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Training and development in children's social care

See what training opportunities are available to support your learning and development.

We offer an excellent range of opportunities through a combination of internal and external partners as well as commissioned providers, including:

  • In-house Signs of Safety training
  • Internal training programmes facilitated by the Workforce Development Group
  • Making Research Count
  • South East London Teaching Partnership
  • Research in Practice
  • Lewisham Children’s Safeguarding Board
  • eLearning
  • Early Professional Development
  • Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (Lewisham ASYE Academy)
  • Pathways Programmes (Frontline)
  • 1-1 Coaching
  • ILM courses for managers and many, many more.
  • Team manager and aspiring team managers programmes and many more.

Goldsmiths partnership

We are part of the South East London Teaching Partnership (SELTP) and are working with Goldsmiths, University of London, to improve the teaching of social work and improve the standards of qualified practitioners in the south-east London area.

The teaching partnership aims to drive up standards and understanding for front-line social workers and academics researching the area.

If you're a social worker at Lewisham Council, you can apply for many courses and post-qualifying courses at Goldsmiths, University of London. You can also enjoy free continuous professional development opportunities, designed by social work practitioners and academics, to improve standards in social work education.