Professional Development Hub (CPD)

As a Teaching Partnership, it goes without saying that we’re committed to workforce development, and to ensuring that our students and our practitioners have the right knowledge and skills to do the job. Within this section of the website, we’ve tried to include a combination of useful CPD links (free e-learning, pod-casts, Ted-Talks etc), downloadable resources and recent reports, alongside updates on current research.

In addition, we’ll be including recordings of the Partnership’s more recent events, and will be adding in a platform which will allow us to deliver live webinars via the website – helping us to sustain CPD delivery, even if we can’t hold as many face-to-face events as we used to.

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Social Care Training

View our most recent resources available across a wide variety of formats:

Video 5 Mins

KSS for Adult Care

Presenter - Christine Laycock, Derbyshire County Council. Filmed Feb 2019

Video 2h33m

Anti-Oppressive Practice Education Seminar

Facilitator - Prospera Tedam Filmed Jan 2021.
Video ~7 mins

Practice Supervisors

Presenter – Sara-Eden Ludwell, Nottinghamshire County Council Filmed – Feb 2019
Video ~12 mins

Overview of the Professional Capabilities Framework

Presenter – Alma Repesa, Derby City Council Filmed – Feb 2019
Online Training 2 - 3 hours

Forced Marriage online training (Virtual College)

Developed with the Forced Marriage Unit of the Foreign Office this course aims to raise awareness, challenge perceptions and inform you of the correct actions to take should you suspect someone is at risk.
PDF 15 mins

Social Media Policy - British Association of Social Workers

Social Media Policy – outlines the professional responsibilities of Social Workers and social work students.

British Association of Social Workers

Webinars, training and online events – available to BASW members.

Social Work England

CPD pages including requirements and registration as well as resources.

Social Care Institute of Excellence

Social Care Online The UK’s largest database of information and research on all aspects of social care and social work.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Social Care Online Guides and resources for both Adult and Children's Social Workers and Trainer's
Slides 15 mins

Defensible Decision Making

Powerpoint slides from D2N2 Training Event

Skills for Care – ASYE Overview


Skills for Care – Support for Assessors and Supervisors

Resources to support assessors and supervisors to embed the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment.


Mencap – Transition into adult services

Information for parents/carers on available options for their children and how things will change moving from children’s to adult services


Children’s Commissioner for Wales

Report from the perspectives of young people, their families and professionals supporting them about what they need and want as they move from childhood to adulthood.


Transition to Adulthood

Short PowerPoint Presentation by Professor Rachel Fyson, University of Nottingham


Onward Transitions from school for young people with learning disabilities

Short PowerPoint Presentation by Professor Rachel Fyson, University of Nottingham


Mencap - How do my family member’s rights change as they become an adult?

Factsheet for parents/carers with information about some of the main changes that will occur when your child moves from childhood to adulthood.


Transitions from residential child care to adult independence: an example of best practice

PowerPoint Presentation by Dr Lisa Warwick, University of Nottingham


Social Care Institute of Excellence – Care Leavers’ Stories

Interview and stories from a unique project interviewing care experienced people.


BASW – Care Leavers Transition to Adulthood

Care Leavers’ views on their transition to adulthood: a rapid review of the evidence.


The Social Matters

Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social issues from their front room. Expect debate and hard hitting real talk with a sprinkle of top drawer humour to keep it moving.


Open access podcasts for professional social care learning - Research in Practice

Aimed at anyone who has an interest in prevalent issues for the sector, Podcasts provide flexible and accessible learning.


The Social Work Tutor

Social Work Tutor, Matt, Tilly and Karen take a lighthearted and humorous look at issues that matter to social workers in the real world. From politics and policies, to dating and ethical dilemmas, there's something for everyone.


Safeguarding Matters – Ann Craft Trust

In each episode host, Nicola Dean, meets with a special guest to chat about some aspect of safeguarding.


Facilitating Voices

A US based podcast discussing difficult topics through the lens of two social workers.


Helpful Social Work Podcast

Series of podcasts presented by Social Workers Gerry Nosowska and Jo Fox exploring a range of social work topics.


