About the Academy

Academy purpose and vision

Gloucestershire Children’s Services Social Work Academy is a professional development centre for social workers at all levels, from students and newly qualified social workers to heads of service. 

Our Academy supports a range of entry routes into social work and related professions including 'step up' and Frontline programmes.

Our Academy aims to embed a 'Gloucestershire Approach' to social work practice, leadership and management and underpins consistency in practice across Gloucestershire Children’s Services.

Our Academy delivers the following programmes.

  • Essential Training & Curriculum for all workers.
  • Quality and Audit
  • Students (pre and post qualified), Placement Supervisors & Practice Educators
  • Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE)
  • Advanced Practitioners
  • Practice Leaders


• Social Work Academy Service Manager
• Principal Social Worker
• Quality Assurance & Advanced Practice Manager
• NAAS & Curriculum Lead
• Advanced Social Work Educators
• Practice Learning Organiser (Students)
• Practice Development Coordinator
• Practice Learning Coordinator
• Administrators

Contact us

Gloucestershire Children's Services Social Work Academy

2nd Floor

Quayside House

Quay Street




01452 425413


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