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Collaborating for excellence in
social work

WHO ARE WE

The Partnership is made up of six local authorities: Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey and Islington Councils, the charity Norwood and Middlesex University.

PRACTITIONERS INTO ACADEMIA

Practitioners share their expertise, knowledge, skills and experience by supporting teaching, interview panels and assessment panels of students on both the BA and MA Social Work programmes.

ACADEMICS INTO PRACTICE

Academics have the opportunity to observe practice in specific areas to influence the curriculum and ensure social work students are trained to the highest standards.

SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE AND EXCHANGE FORUMS

Each Partner shares best practice and learning on specific projects /models/developments they have undertaken in specialist areas to find workable solutions to social work challenges.

MENTORING PROGRAMME

The mentoring scheme is offered to match students with experienced social workers who may have encountered similar challenges, and is aimed at overcoming these disadvantages, by focussing on career development, networking and skills for success.

ONLINE TRAINING PROGRAMME

Flexible training to respond to practice needs / issues arising. Sessions are delivered as a webinar or as an interactive session dependant on the learning needs.

COACHING PROGRAMME FOR NQSWS

A tailored programme to coach NQSWs through specific operational scenarios.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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OUR VALUES

We are driven by a set of shared goals and values of being people-focused; collaborative and creative, with the aim of building sustainable change in social work education and practice. We believe in leading by example, being respectful and open in sharing and valuing the expertise of all stakeholders.

OUR MISSION

The Partnership offers clear and cohesive progression pathways at all levels of the workforce and recognises the need to support aspiring managers and expert practitioners as a way of driving up standards and confidence in the workforce, promoting pride in our
profession.

OUR VISION

To become an internationally recognised centre of excellence and innovation in social work practice and education. To nurture and promote talented students, social workers and managers so we become destination employers where people aspire to work.

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