National Elf Service

National Elf Service podcasts feature interviews with leading health and social care experts: researchers, clinicians, practitioners and experts by experience.


The King's Fund podcast

A podcast about big ideas in health and care. Talking with experts from The King’s Fund and beyond about the NHS, social care, and all things health policy and leadership. New episodes monthly.


Community Care - Learn on the go

Community Care editors and expert guests discuss the latest research, theories and practice issues, and look at what they mean for social workers


NHS Continuing Healthcare Training Programme

The training programme is designed to enhance and develop the knowledge and application of NHS Continuing Healthcare to all practitioners involved in the breadth of the process and to provide a uniform approach to a national standard.

Website – People Living with Dementia: social work learning resource

Best practice for social workers providing specialist support to people with dementia.


BASW – Practice Educator Professional Standards

Refreshed standards 2020 to promote the development of professional standards in social work education.


BASW – A manual for good social work practice: Supporting adults who have autism

Learning resource for social workers who work with adults who have autism, their carers and families.


Research in Practice for Adults - Supporting outcomes-focused practice

new website from RiPfA which has been developed to support and develop your knowledge, skills and practice in working in an outcomes-focused way. This website is for social workers and all other health and social care practitioners.


Department of Health and Social Care - Knowledge and Skills Statements (KSS) Practice Supervisors: Adults

Post-qualifying standard for adult social work practice supervisors.

Video 14 mins

KSS for Child & Family Practitioners

Presenter – Alison Rawlins, Nottingham City Council

Date- Feb 2019

Website 10 mins

Child Sexual Exploitation Kayleigh's Love Story | Leicestershire Police

Information and video


NSPCC – Serious Case Reviews

Serious Case Reviews


Department of Health and Social Care

Knowledge and Skills Statements for Child and Family Social Work


Trauma Informed Approaches - D2N2 2018 Conference

Trauma informed care: Implications for practice in austere and traumatic times [PDF] - presentation by Stephen Regel 


Trauma Informed Approaches - D2N2 2018 Conference

Trauma-informed mental healthcare in the UK: what is it and how can we further its development?


Trauma Informed Approaches - D2N2 2018 Conference

The Psychological Well-Being-Post Traumatic Changes Questionnaire (PWB-PTCQ):  Reliability and Validty [PDF]


The Home Office - Female Genital Mutilation

Documents that raise awareness of female genital mutilation (FGM) and provide advice on preventative measures.


Parents Protect

Resources for practitioners working with families, to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation



Resources and research from Barnardo’s focusing on the voices of children


Department for Education - Safeguarding

Guidance on information sharing for people who provide safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers.


National Children’s Bureau – Children and adoptive family support with unexpected need.

Understanding the additional needs of young children placed for adoption, and supporting families when needs are unexpected - Practice briefing.


Ofsted - Social Care and early years regulation

This blog looks at the way Ofsted inspects the social care sector: local authority children's services and social care providers, such as children's homes, and early years regulatory work.


The Children’s Society

Resources and training for professionals who work with children - from young carers to those at risk of being exploited, abused, neglected.


Action for Children

Action for Children work to amplify the voices of children and young people, and work to bring lasting change to their lives.


National Children’s Bureau

Information and tools to guide policy and practice development.


Working with pre-pubescent children with sexual behaviour problems

Robert G Tucker’s PowerPoint presentation from Feb 2019 D2N2 training event.


What Works for Children's Social Care

Explore the latest in evidence-based children’s social care with this podcast series


Care to Listen?

Podcast about children’s care experiences from social enterprise Five Rivers Child Care.

Slides 15 min

Cultural competence and child safeguarding e-learning

To support social work practitioners working with families from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds

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General Enquiries

For general Teaching Partnership enquiries, please email the Project Manager for the D2N2 Teaching Partnership, Catherine Williams

News & Events

Having an effective and vibrant partnership depends on everyone taking part – it’s about communication, about sharing, and about YOU! We’re really keen to get as many people as possible involved in our work, to share what they’ve learned, what they’re doing, and what they think

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  • a new project that you’re working on
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  • a conference you’ve heard about, or attended
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