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Lyn Romeo

Lyn Romeo, Chief Social Worker for Adults at the Department of Health.

Opportunities expand for teaching partnerships

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Teaching partnerships, to improve placement opportunities and the quality of learning and development students experience on placement, have been a great success. So much so, government funding, channeled through the Department of Education and the Department for Health and Social Care, is now being expanded.

Carers Week: my personal perspective

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Older carer explains how caring is an every day role.

Lyn Romeo has just returned to her role as Chief Social Worker for Adults, alongside Fran Leddra, following time out to care for her elderly mother who sadly died recently following a long illness. On returning to the role, Lyn finds it highly fitting for her first blog, to be posted during Carers Week.

A message from Lyn Romeo

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Lyn Romeo enjoys a mountain view on a yoga retreat in Australia.

Fran Leddra and Mark Harvey were originally due to end their time as joint Chief Social Workers for Adults (CSWs) in October this year, yet you may have noticed they are still here.That's why they want to share with you an update from Lyn Romeo, the original Chief Social Worker for Adults currently on sabbatical, to explain why and let you know they will be continuing in their roles until March 2021.

Our new social work students will have the best academic support

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Mortar board symbolising academic excellence

It's that time of year again, when new students are settling into their degree programmes and making plans for the academic year ahead. Lyn Romeo, Chief Social Worker for Adults is sending welcome wishes to them and a big thank you to the academic staff teaching them.

All change at the Chief Social Worker for Adults' office

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Lyn Romeo

You may have noticed this blog has changed its title and is no longer in my name, Lyn Romeo.

The reasons for this are threefold: firstly to align with the format of other GOV.UK blogs, secondly to emphasise its main focus, but thirdly to signal a temporary but significant change in my personal and professional circumstances.

Caring in action

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The Carers Action Plan (CAP) and its implementation is a cornerstone of social care policy and social workers have a vital role to play in delivering its benefits.

The Department of Health and Social Care's carers policy team have worked hard to make sure carers have co-produced the Carers Action Plan and the actions within it really do deliver positive differences in their lives.

Our dedicated departmental colleague Anita Wadhawan highlights progress to date...

Transitions: why it’s so important for social workers to be on time

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alarm clock

Chief Social Workers Lyn Romeo and Isabelle Trowler are delighted the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) have published new guidance for social workers supporting young people into adulthood. SCIE’s Hugh Constant has the background.

Introducing the Train the Trainer Supervisor Development Programme

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people around a table

National programme to raise quality and consistency of supervision is officially launched at today's Joint Principal Social Workers Conference hosted by Skills for Care High quality supervision is essential if we are to support social workers to think through the …