There are many complex reasons why placements run into difficulty. Whether it is the student fails the placement, the placement fails the student, the practice teacher fails the student, the student fails themselves and/or the University/College fails or upholds all. There are professional standards, reputations, academic policies and procedures at stake, notwithstanding the protection of the service user as the central concern. This CPD event presents examples from actual practice failures and two from portfolio failures. Analyses and reports are shared from initial difficulties and procedural organization, through to the forensics of final decision. Participants may also be interested in a ‘what happened next’ section.
Come and share your own views on this challenging subject.
This joint event is a collaboration between the National Practice Teachers Initiative in Social Work and the IASW. For information about the Network, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Marguerita McGovern, MA, CQSW is currently Adjunct Lecturer on the MA Social Work, National University of Ireland, Galway. She has extensive past experience as Practice Learning Coordinator and Lecturer on the NUIG / MSW programme and has published ebooks and articles on a number of social work placement topics.