On the 10.07.19 the Summer PELP day was held at Bournemouth University and over 50 practice educators and practice supervisors from across the teaching partnership signed up to work and learn together with Service Users, colleagues and academics.
We heard from a Social Worker who shared her powerful story of having been in care herself and how this was now influencing her practice. We learned what services BU can offer students whilst on placement to support their mental health and wellbeing in a holistic way. Alex Hurley, LPC shared the outcomes of his focus group with students on their final placement with BCP and considered the great responsibility that we have as practice educators for future Social Workers and their learning. Dr Mel Hughes challenged us as professionals to use the voices of Service Users in our practice and do Social Work with them, not to them! Our Wiltshire Colleagues Hayley Pert and Louise Downes offered great insight how Service Users can offer meaningful input into observations of students practice.
In groups, co facilitated by LPCs and Service Users from the PIER partnership we then explored how we can seek feedback for holistic assessments on students.
All this inspiring work will be evaluated and pulled together for a practice guide for practice educators. Exciting opportunities for the Teaching Partnership!
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