Practice Note: Supporting Social Work Students with Additional Needs when on Field Placement

Barry Fearnley, Sarah Farah, Roisin McNally, Jade Simpson

Abstract


This practice note focuses on work undertaken at a UK university to support social work students with additional needs when on their field placement. Following a brief introduction, it will provide an overview of social work field placements, illustrate some of the complexities surrounding field placements when social work students have additional needs, and highlight some of the work undertaken. It will conclude with some areas for further development and recommendations. It is hoped that the Practice Note will generate discussions about the importance of supporting social work students with additional needs when on placement and share good practice.  


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References


British Association of Social Workers (BASW) (2018) Professional Capabilities Framework, https://www.basw.co.uk/system/files/resources/BASW%20PCF.%20Detailed%20level%20descriptors%20for%20all%20domains.25.6.18%20final.pdf [Accessed July 2018]

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1921/jpts.v15i3.1166

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