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Best practice in supporting social workers return to social work practice.

Best practice in supporting social workers return to social work practice.

Social Work England: Social Work week event 

Local authorities across the country continue to struggle to recruit experienced social workers.

This seminar will be sharing learning from the training and development programme delivered for social workers returning to social work practice. We will explore the benefits of such programmes, and how they can aid recruitment.

We shall be reflecting on what works, sharing our successes from the training programme, and hear from previous participants.

This seminar will be of benefit to social workers wishing to return and employers of social workers

Who can attend?
All qualified social workers who would like to know more about returning to social work practice, having left the register and wish to re-register, or those who are registered and need support with getting back into practice.

Employers of social workers who would like to find out how they can tap into this untapped workforce

Facilitators: Carol Stewart

Carol is Director of Chinara Enterprises ltd, and a registered social worker of over 25 years. She has been managing learning and development programmes for the LGA Return to Social Work national programme She is also a senior workforce development consultant, and the company has been delivering CPD for social workers for 15 years

Professor Jil Manthorpe and James Blewett of Kings College London

Suzanne Hudson: Senior Advisor: Workforce and Policy : The Local Government Association

Members of the Chinara Enterprises team and previous participants will also be sharing their experience

Best practice in supporting social workers return to social work practice.

CPD peer reflection workshop

All social workers registered with Social Work England are required to maintain and evidence their CPD before the annual renewal deadline in November each year.

From  1st December 2021 the following changes have been made about meeting the CPD requirements:

To meet the CPD requirements, you must record:

  • a minimum of 2 pieces of CPD, including
  • at least one piece of CPD with a peer reflection.

This event aims to :
Provide a reflective space for you to reflect on your CPD. The session will enable you to

  • Discuss what you have learnt from completing CPD, using one of your own examples
  • the positive impact the CPD activity has had (or will have) on your role, practice and the people you work with

Attending this event will not only support you in meeting the requirements for peer reflection, but will also count as 1 of the 2 pieces of CPD you are required to undertake

To prepare for this event, please come prepared with at least one piece of CPD you have undertaken

Who can attend ?
All registered Social Workers

Facilitator : Carol Stewart

Carol is Director of Chinara Enterprises ltd, and a registered social worker of over 25 years. She has been running these events for a number of years and supporting social workers in meeting the CPD requirements for the social work regulator.

What social work means to me: Working effectively with young people at risk of child criminal exploitation

What social work means to me: Working effectively with young people at risk of child criminal exploitation

Chinara Enterprises Ltd is pleased to be hosting this seminar as part of Social Work England’s,  Social Work Week.

Social Work Week event March 2022

Chinara Enterprises Ltd is pleased to be hosting this seminar as part of Social Work England’s,  Social  Work  Week.

This seminar will be exploring the theme of “What social work means to me”, through exploring effective ways to engage with young people at risk of criminal  exploitation.

Participants will get the opportunity to hear directly from someone with lived experience of the criminal justice system who is now using his experience to support young people, and enable practitioners who work with young people to examine how they can effectively engage with young people.

Trainer: Tanayah Sam : presented by Chinara Enterprises Ltd

Tanayah Sam is an entrepreneur, author and urban youth specialist who has a broad, multi-perspective experience of the British Criminal Justice system.

Tanayah is a former member of one of Birmingham’s most notorious gangs and a reformed offender.

Upon his release from prison, Tanayah dedicated the remainder of his life to helping as many people as possible who are on the cusp of, or directly involved in Gang Labelled Offending, to turn their lives around.

As a result of his tireless work, Tanayah has presented to over 20,000 people to pursue positive, constructive lifestyles in secondary education, employment, training, or further education.

His transformation has led him to working in 16 jails across England and Wales. Tanayah became a key holder in most of the 16 jails and some were jails in which he had previously served time. His wealth of experience on both sides of the fence has given him the skills to be one of the country’s leading experts on Gang Labelled Offending and Criminal Exploitation.

Tanayah has delivered CPD to civil servants and practitioners on Child Criminal Exploitation, Gangs, Youth Violence and Social Media, and they continue to deliver the training nationwide.

​TSA Sports and Education C.I.C was formed by Tanayah as a non-profit organisation that supports the development of young people through the medium of sports and education. As well as achieving national prominence, Taniyah’s work has received international recognition.


This workshop  will enable social workers and any professional who works with young people to gain a better understanding of how to engage and keep safe children and young people who are at risk of criminal exploitation

Participants will hear from people with lived experience of the criminal justice system, t to help better understand the triggers, risks and tools to effectively engage

Learning outcomes

 By the end of the session participants will :

  1. Understand the meaning behind “On road ideology: which is a set of ideas and values and ideas that inform the way young people socially interact and make money
  2. Have a better understanding of the local and national picture with regards to serious youth violence.
  3. The role of social workers in enabling young people to make safe choices, and effective partnership working
  4. Explore how one’s own values can impact on effective engagement and communication

Who can attend ?

Social workers, youth workers, and those working with children and  young people

Date: Monday 14th March 2022

Time: 4.30-6.30 pm

Where: online Link will be sent with confirmation

This event is free to attend as part of Social Work Week


Effective working together to safeguarding children and families

Effective working together to safeguarding children and families

A reflective discussion and examination of some of the most recent criminal trials relating to child deaths.

To provide a space to reflect on lessons learnt and examine best practice in child safeguarding.

Recent reports of some of the deaths of children as a result of abuse and neglect, have once again highlighted some concerns about systemic failures within children’s social care, with much of the media focussing on the role of social workers, and not acknowledging the role of others. .

At a time when local authorities are struggling to recruit social workers, as a result of increased pressure on front  line services, this seminar will provide an opportunity to reflect on  the public perception of social workers, and the impact this has on personal and professional resilience for social workers.

It will provide a space for delegate to reflect on how they can continue to safeguard families especially during a pandemic

Who should attend?

This is for social workers/social care staff at all levels who work with children and families.

Date: Monday 7th  February 2022 6pm-7.30

Where: Online: Zoom link to be sent

Facilitators : James Blewett,  Independent trainer and consultant: James is an experienced qualified and registered social worker who has great experience in CPD and practice mentoring. James has run London Making Research (MRC) King’s College London for over 10 years and is widely respected in the London social work workforce sector. He brings a wealth of experience in supporting individual social workers and offering them guidance about practice and professional conduct.

Fee: Members £15 + VAT  total £18.00

Non members £25 + VAT : total £30                                                                                                       

Chinara Enterprises networking event

Chinara Enterprises networking event

Come along and meet the team behind Chinara Enterprises Ltd

After nearly a year and a half of not being able to meet in person, we are really excited to be hosting our first live event this year.

An opportunity to meet the team, talk to us about your CPD requirements, and meet other members and our supporters.

We have reserved an area at the Hilton Hotel, London Islington,  53 Upper Street Islington I London N1 0UY I United Kingdom

We shall have a free drinks reception, ( limited free drinks, Wine, beer or soft drinks only) first come first served.

We shall be at Community Care Live earlier in the day, so if you are attending, then why not come along straight after the event, as it is right next to the venue !