Developing Together Social Work  Teaching Partnership

Virtual Social Work Practice Conference – Tuesday 9 November 2021

Covid 19 has significantly impacted on the working practices in social work and social care. Whilst social workers are now returning to offices and working within the community, it is recognised that social work practice will continue to utilise online working and we will see a more blended approach to engaging and working with people with lived experience in our communities.

This day’s training is for both Adults and Children’s Social Workers to develop their knowledge and skills in engaging both adults and children in social work conversations, assessment and direct work on line. The day will be divided into four workshops:

Session 1 (9:30-11am): Virtual Working – lessons learnt and future practice – an introductory session exploring the context of online working, professional boundaries, confidentiality and ethical issues
Session 2 (11:15am-12:30pm): Working Virtually in Adult Social Care – People with Lived Experience providing their views, digital transformation, guidance and best practice in adult social care
Session 3 (1:30-2:45pm): Case studies on virtual assessments and remote working – challenges and opportunities of hybrid working in adult social care
Session 4 (3:00-4:15pm): Carrying out direct work with children virtually – challenges and opportunities of hybrid working in children’s social care

To register to attend

If you work for one of our primary partner agencies*, please book using this link.

If you work for one of our secondary partner agencies** or an external agency, please book using this link.

*Primary partners are: Achieving for Children, Croydon Adults, Kingston Adults, Merton Adults, Sutton Adults, Sutton Children, NSPCC, Welcare and Kingston University.

**Secondary partners are: Croydon Children, Merton Children, Surrey Children, Richmond & Wandsworth Adults and Wandsworth Children.

Please note that you may attend only part of the day if you wish. In that case, rather than book via Eventbrite, please do email to let us know. If you do not do so, we will not be able to send you the Zoom link, a CPD certificate or the materials from the sessions.