Social Work Coffee Breaks

Our Social Work Coffee Breaks (SWCB) provide a fortnightly learning opportunity for social workers to join practice-led discussions with sector experts and organisations. As a collaborative community, we are committed to positively impacting the lives of children and families by continually developing our knowledge and sharing ideas. Excellent leadership is at the core of the topics we cover, with a focus on providing practical learning that help social workers be the best they can be in their role. 

Our Social Work Coffee Breaks will return in 2022

In the meantime, you can catch up on previous sessions by visiting our resource library.

Our hosts

Khushali Supeda

Khushali is currently working as a Transitions Manager for Family Support at London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. She worked in a variety of roles as a social worker before moving into management roles. Khushali is also a member of various steering groups that promote a voice within children services around race and equality.

Jonny Hoyle

Jonny is a care experienced social worker in North Yorkshire and until recently managed the leaving care team that offered him a service as a teenager. Currently Jonny is reviewing the service provided to the children they look after and finding ways to make it better. He has spent his life campaigning for positive changes in the care system, setting up the charity A National Voice when he was just 18 years old.

Previous sessions

Motivational interviewing and child protection social work

In the session, Charlie focussed on motivational interviewing and how you can best apply this approach to your work with children and families.

How can we practice systemically in uncertain situations?

Dean Stamp discusses the topic of safe uncertainty in relation to social worker anxiety and how to continue with systemic practice in uncertain times.

Re-imagining child protection with Black families

Keisha Davidson draws on her work over the past year with social workers, social work decision makers and Black families.

Race and contemporary policing practices in the context of social work

Lisa Zaranyika leads this session covering race and policing practices in the context of social work.