Social Work Methodology: Implementing a unified theory of practice, 13th July 2017, London

In partnership with Hertfordshire County Council and the London Borough of Islington with the Spring Consortium


We would like to invite you to an interactive session focusing on the practical learning from projects that have been implementing a unified theory of practice (for example strengths based methods). This will consider practice across all social work services including multidisciplinary teams.

The event will involve a number of projects funded by the Innovation Programme including Hertfordshire’s ‘Family Safeguarding’ project and Islington’s ‘Doing What Counts and Measuring What Matters’ project. Additional practitioners will talk about taking these innovations forwards elsewhere. There will also be reflections from the evaluators on the learning from the projects. We will explore the evidenced based benefits of adopting a common approach for improving services and effective ways of implementing this across disciplines and services.

Who should attend?

This participatory workshop is for Assistant Directors, Heads of Service, Principle Social Workers and colleagues from other disciplines who are interested in learning more about the impact of, and the implementation of, a common approach across all children’s social work services.

The purpose of the workshop

• To learn from innovation projects who have implemented a common approach/specific methodology across their services
• To learn about the impact of these approaches and the evidence provided by the evaluation reports highlighting the benefits including value for money
• To learn about opportunities and barriers, and consider how these methodologies can be implemented and used

Date, time & location

Date: 13th July 2017
Time: 10.30 – 15.30
Location: Islington, London (venue details will be shared in the confirmation email)

Booking your place

Spaces for the event are limited so to register your interest in attending please email with your details (name, position and email address) clearly stating the event title (Social Work Methodology) in the subject of the email.

Please confirm your interest by Friday 30th June 2017 and then we will confirm your place via email.

An agenda and further details for the event will be shared with attendees in advance. In the interest of fostering learning within the sector we would like to share your contact details with other attendees. Please let us know if you would prefer us not do so.