About us

Our partnership

Cheshire & Merseyside Social Work Teaching Partnership (CMSWTP) comprises four Higher Education Institutions, eight Local Authorities, three NHS Trusts and a voluntary sector organisation covering Liverpool City Region, West Lancashire, Warrington, Cheshire West and Chester.

Our vision

The Vision of the Partnership is to improve the life chances of young children, young people, vulnerable adults and their families by improving the recruitment, retention and the training and development of social workers and their practice.

Our aims

The aims of the partnership are:

  • To provide well-designed, challenging and sustainable social work education at initial and post-qualifying levels, seeking wherever possible to expand, integrate and enhance provision leading to improved recruitment, retention and development of social workers and the overall quality of practice.
  • Increase research awareness and to develop research in practice through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and a strategic drive to improve research capacity and capability.
  • To recruit the highest calibre entrants, ensuring we respond to workforce planning needs of employers, who will be retained in the profession as resilient and highly effective social workers.
  • Create an interagency derived curriculum including a new approach to statutory placement provision.
  • Develop a sustainable learning culture across the partnership.