social work education

Making the education of social workers consistently effective

Report of Sir Martin Narey's independent review of the education of children's social workers

Real Lives, real difference: service user and carer involvement in professional education

On the 4 June 2013, eight Scottish universities involved in the Scottish Inter-University Social Work Service User and Carers’ Network, supported by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS), collaborated to produce the first national service user and carer conference aimed at highlighting the importance of involving people who have experience of using social work and/or health services in the education of social workers and other professionals.

This conference report documents the outcomes of the day.

SWEP: video resources

Video resources of Social Work Education Participation (SWEP), which promotes best practice for social work education.

Making Research Count

A national collaborative research dissemination initiative, established by a consortium of universities (including the University of Bedfordshire) and developed by regional centres.

The consortium of universities has a proven track record in social work and social care research, as well as providing social work education at qualifying and post qualifying levels. These common interests provide a foundation to promote '‘knowledge-based practice” in social work and social care.

An introduction to social policy

This set of web pages offers a brief outline of key topics and issues in Social Policy. The material is of the kind which would be tackled in a university course in the subject.

Integrating learning for practice in social work education

This podcast is an interview with Dr. Vivienne Cree on the topic of integrating learning for practice in social work education.

Learning object repositories for social work education

This podcast is an interview with Neil Ballantyne on the topic of learning object repositories for social work education.

New assessment methods in social work education

This podcast is an interview with Dr. Pam Lister on the topic of assessment methods in social work education.