Programme Directors and Practice Learning Coordinators from the six social work education providers wish to extend a sincere thank you to practice teachers, their colleagues, and teams for providing such excellent support to our social work students on placement. While we have always valued your essential contribution to social work education, we are particularly grateful for your exceptional efforts to continue to provide placements during the Covid-19 Pandemic. We have been hugely impressed by the solidarity, creativity, and collegiality you have shown to ensure our students continue to get their practice experience at a time when you and your services have been under unprecedented pressure. While presenting great challenges, the pandemic has also created new opportunities for us to collaborate together nationally and within our regions and we hope that we can build on and continue our partnership working into the future.
From social work education providers at UCC, SIT, TCD, NUIM, UCD, and NUIG.