NLSWTP Online Forum: Current Challenges In Social Work Practice
This interactive session will be hosted by Dr. Lucille Allian, Director of Social Work Programme, Middlesex University and Naomi Soetendorp, FHEA , Practice Education Manager, London Borough of Islington.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERs
Dr. Lucille Allain has much experience in local authority social work as a senior manager and social worker in child and family social work and continues to stay in touch with practice as a Fostering and Permanency Panel Vice Chair in the tri-borough. Dr. Allain developed and co-leads the MA/MBA Leadership and Management Programme (social work) funded by the NLSWTP and has experience of coaching and supporting social work colleagues with extensive experience of change management and working across disciplines.
Her research interests are in relation to: Looked After Children, Care Leavers, Fostering and Special Guardianship plus Family Support and Safeguarding.
Naomi Soetendorp qualified as a social worker in 2001, she has specialised in practice education and critical reflective supervision since 2016. Naomi has extensive experience in Children and Families Social Work, working in various teams including Referral and Assessment, Child Protection, Looked After Children and Kinship Assessment. Naomi studied ‘Psychodynamic Social Work’ at the Tavistock Centre and ‘Systemic Social Work’ at the Institute of Family Therapy. She holds a MA in Social Work Research and Evaluation from the University of Sussex, where she researched the impact of court work on newly qualified social workers.
Naomi currently oversees all student placements, including the Step Up and Frontline programmes she also leads the London Borough of Islington’s ASYE programme. Naomi is a Higher Specialist Social Worker and a NAAS Accredited Practice Supervisor.
AIMS OF THE SESSION
To give attendees the opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings in a safe space.
Increase practitioners’ awareness and understanding on current issues.
Attendees will have an opportunity to network and have thought provoking conversations with colleagues across The Partnership
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WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Due to the limited spaces available, if this event is oversubscribed, places will be shared between Partner organisations. We ask that participants who sign up to this event to save the date in their diary however, seven days before the event a final confirmation email (to include joining instructions) will be sent to participants who have been guaranteed a place to attend the session.
*This session is open to social workers and staff working in social care across the Teaching Partnership (Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington Councils and Norwood).