skills, and abilities in social workers to recognise and take steps individually and collectively to challenge racism and other inequalities in organisations, and in their work with people from a range of backgrounds.


For this reason, your readiness to undertake this training will be based on your acknowledgement of the existence of oppression, racism and discrimination to enable discussions to focus on solutions and strategies.


Format of the day:


10:00- 11:30 Culturally informed assessments in Social Work

11:30-12:00 Comfort Break and Q & A

12:00 – 13:00 The MANDELA model

13:00-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:30 The 4D2P Framework

15:30- 16:00 Q & A, Next Steps, Evaluation

16:00 CLOSE , Directed Reading


Participants will receive

  • Pre course reading

  • Recommended reading

  • Follow up post-delivery Case study for Online Reflective Groups


Training dates


  • Thursday 3rd September 2020

  • Thursday 12th November 2020

  • Thursday 21st January 2021

Dates for online reflective groups will be confirmed shortly.


To book onto the session, please contact Nicole Collins at Nicole.Collins@coventry.gov.uk


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