Across Foundation we have a number of Social Work students joining us on placements. As well as students being able to fulfil their practice based requirements to complete their qualifications; Foundation teams and customers benefit from the energy and enthusiasm that many of our students bring. Here, two students who recently finished their placements with Foundation, feedback on their experience.

Natalie Claire, student based with our Craven Team.

My placement with Foundation has been an extremely positive experience. I have come into a team that was under immense pressure due to cutbacks, but even in the face of adversity, I was made to feel welcome by each and everybody. My time with Foundation has certainly been enhanced by having such an amazing Practice Supervisor, and Practice Educator. I feel that I have learnt so much on my placement with Foundation, and it was everything I hoped it would be. Furthermore,  I believe that I have met all the domains set out by the Professional Capabilities Framework: with so much scope regarding service-user groups. Any student who is lucky enough to be placed with Foundation should make the most of this wonderful opportunity, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Foundation for enriching me as a person, and thus, my future practice.


Joely Brice, student placed with our Leeds team.

My placement at Foundation has been a great experience, so happy to have had Foundation as my first placement experience. I felt welcomed from day one and the team have supported me so much with adapting to working within the organisation. There were no unrealistic expectations of me and I was never put in a situation that I felt uncomfortable or jeopardised my safety. I felt appreciated and respected as a support worker not “just a student”. I was allowed to grow at my own pace and members of the team actively sought to provide me with learning opportunities. My supervisor, Natasha, was approachable and always willing to support me, I felt comfortable with her. I really like that everyone is customer focused, and genuinely want people to get on in life positively. What I have learnt here is invaluable and I feel more much more confident in my practice as a student social worker and will no doubt transfer these new skills once qualified. I enjoyed it so much I have taken a temporary role within Foundation. Thanks for everything!

Fine praise for these two teams.


Thank you sincerely to all of them and to all of our students and teams working together across Foundation.