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Effective partnership working

Key principles of partnership and collaboration between employers and higher education providers

The Social Work Task Force fully recognised the importance of partnerships between employers and universities, working together in the delivery of good quality training and development for social workers in:

• Initial social work training
• Continuing professional development (CPD)
• Workforce supply

The Social Work Reform Board (SWRB) undertook to develop a national framework setting out expectations, responsibilities and accountability mechanisms to underpin local arrangements and developed four partnership principles, with resources, to support their implementation.