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Refreshed Practice Education Standards

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The imminent increase in the role of Social Work England (SWE), for pre-and post-qualifying social workers and the proposed strengthening of the SWE Professional Standards, casts some uncertainty about the future of valued standards and frameworks such as; PCF, PEPS and QAPL. 

This webinar will provide a context for the development of practice educator training in England, with a key focus on the refreshed PEPS guidance introduced in the summer of 2022. Participants will get the opportunity to explore these changes and consider the impact for social work stakeholders.



By the end of the course, delegates will:

  • Explore notions of vulnerability and childhood and how these are applied to some children more than others;
  • Understand the broad concepts of intersectionality and adultification;
  • Identify ways to guard against adultification in practice;
  • Review findings from serious case reviews relating to child criminal exploitation.



Dr. Jennifer Burton is currently the Chair of BASW Professional Capabilities and Development group. She works with several Universities as an Academic Advisor and Associate Assessor. Dr. Burton’s roots remain within social work practice education, and she continues to practice as an Independent Practice Educator and a Practice Educator Professional Standards (PEPS) Mentor/Assessor. 

Dr. Burton is an External Examiner at Kingston University for all BA, MA and Step-Up social work practice education modules. She also works with Oxford Brookes University as an Associate Assessor and Tutor for the Health and Social Care Commissioning courses. 

This eclectic mix of roles and responsibilities enables Dr Burton to have an objective and informed overview of social work education. She appreciates the fast pace of change for the profession and awareness of Child Exploitation in the business community such as: hotels, licenced premises, taxi companies, shops and care homes.



*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).*