Theory to Practice Sessions

Students attend a ‘Theory to Practice’ sessions designed to support students in applying and understanding theoretical frameworks to their practice. Students are asked to present cases and these are used to demonstrate the application of different social work theories. Students are encouraged to consider how to apply appropriate knowledge, skills, legislation, policy and values including anti discriminatory practice to their own practice.
Discussions of current events of relevance to the client group are also used to raise awareness of the wider impact of sexual exploitation. Students are encouraged to research and discuss relevant topics in relation to sexual exploitation and as a result critically discuss the social work role. Recent high profile cases discussed have included the Philpotts, Jimmy Saville and Stuart Hall .Students have been involved in developing presentations, participating in group debates and critically analyzing relevant social work news. These group sessions also include discussions about boundaries and values and include exercises which facilitate discussion and develop deeper understanding.