The Olive Stevenson Essay prize was awarded for the first time to Deborah Foote, Senior Practitioner Social Worker at the Centre for Social Work practice AGM on 20th May 16. More news on this to follow.....


CALL FOR PAPERS for a Conference at The University of Sussex in September on Death, Dying and Social Work. Proposals to be received by 17th June 16.

Olive Stevenson Prize for an Essay on Social Work Practice

Olive Stevenson, Professor of Social Work was a wise woman in many respects. As a teacher and writer she had the ability to communicate in a way which connected with social workers and the realities of practice as well as consistently reflecting her understanding and appreciation of the complexities of the lives of children and families. In order to honour and recognise Olive’s significant contribution as a founder, Chair and subsequently a patron of the Centre for Social Work Practice, the Centre will be awarding an essay prize of £300 in Olive’s memory.

CfSWP Launch in Scotland

A launch of the new Scottish regional centre of CfSWP took place on 7.12.15, hosted by the University of Edinburgh, the University of Dundee and the centre.

Are you looking for flexible CPD Training at Masters or Doctoral level?

Are you 2 years qualified as a social worker or an experienced and academically qualified social care worker? Are you looking for flexible CPD Training at Masters or Doctoral level? We are still open for applications to our range of PGCert/PGDip/Masters and Professional Doctorate programmes based at the Tavistock Centre

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.