Social Work Education - Placement Guarantee
In recognition of the importance of social work practice placements, the Directors of Children's Services in all eight boroughs have made a firm commitment that each front-line team will provide at least one final placement in each academic year. As the final placement before qualification, it is intended that it will be both demanding and rewarding so that students are thoroughly prepared for the role of a newly qualified social worker within Children's Services.
In addition, each non-frontline team will offer at least one placement in each academic year.
All team managers have been made aware of this commitment and of their responsibility to support the process. Each has been has been provided with a copy of the Placement Guarantee leaflet by the practice learning coordinator in their authority. Placement provision will be reviewed annually and the figures confirmed for the coming academic year.