Centre for Social Work Practice

Promoting relationship-based practice within social work.

We are committed to ensuring that reflective practice, with its focus on relationships, takes its rightful place not only in social work practice, but also in professional development and in the curriculum at all levels of qualifying and post-qualifying training.

Upcoming events

Oct 07 Turning a blind eye: Social work, David Cameron and wilful neglect. Where do we go from here?

Sir James Matthew Building, Conference Centre, Itchen Lecture Theatre, Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton SO14 0YN

The recent Conservative government threats towards social workers' liberty in the face of 'wilfully neglectful' actions is the latest form of attack on our profession. Such experiences are dispiriting and disempowering. Presenter: Dr. Gillian Ruch, Professor of Social Work and Social Care University of Sussex. Read more

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Recent publications

Paper A Report from the Centre for Social Work Practice on Reflective Practice Group Models in Social Work

CfSWP | 2015

One of CfSWP’s key commitments is to the development of reflective practice in the profession. To further this end CfSWP commissioned what appears to be the first review of reflective practice group models in the UK. We hope this will be of interest to colleagues in both Social Work and Social Care. We welcome approaches from others who are interested in developing their or their organisations practice in this area. Read more

With thanks to our patrons: Professor Eileen Munro, and The Earl of Listowel. Read more