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Making the most of the Practice Supervisor Development Programme

In order to embed their learning and to continue developing their skills after the Practice Supervisor Development Programme, supervisors need support and encouragement from their organisations.

Costs, complexity and compassion

Leaders of services across the children’s and adults’ sector are navigating difficult decisions in which three factors loom large – the cost of meeting people’s needs, the complexity of people’s lives and the interconnectedness of solutions, and the moral imperative to ensure that services and systems are grounded in compassion.

Place, space and time: Reflections on the bespoke Practice Supervisor Development Programme

Providing Practice Supervisors with a place, space and time to learn, develop, reflect and network with other social workers, away from the workplace, is an incredibly valuable backdrop to the Practice Supervisor Development Programme.

Understanding resilience in social work students

Social work is a challenging career. What psychological factors are associated with resilience in trainee social workers? Dr Louise Bunce at Oxford Brookes University has led new research to find out.

Cafcass resources to support continuing professional development

Location should not be a barrier to accessing learning resources. The nature of Cafcass’ work means that their Library Information Service comprehensively covers both public and private law, as well as resources to support the continuing professional development of staff across an organisation.

Critically reflective practice

Making good judgements with and for people is the essence of social care. Time to reflect, time to think, time to use wisdom and expertise, time to consult with colleagues, time to look at research is not a luxury.

The Camden model of social work

25 February 2019, Research in Practice Admin

Camden Children’s Services, together with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, is working to develop and embed a systemic model of social work. Read about the programme, including impact and tips to support whole system change.

Reflective one-to-one development sessions

4 February 2019, Research in Practice Admin

Up to 700 newly-appointed Practice Supervisors will be participating in the Department for Education funded Practice Supervisor Development Programme. In this blog, Lisa Thornton focuses on the reflective one-to-one development sessions that were offered as a follow up from the programme.

Reflections from the Practice Supervisor Development Programme

3 December 2018, Research in Practice Admin

Up to 700 newly-appointed Practice Supervisors will be participating in the Department for Education funded Practice Supervisor Development Programme. In this blog Suzi Rockett, Social Work Practice Development Manager in Barnsley Council, discusses her experience in the programme pilot.

Showing our workings out – an update on the PSDP so far

24 October 2018, Research in Practice Admin

As the first stage of the Practice Supervisor Development Programme begins, Dez Holmes shares our journey so far and emerging messages from multiple sources of knowledge.

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