The School has a dedicated Practice, Placement and Service User team who work to facilitate relevant professional skills onto our degree programmes and support students into placements. Students on Social Work and Youth and Community Development programmes have compulsory placements to complete as part of their awards. The School also offers placement opportunities to students on Social Care, Health and Well-being, Health and Social Care degrees and the Integrated masters programme. Placements are drawn from a range of local statutory and voluntary sector welfare organisations. The School is a member of the Cheshire and Merseyside Social Work partnership and has partnership links with Nugent Care and Person Shaped Services (PSS). We have very good relationships with a range of welfare agencies covering work in the areas of mental health, child support, adult social care, refugee work, domestic violence and work with families of those in prison.
The social work programme at Liverpool Hope has a long-established international placement option for social work students. This allows interested students to undertake formal social work placements in either India or Gambia where they work closely with our partners to experience a wide range of approaches to social problems. Click here
to see a video of students from their international placement in Gambia during February 2019.
The School also has a range of international experiences that are available to all students in the School. This includes (Covid19 restrictions permitting) an annual summer school in Turkey where students get the opportunity to work alongside students from Turkey and Greece to address current social issues (recent trips included work with Syrian refugees, domestic violence support and climate crisis responses). We run an annual summer school to Michigan where students work alongside US students studying the mental health care system in the US, this is available to students in the summer between their second and third years. Finally, the School runs a bi-annual trip to the Palestinian West bank where students live with refugee families as part of a 13 day trip looking at welfare and educational issues for Palestinian refugee communities.