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PSS takes part in Social Work Week’s ‘strongest line up to date’

We’re excited to announce that PSS is delivering two events on the official Social Work England schedule for this year’s Social Work Week. Now in its fourth year, Social Work England has dubbed this year’s schedule the ‘strongest line up to date’.

What is Social Work Week?

Social Work Week is a programme of events from Social Work England, the social work sector, and people with lived experience of social work.

Social Work Week 2024 will take place from Monday 18th to Friday 22nd March, and will bring people together to learn, connect, and influence change.  The week will build on the previous discussions in past years. This includes recognising World Social Work Day on Tuesday 19th March.

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Who is Social Work Week for?

Social Work Week is aimed at all those with an interest in social work in England, including:

  • social workers, including those practising and those looking to return to the profession
  • people with lived experience of social work
  • social work students
  • employers of social workers
  • social work educators
  • organisations with an interest in or influence on social work
  • government and policy officials
  • stakeholder and partner organisations
  • Social Work England employees

About the PSS Shared Lives sessions

PSS are delivering two free, bitesize, online sessions:

The first session is co-hosted with Social Work England for their headline event schedule. That’s happening on Monday 18th March and is all about how Shared Lives is transforming support for care-experienced young people who are about to turn 18, facing the ‘care cliff’, and aren’t quite ready to leave their foster families yet

Shared Lives gives children leaving care an incredible safety net, allowing them to move in with one of our Shared Lives carers and get the support they need to flourish into adulthood. Or, the young person’s foster carers can become Shared Lives carers, and keep on supporting them.

Our second, independently run session will happen on Wednesday 20th March and is all about how Shared Lives can help hospitals deal with the challenge of discharging patients quickly and safely.

Shared Lives gives people leaving hospital the chance to go and live with one of our Shared Lives carers and these carers can support them while they get back on their feet again. It’s a great way to give people their confidence back, and help prevent bed blocking for our NHS.

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