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20 March 2023

Return to social work schemes

Professor Manthorpe highlights the value of such schemes for recruitment and retention

Return to social work

As part of Social Work Week, Prof Jill Manthorpe joined a webinar organised by Social Work England that focused on Return to Social Work (RTSW) Practice schemes. Fifty-one participants joined from practice, those undertaking a gap in their careers and employers. The webinar was co-ordinated by Carole Stewart of Chinara Enterprises Ltd, who co-ordinated a recent RTSW programme, Suzanne Hudson of Local Government Association and Yvonne Wright who successfully returned to practice after a break. The event highlighted the need to see returning to social work as very much part of recruitment and retention efforts since they can be cost-effective and supportive of colleagues and people's well-being.

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Prof J Manthorpe 160

Professor Emerita of Social Work