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.

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Upcoming events

Oct 16 Child Protection Now-Munro Three Years On is now FULL with a waiting list. If you have booked and cannot attend please e-mail Simone Silverstein at SSilverstein@tavi-port.nhs.uk, so your place can be offered to another delegate.

The Tavistock Centre, 120 Belsize Lane London - 5th Floor Lecture Theatre, 5.30pm-8.00pm

This collaboration between the Centre for Social Work Practice, The Journal of Social Work Practice, The Tavistock Policy Seminars and Kids Company aims to provide continuing professional development for all practitioners working with children and young people. Read more

Latest news

May 30 Consultation Response to Department for Education Proposals: Powers to delegate children's social care functions.

These proposals are published without reference to any research or evaluation that provides evidence to justify them. In particular, while not specified, the new 'freedoms' proposed appear to include the delegation of statutory child protection responsibilities, and the Centre for Social Work Practice Trustees and Operational Management Group views this with grave concern. Read more

Recent publications

paper The potential significance of the supervisory relationship in practice education

Dr Michelle Lefevre | 2014

Following a recent joint partnership event between UCS, The Centre for Social Work Practice, Suffolk County Council and Essex County Council. The Practice Education Conference 'Innovations in Social Work Practice Education: Utilising Relationship Based Practice' was held on June 5th 2014 in Suffolk and we are pleased to be able to share with you the presentation delivered by Dr Michelle Lefevre; "The potential significance of the supervisory relationship in practice education". Read more