Supporting early career development: Children & families Partnership Conference

Supporting early career development: Children & families Partnership Conference

Delivered online using Teams


09:30 - 16:00 Thursday, 21 March 2024


Supporting social workers early in their career is a vital element in retaining and developing a skilled and experienced workforce. This support not only benefits the practitioners involved, but also helps organisations to develop capacity to be relational and person-centred when responding to both the strengths and needs of children and families.

The conference will include sessions on: 

  • Sharing learning from practice on effective support for early career development. 
  • Supporting the career progression of Black and Global Majority colleagues. 
  • Learning from research on effective workforce development. 
  • How we can best support practitioners whose life experience includes social work involvement in their own family lives.  


  • Jonny Hoyle, North Yorkshire Council
  • Matthew Raleigh, London Innovation and Improvement Alliance
  • Marie Fall, Association of Care Experienced Social Workers
  • Nimal Jude, Foundations
  • Richard Devine  
  • Rula Tripolitaki, London Innovation and Improvement Alliance

Designed for 

The Partnership Conference is aimed at people working in children and families’ social care from across the Research in Practice Partner network, including Heads of Service, practice leaders, workforce development leaders, principal social workers, practice educators, team managers and practitioners. 


Each children & families Partner can book up to four places at this conference, request a place by selecting the button above.  

For queries and information please contact our events team by emailing 

This conference will be delivered using MS Teams. Please note adding this event to your calendar does not confirm your place at this event. Details of how to access the event will be sent a week before only to those with a confirmed place. 

Audience Types


Senior leaders

Senior practitioners

Social workers

Strategic leads

Team leaders

Workforce development teams

Principal Social Worker (PSW)

Professional Standards

PQS:KSS - Organisational context | Developing excellent practitioners | Creating a context for excellent practice | Designing a system to support effective practice | Developing excellent practitioners

PCF - Professionalism | Diversity and equality | Contexts and organisations