Social Work, Social Care and Community Studies

Welcome to the Sheffield Hallam University Social Work practice placement site for students and educators.

Welcome to the Sheffield Hallam University Social Work practice placement site for students and educators. This site has been developed to provide easily accessible information about supervision, support, assessment and all the placement processes for both students and educators. Contact details are available for the Social Work placement team if you require more information and /or support please refer to the 'Team & Contact Details' link within each course site.

Covid-19 - Public Health England and Sheffield Hallam University advice

Follow this link to Public Health England and Sheffield Hallam University advice (DOCX, 35.5KB) in word format, including Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs); this information is also available in PDF format here (PDF, 177KB). This information complements communications shared directly with students on course  BlackBoard sites.

If you have symptoms of covid-19 (link to external website), or suspect that you may have covid-19, YOU MUST NOT ATTEND YOUR PLACEMENT.

If you attend your placement while you have symptoms of covid-19 you will put service users/ clients/ patients and staff at risk of covid-19 infection.  Please read the requirements for safe practice and avoiding harm to service users/ clients/ patients in the professional codes of conduct and ethics for your future profession:

Visit the NHS website for information about when and how to self-isolate (link to external website).

Updated guidance from Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) 

  • DHSC has updated its List of essential workers and those prioritised for testing (England only). This list makes it explicit that health and social care students on placement should be regarded as critical (essential) workers and be given the same priority access to Covid tests as other health and social care workers.
  • The Government has confirmed that for the purpose of essential travel to clinical placement and in the event of any future need for accessing keyworker places, health and social care students on placement can self-declare as critical (essential) workers
  • The National Lockdown Government Guidance states that students who are undertaking training and study for social work should return to face to face learning as planned - National lockdown: Stay at Home - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
  • The UK Government has confirmed access to schools or educational settings for children of critical (essential) workersEducation and Childcare during Coronavirus.

Contacting the Social Work and Social Care Team

If you need to contact a member of the Social Work and Social Care Team, you can find email and telephone contact details here.

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