The West Midlands Teaching Partnership is one of 23 accredited social work teaching partnerships funded by the Department for Education to strengthen the quality of education and training for social work students and practitioners across the West Midlands. 

The Teaching Partnership and West Midlands ADCS Network are working in close collaboration to develop a CPD framework to support Social Workers at all levels across Children's Services.

The partnership includes local authorities, children’s trusts, NHS trusts and universities. The partnership reflects the strategic priorities of the West Midlands ADCS Network and the West Midlands Association of Adult Social Services. The partnership is led by principal social workers, workforce development leads and senior academics across children’s and adult services. We bring together practitioners, senior managers, academics, researchers and experts by experience to support us in our work.


To achieve excellence in social work education and professional practice through a research-led and evidence based approach.

We will build on and utilise the collective strengths of our partners to ensure the West Midlands is leading pre and post-qualifying social work education, ensuring we attract, develop and retain highly skilled social work practitioners to support our diverse region.

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