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Hampshire County Council welcomes requests for student Social Work placements and will make every effort to accommodate requests received.

However, acceptance will be dependent on a number of things, including and not limited to:
  • sufficient staffing
  • resource limitations within the placement area
  • demand for shadowing placements at any given time and allocations agreed with certain universities
  • Students must not work with close family or friends as this will not provide them with a realistic placement experience.
  • We do not encourage universities to approach Hampshire County Council teams directly, however, if this does occur the Professional Development Team should be contacted directly, to allow the process to be co-ordinated centrally. Contact the Professional Development Team direct.

If you are a university looking to place a student within HCC or an Operational team looking for more information, please contact the Professional Development Team directly

For further information on the placement process, please see our Placement Protocol Microsoft Word 229kB


Information for Universities

Hampshire County Council welcomes requests for student placements and will make every effort to accommodate requests received.

However, acceptance will be dependent on a number of things, including and not limited to:

  • sufficient staffing
  • resource limitations within the placement area
  • demand for shadowing placements at any given time and allocations agreed with certain universities.

Hampshire County Council have a commitment to provide placements to our three partner Universities in Hampshire :

  • Solent
  • Winchester
  • Portsmouth

Hampshire County Council will provide (approximately) 30 placements each Jan and September.

Employment Based Social Work Training Programme students funded by Hampshire County Council to attend the Open University will receive priority over placements in January and will be included in the 30 placements.

We do not encourage universities to approach Hampshire County Council teams directly, however, if this does occur the Professional Development Team should be contacted, to allow the process to be co-ordinated centrally.

For further, more detailed information and guidance for universities on the placement process, please see our Placement Protocol Microsoft Word 229kB

 

Information for Adult Services teams on supporting student placements

The Student placement processed in managed centrally by the Professional Development Team.

The information outlined here is expanded upon in our Placements Protocol, please refer to this document for comprehensive advice and guidance.

What do teams have to do in order to accommodate a student?

If your team wishes to accommodate a student, there must be agreement from the Team Manager. There must also be a trained Practice Supervisor or Educator in the team.

If your team is interested in taking a student in the team, and would like to discuss further, please contact the Professional Development Team – details to the right.

The Process

  • A few months before the placement start date (January and September) you will be contacted by the Professional Development Team asking if you are able to accommodate a placement in your team.

  • Once we have made contact with the universities we will then endeavour to match the placement you have offered to the students put forward by the universities.

  • At this stage we will then get back in touch with you to let you know if we have been able to pair your placement with a student -sometimes this may take a while,as we may have last minute requests from the universities. Do not assume you will be taking a student, unless you hear from us to confirm

  • Once paired, the student will then get in touch to arrange a pre-placement meeting and, should this all be satisfactory, the placement will be confirmed.

  • We will then organise any IT training that the student requires and inform yourself and the student of these dates.

You may find the resources page helpful.

For further, more detailed information on the placement process, please see our Placement Protocol Microsoft Word 229kB