Social Work Student Placements

Social Work Student Placements

Empowerment has a long history of working with students from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and Lancaster University. We provide placements to student social workers completing a degree or masters in social work, offering short practice placements of 30 days, or longer placements of 80 to 100 days.

We strive to create a valuable learning experience for students who have a placement with us and aim to offer an excellent, safe and supportive environment where there is plenty of opportunity to develop ideas, learn new skills and further your knowledge.

What areas could I be working in?

• Health and Social Care Advocacy
• Self Advocacy for people with learning disabilities
• The Den (Children’s IDVA)

What will my placement involve?
Working with Empowerment will involve working 1:1 with vulnerable adults or children, performing home visits, supporting service users to a range of health and social care appointments (including GP, mental health, care planning, best interests meetings) or assisting people through NHS complaints processes You will be invited to take part in relevant training in safeguarding and advocacy.

If you require further information about a placement with us please contact us highlighting your interest in a social work placement along with your name and contact number.

“I just want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone at Empowerment for making me feel so welcome whilst on placement. It has been an amazing opportunity and experience working with The Den team. I have learnt so much around domestic abuse, the prevalence and the impact it has on these families.”

– Kim Wright, Social work student on placement with our DEN service.

Contact us to find out more information

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Contact us today! Tel: 0300 32 32 100

Local rate call fees apply.

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