North London Social Work Teaching Partnership

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About the Teaching Partnership

The North London Social Work Teaching Partnership (NLSWTP) is funded by the Department for Education to form a social work teaching partnership between six local authorities, a charity and a university.

The NLSWTP is driven by a set of shared goals and values of being people-focused; collaborative and creative, with the aim of building sustainable change in social work education and practice. NLSWTP leads by example, being respectful and open in sharing and valuing the expertise of all stakeholders.

Service user/carer involvement

The NLSWTP aims for social workers to be trained to the highest standards and individuals who have personal experience of social care services can help to raise the standards of education within social work practice and teaching.

Middlesex University works with service users/carers to advise and strengthen their teaching practices. Their service user/carer group, involve@mdx, has a diverse membership which contributes to activities such as teaching, student recruitment and assessments.

Other Partners are also working with service users and carers within a variety of participation groups and panels to help improve practice. They recognise the value of this contribution, not only within teaching but within service provision.

You can find out more about service user involvement within the NLSWTP by visiting their website.

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