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Skills for Care has launched a series of new, short film clips to help adult social care employers get the most out of using the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC). The majority of employers regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have signed up to NMDS-SC but…
A new interactive version of the induction framework for care workers is now available. The desk-based app allows workers to record the learning achieve during their first 12 weeks of employment and it sets out the standards expected of social care workers. The social care induction framework app has been…
Universities are producing social workers who are "inadequately prepared", the government's advisor on children's social care has said in a highly critical report. Sir Martin Narey was asked to look into social work degrees following a number of cases where vulnerable children died despite having contact with social workers. He…
The Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) in Stirling has announced details of its nationally recognised programme to train one of your staff members as a facilitator. The facilitator then delivers this programme to eight staff members in their work place using a cascade approach. Three different programmes are available for…
Nearly 100 groups to benefit from £966,000 third-sector skills development fund. Funding of more than £950,000 is being allocated to help Scotland’s care providers to meet their workforce qualification requirements. Minister for Children & Young People Aileen Campbell confirmed that 98 voluntary sector care providers would share the investment to…
The Public Health Agency (PHA) is launching a new initiative to develop "health champions" in local communities. The PHA’s South Eastern Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement Team will focus on providing 12 community health development workers with an accredited training programme on how best to promote health and wellbeing in…
The Scottish Government is supporting its ‘Whole Systems Approach’ by funding training for youth justice social workers on an enhanced training course in Systemic Practice and Family Interventions. The course is professionally accredited by the Association of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (UK) and is delivered by the FAMILY THERAPY…
The National Skills Academy for Social Care’s latest Graduate Management Training Scheme came to an end this week, with a glittering graduation event to celebrate the achievements of all of its trainees. This pioneering scheme grows much needed talent for the sector by taking individual graduates interested in a career…
Moving Up is a programme for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) leaders from a wide variety of care backgrounds that sets out to harness the full talents that BAME staff bring to the workplace, with a new and inspiring approach to leadership development. Candidates will already have experience managing…
Childcare training in Scotland is receiving a £460,000 boost from the Scottish government for post-graduate and professional development places. This will fund extra opportunities for early years training for teachers and for Professional Development Awards for Childhood Practice students. The move comes as the Scottish Government expands the pre-school entitlement…
The Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) have announced the re-launch of their online, undergraduate course ‘Improving dementia care.’ This 15 week distance learning course is for health and social care practitioners looking to improve their knowledge and practice in the field of dementia care. The course aims are: to improve…
Learning Disability Wales, the charity representing the learning disability sector in Wales, has announced details of some courses taking place in the new year. Communicating Through Touch15 January 2014 in Cardiff A workshop to help those that care for someone with an Autism Spectrum Disorder or learning disabilities use touch…
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