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The Scottish Social services Council (SSSC) has launched new learning resources to support early learning and childcare workers at a Scottish Government event in Glasgow. The free digital resources will support the workforce at a time of major expansion with recruitment of thousands of new workers to meet the Scottish…
This evaluation was commissioned by the Department for Education in 2015, as part of a series of studies into the implementation and impact of the Step Up to Social Work qualifying programme. The objectives set out by the Department for Education specified the overall aim for the study of assessing…
The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) has announced that it is developing new awards that will aim to improve young people’s understanding of mental health and wellbeing. New National Progression Awards in Mental Health and Wellbeing are being developed at level 4 and level 5 on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications…
Devon County Council is to give health and social care workers and job seekers wishing to enter the profession the chance to learn new maths, English, care and IT skills. Varied shift patterns and irregular hours can make it difficult for health & social care staff to attend regular training…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) has launched its new Induction Programme for Social Care Workers, which will replace the 2007 Induction Standards.The programme is aligned to the Standards of Conduct and Practice and will help and support new staff better understand their role, help build their confidence and…
The knowledge and skills statements are the foundation for the introduction of a post-qualification specialist career pathway for child and family social workers. They’re important for: child and family social work education recruitment career development performance appraisal These statements will form the basis of the national assessment and accreditation system…
This document sets out the Government response to the consultation for formally determining the Knowledge and Skills Statements for frontline practitioners and practice supervisors as the post-qualifying improvement standards. The consultations were conducted at a roundtable discussion and there were no online responses. The Department for Education have also updated…
Today’s healthcare professionals are in the vanguard of the much needed change in how patient care is undertaken and evaluated. Between 1 April 2016 and 31 January 2017, there were 365 reported perioperative incidents. Of these 351 were categorised as Never Events; preventable incidents that can include such things as…
Trish McCulloch and Susan Taylor, joint chairs of the Review of Social Work Education carried out for the Scottish Social services Council (SSSC), have published a paper in the British Journal of Social Work (2018) (Issue 0, pages 1–19) on the Review in the context of public sector reform and…
Social Work England will be the new professional regulator for social workers in England. It will undertake core regulatory functions including: Setting standards Holding the professional register Approving initial education and training courses for social workers Running a ‘fitness to practise’ system The Children and Social Work Act 2017 sets…
Bookings are open for Skills for Care’s new Inspire leadership development programme giving adult social care managers the right tools, confidence and guidance to help them move up to their next senior management role. The leadership programme consists of a series of four one-day practical and interactive workshops, with managers…
The Scottish Social Services Council has published their annual report and accounts for 1 April 2016 – 31 March 2017. Publication of the revised Codes of Practice and moving to a fitness to practise model of regulation were two major achievements in 2016-17. The Codes hadn’t been updated since they…
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