Social Work Training

Social work training and education at Families Forward

Families Forward is an independent voluntary agency conducting statutory work in the field of private law contact.


We feel that we offer high quality first and final social work placements whereby students have the opportunity to work directly with families, attaining essential transferable skills, with the aim of working towards meeting the PCF framework.  We have PQ1 and PQ2 assessors on site who provide a supportive working environment alongside regular professional supervision.

If you would like further information, please get in touch with Anne Benn, Manager.




  • The majority of people who have attended are happy they came and say that they felt it was helpful. Here are some quotes from people who have previously attended the course:

    I was very happy with Families Forward. My worker was great with my child

    The biggest thank you ever for everything that you have done. You knew what to sat ay the right time. I have been guided and kept sane at times and learnt to take focus. You are all a credit to the Centre.

    I found the atmosphere at Families Forward warm and welcoming. All the staff worked sensitively and helped contact move on to where me and my ex partner have put our differences aside and we know make our own arrangements for contact. I recommend Families Forward to any parent who finds it difficult to see their children no matter how hard it may seem.

    The service is amazing and I can’t tell you how much it helped me. Only wish you had a greater influence in Court