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Shared endeavour, values in common and a passion for practice

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Fran Leddra (l) and Mark Harvey (r)

Mark Harvey and Fran Leddra are extremely excited to be taking on the role of Chief Social Workers for Adults and to continue the great work Lyn Romeo has led over the last six years.

In this first joint blog since taking up the post, they talk about what social work means to them, the values they share and their aspirations for the profession.

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.

You never stop learning as a social worker - but a good start helps

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Nicola Shawyer on her graduation day, throwimg her mortar board high in the air and smiling

Our Chief Social Worker for Adults Lyn Romeo recently attended the London Borough of Bexley Adult Social Work forum where she met consultant social worker, Nicola Shawyer. Nicola's story of continuous professional development to improve her practice, that of the students she supervises, and its impact on improving outcomes for vulnerable people, is exemplified in an innovative induction pack of her own devising. Social workers in training? Start here!

Lessons learned from the named social worker programme

This week sees the launch of the final publications of the Named Social Worker programme, launched by the Department of Health and Social Care two years ago and involving nine local authorities from across England over its two phases. Next …