The West Midlands Teaching Partnership
What are Social Work Teaching Partnerships?
The Department for Education introduced Social Work Teaching Partnerships in 2014 to help improve the quality of practice, learning and continuing professional development for social work students and practitioners.
Teaching Partnerships are employer led and help ensure that pre and post-qualifying education is contemporary and reflects the needs of Children, Adults and Families.
Social Work Teaching Partnerships are defined as:
“An accredited collaboration between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and employers which delivers high quality training for social work students and qualified practitioners and equips them to practise to specified standards in statutory settings.”
To achieve excellence in social work education and professional practice through a research-led and evidence based approach.
We will build on and utilise the collective strengths of our partners to ensure the West Midlands is leading pre and post-qualifying social work education, ensuring we attract, develop and retain highly skilled social work practitioners to support our diverse region.
Our Aims & Objectives
To support our strategic vision, we aim to:
Raise the standard and consistency for entrants onto social work programmes, ensuring all students demonstrate the attributes, values and resilience to thrive in social work.
The West Midlands Social Work Teaching Partnership aim is to improve and maintain high standards of social work education through research and practice.
We have identified three priority areas to support our strategic vision: