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Black Country Branch - Relationship based Practice in Children’s Social Work

BASW 80-20 Campaign Event Series, sponsored by the Centre for Social Work Practice

The BASW England Black Country Branch & the University of Wolverhampton are proud to present their contribution to the 80-20 Campaign series of events, sponsored by the Centre for Social Work Practice.


In this session, we will be speaking about Relationship Based Practice in Children’s Social Work as part of the BASW England 80-20 Campaign. This event will look at children’s social work practice with potential learning outcomes for all social workers.

About the Speaker

Robin Solomon is a Trustee and Deputy Chair of the Centre for Social Work Practice. She is a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and prior to joining the Tavistock she worked for 16 years as a senior lecturer at Brunel University teaching social work. Her special interests are in fostering and adoption and children’s mental health. She currently works as an independent staff consultant in social care, residential and CAMHS services.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand what Relationship Based Practice is.
  • Learn how to enhance outcomes for people receiving services.
  • Identify how ways to strengthen your Social Work practice.

About the 80-20 Campaign

We are campaigning to reverse the current trend which sees children and families social workers spending just 20 per cent of their time in direct contact with families. Our survey has revealed that BASW England members feel more of their time should be spent building relationships with families and with less of their time on administrative and process driven activities.

About the Centre for Social Work Practice

The Centre for Social Work Practice are committed to ensuring that reflective practice, with its focus on relationships, takes its rightful place not only in social work practice, but also in professional development and in the curriculum at all levels of qualifying and post-qualifying training.

Light refeshments will be provided