Developing Together Social Work  Teaching Partnership

The Black Voice of Social Work Discussion Groups and Celebrating Black Voices Event 2024 / 2025

Celebrating Black Voices

10:00 am – 11:30 am

Thursday 17th of October 2024

Please join us to Celebrate Black History Month

We will hear from our inspirational colleagues as they speak to the theme and share their individual experiences. 

Sharon Evans, Lead Partnership Practice Consultant will close the event with a presentation.

Please see the CPD Brochure for joining links.

Discussion Groups

All our partner agencies are taking practical action to address the role that they and the social work profession must play in addressing injustice and racism on an ongoing basis. To support this, the Teaching Partnership Team are continuing to co facilitate Discussion Groups – “The Black Voice of Social Work”. All sessions will be led and co-facilitated by Black colleagues from across the Teaching Partnership. They will be supported by Ulrike Nebel from the Partnership team. 

Fighting racism requires an ongoing joint effort and white allyship and creating awareness is key to achieving positive change, therefore these groups welcome anyone committed to anti-racism and to learning from Black colleagues/each other.

After a brief presentation from the facilitators, you will have the opportunity to discuss the topic in small groups. You will be invited to share feedback from these small groups, which may highlight learning that could support organisations to continue to develop their anti-racist commitment. Themes will be anonymised and shared with the Cross TP Equality, Diversity and Inclusion group to discuss how positive change can be achieved across our partnership.

10:00 am – 11:30 am

Thursday 11th of July 2024

Thursday 12th of September 2024

Thursday 14th of November 2024

Thursday 16th of January 2025

Thursday 20th of March 2025

Please see the CPD Brochure for joining links.

Co-facilitators needed!

We are still  looking for new co-facilitators to join!  We are looking for more Black* colleagues to join the group – we strongly feel that the more diverse our group is, the more interesting our reflection points would be. This would allow us to have discussions on new and important issues, and will ensure continued sustainability of the group. 

You do not have to have experience of delivering presentations, and this will support you to develop your delivery skills. The main commitments would be:

Please discuss with your manager in the first instance, but anyone who is interested should contact us at: or you can contact

* Please note that by ‘Black’, we mean anyone who identifies as a person of colour