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Social Work

Welcome to all practice educators, on-site supervisors and agencies considering offering a social work student placement.

We hope these web pages will give you all the information you need in setting up and supporting a social work placement.

Thinking about offering a social work student placement

This document provides agencies and practice educators basic information about supporting a social work student on placement, the support we offer and the information we will need to set up a placement.

Information we give to prospective students about the social work placement

This brochure is for individuals who are thinking about applying for a place on the social work course here at Anglia Ruskin University. It sets out clearly what they can expect in terms of placement options, travel arrangements, time commitments and so on.

Anglia Ruskin social work placement guide and workbook

Our social work placement guide is updated every academic year and advises all parties on the processes and requirements of social work placements. It includes contact details, placement dates and information on the assessment. The workbook is the assessment tool that is used throughout the student social work placement.

Student induction

It is really important that students have a good induction to your agency. You may find this template document useful in supporting the student over their first couple of weeks.

Invoicing information


We run a number of workshops per year for practice educators and on-site supervisors, workshops for practice educators and a two-day training programme for those acting as on-site supervisors for our students or thinking about undertaking the role in the future. See the workshop flyer for details of upcoming workshops.

For further information in Chelmsford, please email our practice team on [email protected]

For further information about placements in Cambridge and Peterborough, please email the Practice Team: [email protected]

If you are interested in becoming a Practice Educator and want to complete a course to meet the Practice Educator Professional Standards, follow the link below for further details.

Practice Education and Supervision in Social Work