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A Prince’s Trust initiative called ‘Get into Health & Social Care’ has proved a hit with young people across Northern Ireland this month. The programme is aimed at young people aged 16 to 25 who are unemployed but want to work in the care sector. On 6 March, the charity…
Care home staff need greater training to deal with residents who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transexual (LGBT) and living with dementia, a new report claims. The ‘Over the Rainbow’ report says those people are often living in “double isolation” and need better support to ensure their identities are not…
All new healthcare assistants and social care support workers in England will need to get a Care Certificate in their first 12 weeks of employment. The Care Certificate assesses the fundamental skills, knowledge and behaviours that are required to provide safe, effective and compassionate care. It will be awarded to…
More than £1 million will help support Scottish social service staff with training, the Scottish Government announced today. Around 800 employees in 74 care charities across Scotland will benefit from the funding which aims to ensure the workforce has the skills and qualifications they need to provide the best possible…
New guidance is now available for trainers working with newly qualified social workers (NQSW), social workers and other professionals who work in adult care and community care settings, particularly as frontline practitioners and team managers. The guidance shows you how you can use the online resource to enhance practice across…
New nursery and pre-school staff will be required to undertake paediatric first aid for the first time, under new government proposals. The new proposals will mean newly qualified staff with a childcare level 2 and 3 qualification must have an emergency paediatric first aid or full paediatric first aid certificate…
A new qualification could have a major impact on improving the quality of care provided to people of all ages in Wales. Launched by the Care Council for Wales (CCW), and awarding bodies, Agored Cymru and City and Guilds, the award is designed for those starting in care jobs to…
More than £300 million is to be spent by the Government on research into dementia while all NHS staff will have to undergo training in the condition, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced. Outlining new plans to tackle what he described as "one of the greatest challenges of our lifetime",…
Research in Practice for Adults (RiPfA) are running four workshops in March to support Team Managers who need to understand and deliver effective lifespan safeguarding in practice for people with learning disabilities. The workshops will deliver the following: Clearer understanding of how risk enablement and person-centred working can begin earlier…
Podcasts of the presentations, keynote speeches and a promotional video from a recent Northern Ireland Social Work Leadership conference are now available online. This material provides a wealth of rich information that you are encouraged to use further for the purposes of training or otherwise. In addition, two key Social…
Thurrock Council is taking steps to entice qualified social workers who have experience of working in children’s services back into the profession by running a 'Return to Social Work' course. The ten-day training course, which starts in March, will provide social workers who have been thinking of returning to work…
Northern Ireland's HSC Leadership Centre has published details of a regional management development programme for social work team leaders. 'Managing Effective Practice' will be taking place from February until June 2015 and the programme aims to: Develop Social Work Team Leader roles and build on existing management experience. Develop the…
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