Support for social workers

Information for social workers and other social care professionals, including training dates.

The vital role of Social Workers

Social workers have a key role to play in supporting the education of children in care but it is important to know you are not alone. Each local authority has a Virtual School Head who is there to monitor, support and advise all those working to ensure the best education outcomes for children in care.  In Suffolk the Personal Education Plan (PEP) is divided into two parts. The child's social worker is responsible for co-ordinating and facilitating the PEP meeting and the child's designated teacher is responsible for completing the online PEP document every term that the child is in care. View the PEP guidance for social workers (PDF, 283KB).

Social Worker Training Events

The Suffolk Virtual School and Education Psychology and Therapy service are administering the following training events following a pilot of various person-centred approaches to Personal Education Plans for Children in Care. The training builds on the current Signs of Safety and Well-being approach to PEP meetings and will equip social workers with the knowledge and skills to facilitate a PEP meeting which is engaging, strengths based and leads to positive outcomes for our children and young people.

Booking is available using CPD online. Select either the Schools Choice or Multi-Agency link before you log in to the system and use the event code to find the course you wish to attend. However, we would rather see you at the training, so if booking is an issue please contact the Virtual School Office letting us know which training event you plan to attend.  

Dates of Social Worker Person-Centred PEP Training for Children in Care

Area Location Date Time CPD Online Code
North Riverside, 4 Canning Road, Lowestoft, NR33 0EQ 15/03/2018 09:30-16:00 SVS18/047

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