Social Work Online Taster Session - New Beginnings: Working holistically with families who are in the child protection process

Saturday 27 March 2021, 10:30am to 12:00pm


Live Online

Open to

Applicants, Prospective Undergraduate Students


Free to attend - registration required

Registration Info

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Event Details

An online taster session for anyone interested in studying Social Work at University

Event Description

This online taster session provides an introduction to studying Social Work at Lancaster University. It also offers the opportunity to ask questions to our staff and current Social Work students.

You will learn about the work of New Beginnings which is a programme that our Senior Lecturer, Jadwiga Leigh, has created. Jadwiga realised that many people find being a parent difficult because of issues they have experienced in their own childhood. These factors can affect parents' ability to provide what social care services may refer to as ‘good enough care’. The aim of New Beginnings is to break that cycle by helping them recognise who they are, understand why they parent in the way that they do and develop new skills which can help them progress and move forwards. At the end of the programme, parents have the opportunity to become peers and mentors to the newcomers who join the project.


10:30am – 10:45am: Introductions and introduction to Lancaster University

10:45am – 11:00am: Studying Social Work at Lancaster University, Social Work Bursaries and Placement Information

11:00am – 11:30am: Social Work Taster Session: New Beginnings with Jadwiga Leigh and a peer mentor from the project.

11:30am – 11:55am: Social Work Student Ambassador Q&A Panel

11:55am – 12:00pm: Final comments and close

Contact Details

Name Dr. Martin P. Walker